Paal Payasam Recipe: How To Make The Traditional Paal Payasam

By: Subodini Menon

Paal payasam is a healthy and wholesome sweet that is commonly made in the south of India. It is also a favourite recipe during the regional festivals like Onam and Vishu. It is loved by people of all ages and can even be served to babies as well.

The paal payasam recipe does not need a lot of ingredients and needs very little preparation time.

It is a milk-based recipe. You need to cook raw rice in milk until it is soft and tender. The milk is simmered until it is thickened and turns aromatic. The payasam is further flavoured with spices to enhance the taste.

You could try preparing this sweet at home by following our step-by-step procedure with images. Also, have a look at the video below.

PAAL PAYASAM RECIPE VIDEO

Paal Payasam Recipe
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Prep Time
5 Mins
Cook Time
20 Mins
Total Time
25 Mins

Recipe By: Hema Subramanian

Recipe Type: Sweets

Serves: 2

Ingredients
  • Milk - 1 litre

    Cooked raw rice - 1 cup

    Roasted cashew nuts and raisins - for garnishing

    Sugar - 4 tsp

    Cardamom powder - 1 tsp

Red Rice Kanda Poha
How to Prepare
  • 1 . Boil the milk for a few minutes.

    2. Add rice to it and let it cook.

    3. Once the milk has reduced and thickened, add sugar.

    4. Add cardamom powder and let it boil for two minutes.

    5. Garnish it with roasted nuts and raisins.

    6. Serve it either hot or chilled.

Instructions
  • 1. Keep stirring while boiling the milk, so that it doesn’t stick to the sides of the pan.
  • 2. Cook the rice well before adding the sugar to your payasam.
  • 3. The milk must be thickened before adding sugar.
  • 4. Adjust the sugar according to your taste.
Nutritional Information
  • Serving size - 1 cup
  • Calories - 860 cal
  • Fat - 12 g
  • Protein - 20 g
  • Carbohydrates - 168 g
  • Sugar - 46 g

STEP BY STEP - HOW TO MAKE PAAL PAYASAM

1. Boil milk for a few minutes.

Paal payasam recipe

2. Add rice to it and let it cook.

Paal payasam recipe

3. Once the milk has reduced and thickened, add sugar.

Paal payasam recipe

4. Add cardamom powder and let it boil for two minutes.

Paal payasam recipe

5. Garnish it with roasted nuts and raisins.

Paal payasam recipe

6. Serve it either hot or chilled.

Paal payasam recipe
Paal payasam recipe
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