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Paal payasam/Palpayasam

Happy Onam to all my friends and readers!
Wish you all a very happy and prosperous Onam!!!

Onam is finally here and no celebration is complete without a sweet dessert. I am sure no Malayali can think of a sadhya without a payasam. Pal payasam is definitely a star,my all time favorite :) This is a rich delicious payasam where the rice is cooked in milk till it attains a creamy texture. The milk gets reduced and the flavor and taste is very much  like palkova. It has very little ingredients, but it is time consuming and  needs a little patience to prepare this dessert. Here I have used basmathi rice but it is best if we use payasam ari (rice) or rose matta rice.Try this you will surely love it.

Basmathi Rice- 2 hand full
( or rose matta rice)
Milk- 5 cup
Sugar- 1/2 cup
Cardamon crushed-4-5
Cashew nut- 8-10

Wash and soak rice for one hour. In a heavy bottom pan pour milk and bring it to a boil and allow it to reduce a bit.
Now add  rice and  and cook in low medium flame. Keep stirring occasionally till the rice is cooked completely. Add sugar and stir continuously for about 15 minutes till the payasam thickens and attains a creamy consistency.Add cardamon and  chopped cashew nuts and mix.
If you have tulsi leaves you can add two or three to give an extra flavor. The whole process will take about and hour. Serve warm.

Try this,
Hope you will all enjoy!


  1. Happy Onam Suja, the paal payasam looks so creamy and rich..

  2. Happy Onam. Delicious payasam

  3. Happy Onam Suja dear and to all in your family ! This palpayasam looks simply divine and I feel to grab it from the screen..My Lord,you are a torturing queen..(Hugs)

  4. Wish you all the best of the season.Your payasom is so tempting!

  5. Happy onam to you and your family Suja. Irresistible payasam.

  6. Happy Obama to you and your family ... Lovely kheer

  7. Happy Onam Suja to you and your family. Payasam is so perfect for the occasion. will love to try your payasam recipes, book-marked :D

  8. Adipoli payasam, Onam vannu alle.

  9. I love this yummy payasam... Onam wishes dear

  10. Happy onam Suja! payasam looks delicious!

  11. Hi Suja , Happy onam to you and a delicious recipe to celebrate it with......

  12. I think this is one of the most vital information for me. And i am glad reading your article. But want to remark on some general things, The website style is wonderful, the articles is really nice : D. Good job, cheers

  13. Happy Onam!! This is a creamy & rich pal payasam...very tempting..
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

  14. love this payasam. happy onam to you.

  15. Happy onam wishes Suja, pal payasam looks super rich and creamy.

  16. Happy Onam Suja.. Palpayasam looks creamy and yummy.

  17. Happy Onam Suja... Love the pics and love your blog too...

  18. Happy Onam Suja.... Love the clicks and your blog.... I will try making this....

  19. Delicious and yummy payasam....Happy Onam to you and your family dear.

  20. hi,
    payasam luks yummy :)
    bw can i use nirapara palakkadan matat rice /sortex rice for this which is the one i have with me righ now ?

    1. Hi Veens,Happy Onam
      For payasam you can use any type of raw rice, Unakkalari (raw dry rice not para boiled) is best for payasam. Hope you will try and enjoy!

  21. YUMMY YUMMY pal payasam... my all time favorite... but never tried with rice... ll try soon... Happy Onam to U n Ur family... Enjoy well...

  22. Thanks all for stopping by and for the sweet comments. Happy Onam to all of you:)

  23. Oooh!! i'm drooling here, yummo! Happy Onam to you and your family! :)

  24. wow, ,my fav.. looks mouthwatering !!

  25. Delicious Payasam, looks really yum Suja :)
    Happy Onam Wishes to you and family!!

  26. Happy Onam,Suja..Yummy delicious the presentation:-)

  27. hi suja when it comes to your blog, this payasam looks more delicious... your photography is great too. have a nice day

  28. Happy Onam Suja and that sure is a delicious tempting.

  29. Super creamy and yummy pal payasam !!

  30. Could you please send this delicious payasam to me? Looks so yummy. Happy Onam Suja!! :)

  31. Happy onam...Pal payasam adipoli aayittundu...Lovely presentation...

  32. Payasam looks inviting....Happy to follow you...:)

  33. The idea of Adding tulasi is very new to mee. Looks very tempting. I llve this payasam. Very well captured.

    1. Thanks all for stopping by and for the sweet comments:)

  34. hello madam namaste iam new to his blog but i need your june i went ot temple trip in that kerala padmanabha swami temple also there. in that temple gurukal/preast gave payasam prasadam made with red rice (kara arise) it is very delicious please tell me how to make it. this is my mail id

  35. Hi Solomonraju ji,thanks for stopping by . I have never tasted the palpayasam of Padmanabha Swami Temple. Hope I could taste it some time. But I was lucky to taste Ambalapuzha pal payasam which is considered very very delicious.

    This is just a humble version. I have no idea how they make such delicious and perfect payasams in temples :)
    It is said to be very simple with just three ingredients,rose payasam rice,milk and sugar with no flavorings. I personally feel that it all depends on their experience, technique and the time taken for the milk to condense and slightly caramelize. It is said that Ambalapuzha palpayasam cooking time is more than five hours. So much of patience and care will surely produce wonderful results.

    I will always be in the look out for the improvised versions and to make more perfect palpayasam.I will be updating here and will surely share the recipe with you. Have a nice day :)


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