Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Thengai Payasam/Coconut Kheer



Wishing everyone a year filled with happiness, peace and harmony.

Let’s start this year on a sweet note, with this simple payasam/kheer. This is again a dish which I came to know of and tasted only after marriage. It is one of my MIL’s recipe. This is a really easy payasam and can be made in no time with just a few commonly available ingredients and hence my MIL calls it “thideer payasam”. Even though, the ingredients that go into making this may be very common ones, but the taste is really good. I simply love the combination of coconut and jaggery. So if you are looking for quick and delicious dessert, give this a try.



What you’ll need
  1. Raw Rice – 1 tbsp
  2. Fresh scraped coconut – ½ cup, tightly packed
  3. Powdered Jaggery – 1 cup
  4. Boiled, cooled milk – ¾ cup
  5. Cardamom – 2 or 3
  6. Cashew nuts – 6 to 7, broken
  7. Ghee – 1 tsp

Method
  1. Wash and soak the rice in water for about an hour.
  2. Drain, and grind along with coconut into a fine paste, adding about ¼ cup of water.
  3. Dissolve the jaggery, by heating it with ¼ cup of water, strain to remove impurities. Keep aside.
  4. Transfer the ground paste, to a heavy bottom vessel. To this add about 2 cups of water and heat on medium flame.
  5. Keep stirring else it will form lumps. Keep stirring and cook until the paste is cooked. The paste will turn semi solid like porridge.
  6. At this stage add the jaggery mixture and stir well. Boil on low heat for 3 to 4 minutes.
  7. Remove from heat, add the milk and cardamom powder and mix well.
  8. In a small frying pan, heat a tsp of ghee and fry the cashew nuts. Add it to the payasam.

Delicious payasam is ready. Serve warm.



Note:
Due to the addition of rice, the payasam tends to thicken, so add little milk and adjust consistency before serving.


20 comments:

Reshmi Mahesh said...

Happy New Year....Payasam looks super tempting...I too love coconut jaggery combo..

Kavitha said...

Looks yummy :) Happy New Year...

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Maha Gadde said...

Yummy kheer..Happy new year 2014:)

Torviewtoronto said...

looks flavourful happy new year

Ramya Krishnamurthy said...

Yummy kheer and Happy New Year Akka

Veena Theagarajan said...

looks so creamy and tasty! Happy new year!

Sanoli Ghosh said...

Lipsmacking good coconut kheer. Simply delicious!

Vijayalakshmi Dharmaraj said...

Very yumm and delicious payasam aks... Happy New Year...:)

Preetha Soumyan said...

This looks so yumm.. and very creamy texture.. i have tried most of the payasam recipes.. but this is new to me..
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kitchen queen said...

yummy delicious payasam.

nandoos Kitchen said...

very yummy payasam

Sangeetha Priya said...

such a tempting kheer, new year wishes to you n ur family!!!

Rafeeda AR said...

this is something new... (like almost all ur recipes! :) ) the payasam looks so so tempting... bookmarked!

Nagashree said...

Simply flavorful. Love the combination of coconut & jaggery.

Uma Ramanujam said...

The colour of the payasam itself gives a divine feeling. :-) Happy New Year Kaveri.

Kalpana Sareesh said...

nice preperation..

Rajani said...

This truly is a quick payasam, thanks for sharing a family recipe.

Krish Lakshminarayanan said...

Happy new year to all. Nalla irukku. Panni paakkarom

Vidhya said...

My mom to makes this ,but uses raw rice flour instead,will try this version as raw flour is not available here. Wishing you and your family a wonderful 2014!

Shanthi said...

Looks so tempting.. Love to have it.

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