Oct 23, 2009

How to make Phirni - Indian Rice pudding recipe

        Pal payasam/Kheer/rice pudding is an exclusive Indian dessert mostly prepared during festive occasions. As I had mentioned in my previous mail that vadai and payasam is certainly made during any Tamil festival. I had made this payasam for Deepavali lunch.
         There are various ways people prepare this dessert. Some use precooked rice and then add it to the milk. Some use soaked rice and then cook it along with the milk.
       This time,I prepared it in a slightly different manner. I made it in the north indian style called phirni where the rice is broken to a semolina like consistency.
       It was really delicious. I love it chilled!!

Rice- 1/2 cup
Milk- 500 ml
Sugar-3/4 cup to 1 cup
Cashews- 5
Almonds- 5
Cardamom powder-a pinch
Kesar/saffron- few strands

Soak the rice for an hour.
Drain the water.
Add a spoon of milk.
Then grind it to a coarse paste(consistency of fine rava).
Heat a pan and add ghee. Fry the nuts till they turn golden brown
Boil the milk. Add the rice paste.
Add the sugar.
Add the cardamom powder and kesar.
Keep stirring till the rice gets cooked and the volume of milk slightly reduces and the whole mixture thickens.
Add the roasted nuts.
  Serve hot or chilled.

rice payasam


Sanghi said...

Wow.. yummy payasam sowmya!

Shama Nagarajan said...

lovely yummy dessert

Cham said...

The rice is ground into paste, sounds quick treat!

Tina said...

Yummy payasam.

Prathibha said...

I love this..simple n yummy

jayasree said...

I made a similar one for navarathri. Ground some coconut along with rice. This is a nice twist to our own pal payasam.

K said...

Soaking the rice and grinding is new to me. Looks good!

prasu said...

yummy payasam dear.........

Priya said...

Simply superb, delectable payasam..

Preeti Kashyap said...

yummy! i love payasam ...its easy and fuss free.

Sarah Naveen said...

Simply Delicious!!!

A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

That is one yummy bowl.

Ivy said...

Amazing! I just came from a French blog and read a rice pudding with creme anglaise. Each country has it's own rice pudding and I think all rice puddings are delicious.

Suparna said...

Heya sowmya,
That's an interesting mix of north and south Indian method dear, seems easy and yummy :)

Chitra said...

hmm, yummy ..i've tried this in a different way..will try ur version soon

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Mriganayani said...

Looks good Sowmya!

I made this on Diwali day - I had sugar syrup left over from ladoos..and had chopped nuts left over from my burfi - added it all to the payasam and it was great!

This is truly Indian comfort food!

bindiya said...

Got no words to say-except looks simply mouthwatering!

Parita said...

No one would say no to this delicious sweet!

chakhlere said...

This one of my favorite kheers.

Looks nice.

Raje said...

Yummy desert. Nice presentation!

Sush said...

Delicious looking kheer Sowmya. Did your son enjoy burning crackers?

Sireesha said...

Scrumptiouspayasam sowmya:)

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