Category: Payasam

Paal Payasam

Paal payasam is an exotic dessert made with rice, milk and sugar. It is made on the festival days and offered to God. Paal payasam should not be too thick. Else it will land up in paal sadham(milk rice) instead of paal payasam. This is one of the common errors that many make. You have to be patient while making this payasam....

Arisi thengai payasam

Arisi thengai payasam is a traditional payasam made in Brahmin houses. It is one of my favourite payasams made at home. Arisi thengai payasam is called as Rice coconut pudding in english. It is made with rice, coconut and jaggery. This is easy to make and can be made in no time. We offer it to god as prasadh or...

Sweet rice

Sweet rice is the mixture of rice with jaggery syrup and grated coconut with elaichi flavour. The taste and flavour differs from sweet pongal(Chakkarai pongal), and nei payasam. It has its unique taste. This is my grandma’s(mother’s mom) recipe. I learnt this from my mom.  This is the first time we made this recipe n the absence of my grandma...

Sakkarai Pongal

Sakkarai pongal is an auspicious neivedhyam made in many perumal(Lord Venkateshwara) temples. It is the main recipe made on the occasion of Thai Pongal. However it is also made at home during many occasions. We can make this recipe with or without adding milk into it. Here I have posted the recipe without adding milk into it. INGREDIENTS Raw rice...

Carrot Payasam

Carrot payasam is a new recipe I learnt an year ago.  My mom and grandmom makes Carrot milkshake at home for me regularly.  It is one of my favourite milkshake.  But the carrot payasam is different from the milkshake. I made this payasam for Gayathri japam ie., the next day after Avani Avittam.  You can actually feel the presence of...

Akkaravadisal

Akkaravadisal is an Iyengar recipe, similar to Pongal. It is pressure cooked completely with milk that gives it a rich and creamy texture.  Akkaravadisal is prepared on Koodaravalli day – 27th day of Margazhi.  In the 27th poem of Koodaraivellum poem of Thiruppavai,  Sri Andal says “Mooda Nei Peidhu muzhangai vazhivaara”  and so we prepare it with a lot of ghee....

Kadalai paruppu payasam

Kadalai paruppu payasam is made with channa dhal and jaggery. It is very easy to make. This payasam can be made for any festival. INGREDIENTS Channa Dal or kadalai paruppu-3/4 cup Powdered jaggery- 1 cup  Cardamom powder- A pinch Milk – 1 cup Water- To dissolve Jaggery Ghee – 2 tsp Roast the dhal in half a tsp of ghee...

Vermicelli kheer/Semiya payasam using condensed milk

 Semiya payasam is one of the rare payasams that we make at home. I remember eating it when I was very young probably I must be 10 – 12 yrs old. Though I don’t remember exactly, I would like to share whatever that stays in my memory. My dad made this one evening for all of us and it was...

Nei payasam

Nei payasam is a very simple but delicious payasam made as a neiveydhyam in many Kerala temples. This is made at my home when we conduct Bhagavath Sevai. My dad makes this payasam very well. We make in large quantities in a big uruli and distribute it to the guests who come for Bhagavath Sevai. INGREDIENTS Rice – 1 cup...

Chadha chadhayam / Idichu pizhinja payasam.

Chadha chadhayam or Idichu pizhinja payasam is the most favoured payasam among Keralites. In Malayalam, idichu means pounding and pizhinju means squeezing. In olden days, the scraped coconut was pounded in mortar since there was no blenders or mixers. Hence the payasam was named like that. The main ingredient in this is coconut milk and the extraction of this milk...

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