Monday, January 20, 2014

Neipayasam/Sharkara payasam





Neipayasam/Sharkara payasam

Today's recipe is a sure treat for all those who love payasam. This payasam tastes divine and no wonder it is made as neivedhyam in temples. In temples it is called kadum payasam because it is very sweet. We make  Sharkara payasam or neipayasam at home on special occasions. This is a flavorful and rich payasam made with rice, ghee and jaggery/molasses. It has thicker consistency than the normal payasam. Try this you will surely love it.


Ingredients
Raw rice/payasam rice- 1 cup
Jaggery syrup - 1 1/2 cup
Water- 3 cup
Ghee- 1/3 cup
Grated coconut- 3/4 cup
Cardamon powder- 1/2 tsp
Ginger powder- 1/2 tsp
Cashew nuts and raisins- 1/4 cup


Wash the rice and strain.Cook this rice in a pot with 3 cups of water. You can also pressure cook the rice.
Meanwhile powder jaggery and bring it to a boil with 2 cups of water. Strain to take out the impurities. Transfer into a heavy bottom pan and simmer till the jaggery becomes thick syrup.
(Note I took around 350 gram jaggery for this recipe)
Make sure that the rice is cooked and soft. Add the jaggery syrup to the rice and allow the rice and jaggery to simmer and thicken for about 5-6 minutes. Next add the grated coconut and little of the ghee and mix well. Continue stir and simmer and add ghee in intervals to avoid sticking to the bottom. When the payasam starts leaving the edges of the pan add cardamon powder, ginger powder, cashew nuts and raisins. Switch off the flame when the payasam reaches desired consistency. The payasam will thicken as it cools down.



Try this
Hope you will all enjoy!

26 comments:

  1. looks yum and so rich. loved the dark color Suja.

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  2. yummy neipayasam .

    On-going event: South Indian cooking

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  3. payasam looks very delicious.

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  4. Suja,the presentation need three cheers..Superbly nostalgic and homely.The entrance of 'mayilpeeli' make it worth an effort..Truly yummy nostalgic payasam.

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  5. I always love this temple style payasam.. looks divine :)

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  6. Looks so authentic Suja...just like the ones we get in Kerala temples..mmm...drooling here

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  7. Devine temple payasam looks delicious.

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  8. ഇഷ്ടപ്പെട്ടു
    ഈയൊരു റെസിപ്പി ഞാന്‍ ആദ്യമായാണ് കാണുന്നത്.
    ഒന്ന് പരീക്ഷിച്ച് നോക്കട്ടെ

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  9. പായസം റൈസ് എന്നാല്‍ എന്താണ്? കുത്തരിയാണോ?

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    1. Unakkalari/ Kerala red rice aanu use cheyunnathu. Broken rose matta rice is the best, it cooks faster.

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  10. Wow dear. This payasam is my hubby's favorite and this recipe is truly authentic. I had made very long ago before blogging, but with too much jaggery. Yours looks super delicious. Bookmarking this!

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  11. Suja Payasam looks delicious. The colours are gorgeous.

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  12. Looks so good and delicious, the pictures are wonderful!

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  13. Neipayasam Adipoli. Aravana with nuts.

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  14. Reminds me of aravana payasam.. looks delish and inviting dear

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  15. How much time it takes for this preparation? And how many people does it serve?
    Thanks
    Vibha

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    1. Vibha,it will take around half an hour to make this payasam..will serve around 4-5 people.

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