Oct 24, 2012

Aval(poha) payasam(kheer) recipe

Happy Vijaydashmi to all the readers of Creative Saga!!
    Hope you all had a grand navaratri!!
    Aval payasam is a easy and delicious dessert for the festival days. I made it and tasted this for the first time. Infact its so easy and quick , I am sure to make this again especially during our religious get togethers.
aval payasam recipe

Ingredients-
Aval/poha/beaten rice- 1 cup
Whole Milk-4 cups
Cashewnuts-8-10 broken
Sugar- 3/4 cup
Cardamom powder- 1/2tsp
Saffron/kesar strands- few
Ghee-1/2tbsp


Method-
 Heat ghee in a pan. Add the cashews and roast until golden brown. Remove the cashews and keep aside till use.
In the same pan, add the beaten rice. Saute for around 5 minutes till it turns little crispy with a nice aroma.
Boil the milk. Add the beaten rice followed by the sugar , cardamom powder and the saffron.
While you add, also keep stirring the milk.
You may need to stir for around 15-20 minutes until the volume of the milk reduces a little, the beaten rice is well cooked.Keep scraping the sides while stirring.When its reduced to a thick desired consistency, remove from flame.
Serve it hot or cold.
poha kheer
Notes-
      Alternatively, you can cook the roasted poha in boiling water and then add it to the thickened milk. Then add the sugar and nuts. Stir for another 5-6 minutes till sugar dissolves and everything combines well.
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