Aval Sharkara Payasam
Aval Sharkara payasam is quick and simple payasam/pudding. It is made with rice flakes/beaten rice and jaggery and coconut milk. Earlier I posted aval milk payasam.This is yet another yummy version. Give this recipe a try,you will surely love it.
Aval (Beaten red rice)- 1 1/2cup
Jaggery ( powdered)-250 grams
(Adjust according to sweetness you prefer)
Coconut milk thick- 1 1/2 cup
Coconut milk thin- 2 cup
Cardamon crushed- 5-6
Raisins and cashew nuts- a few
Ghee- 3 tsp
Place aval in a strainer and rinse under running water, strain and keep aside.
Add jaggery in a heavy bottom pan, add 1 1/2 cup of water and bring to a boil.Strain the impurities and bring it back to boil. Allow this to reduce and become a thick syrup.
In a separate pan heat ghee in a pan and roast the aval/rice flakes till it becomes crisp. Add thin coconut milk and cook till aval become soft.Pour the jaggery and crushed cardamom allow the payasam to simmer and thicken, stirring in between for five to six minutes.Finally pour the thick coconut milk and simmer in low flame for one minute. Do not allow to boil.
Heat ghee in a separate pan and fry cashew nuts and when it changes color add raisins and fry for a few seconds. Add this to the payasam and mix.Allow to cool and serve.
Hope you will all enjoy!