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.
Rice – 1 cup
Jaggery – 3 cups
Water – 3 cups
Cumin seeds – 1/2 tsp
- Pressure cook the rice.
- Dissolve the jaggery in water, strain it and allow it to boil. Make one string consistency.
- Add the pressure cooked rice. Stir well until the rice mix with the jaggery.
- Finally fry cumin seeds in ghee and mix with the payasam.
Note: Add 5 cups of jaggery for kadu mathuram and follow the same method.