Paal payasam is a traditional Indian dessert served for any occasion or festival. Most of our south Indian feast will never get completes without this delicious classic dessert.
Tamil New Year is on its way, so I have planned to post this classic Paal Payasam in my blog to celebrate the New Year. Wishing you all very happy and prosperous New Year!
Actually the original recipe requires cooking of rice in milk in an open pan for long time, here I am giving you a easy and quick method of making Paal Payasam with pressure cooker method, however you don’t need to compromise on taste…it tastes equally delicious.
Basmati Rice – 1 tablespoon
Milk – ½ litre
Water – 2 cup
Nuts and Raisins – as required
Sugar – 3/4 cup
Ghee – 1 tablespoon
Cardamom – 2 nos.
Heat a pan with a table spoon of ghee then fry nuts, raisins and keep it aside.
In the remaining ghee add the washed and well drained rice and fry for 1 minute.
Add a cup of water and a cup of milk and pressure cook for 2 whistles.
Once the pressure releases, open the pan and add remaining milk, cardamon powder, sugar, fried nuts and raisins.
Simmer the flame and cook for 4 to 5 minutes, This Payasam will thicken when it is cooled down so switch off accordingly.
Note: To get creamy texture, you can add the rice by grinding it coarsely in a mixer.