How to prepare milk and rice payasam ?

In India payasam is one of the very traditional sweet recipe that is prepared mainly for festivals. Check out this article to know the simplest way by which you can prepare milk and rice payasam for your beloved ones.


Milk and Rice payasam is one of the delicious sweet and it give good health and make us to go paradise when we eat it. Milk and rice are available in India. It is mostly used by Indian peoples. Milk is one of the nutrient rich drink that is mainly given to the children for their growth. Indians worship cow as 'gomatha" a God give "amirtham" that means milk. This milk contain proteins, calcium, fat, and some minerals that helps for human growth. In addition it contains water content that essential for human body.Payasam is one of the traditional dessert that is widely prepared by Indians for festival or other family functions in home. All over India, payasam is one of the common dessert item. It was widely liked by all state people in India.There are varieties of payasam like

  1. Vermicelli payasam
  2. Dhal payasam
  3. Fruit payasam
  4. Jaggery payasam
  5. Dates payasam
  6. jawvarisi payasam( special in Tamil Nadu)
  7. Pradamam in Kerala
  8. Rava payasam

Delicious milk and rice payasam recipe

Milk is the main ingredient for this payasam while another major ingredient is the rice. As we all know, rice is rich with carbohydrates. It is also cultivated in almost all parts of India. Without rice, no Indian food is completed. Then for the color of the payasam we add kesar that is available in India. Apart from this, there are many ingredients like coconut flakes and cashew nuts that make this payasam more delicious and a wonderful dessert .Cashew nut has rich fat content above 12 g and carbohydrates value approximately 8.56 g. Its need some more time to prepare but result in very delicious dessert.For the preparation of this payasam we need the following ingredients.

Ingredients for delicious milk and rice payasam

  • Milk - 1 liter
  • Raw or Normal rice(as your wish) - 1/2 cup ( soak it for half an hour)
  • Ghee - 1/2 cup
  • Cashew nut - 1/2 cup( soak it in cup of milk for 3 hours and grind it like paste)
  • Sugar - 3/4 cup
  • Coconut flakes - 1/2 cup
  • Badam and Pista - 4 or 5 ( make it like flakes)
  • kesar for make it colorful ( soak it in a spoon of milk)
  • Cardamom powder - 1/2 spoon

Preparation method

  • Flame the stove. Then place a pan and add ghee on it. Allow it to melt
  • Add soaked rice on it. Let it to medium fry(Make sure it should not turn to brown)
  • After 5 minutes, add milk on it and stir well. Let it remain for 25 minutes in medium flame
  • If It look like gravy structure, add cashew nut paste and stir it well so that there is a slight variation in structure of the payasam
  • Add sugar into it and stir well
  • Add coconut flakes and cardamom powder
  • Then also add badam and pista flakes
  • Last but not least add soaked kesar into the payasam
  • Finally delicious payasam is ready to serve

This is a simple preparation method for making milk and rice payasam at home. You can either serve it hot or cold. You can cool it by placing in the refrigerator. This payasam has a delicious taste with a good smell and color. Try to make this easy payasam at home as almost all ingredients are avaialble in your home kitchen or nearby stores.

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