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
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.
Hope you will all enjoy!