Thursday, August 18, 2011

PAL PAYASAM / Kerala Rice Kheer with Milk

 What better way to start Onam specials, than with Pal Payasam. This payasam also known as Ambalappuzha pal payasam,  is made with a special Kerala rice - Unakkallari and is cooked with milk. .

Ingredients :

Unakkallari / Kerala Red rice : 1/2Cup, cleaned and drained
Milk : 5Cups
Sugar : 1Cup

Method :

Combine all ingredients in a pressure cooker and cook on low flame for 20-30minutes. Turn off the flame before it whistles. It will enhance the pink shade of payasam.

Traditional way :

1. Heat milk in a heavy bottom vessel and add the rice to it. Cook in medium / low flame until the rice is 80%cooked.

2. Now add the sugar and continue cooking. Cook on low flame till the quantity of milk is reduced to 2/3rd.(should not over cook the rice as it will change the consistency of payasam) It takes about 1 1/2hrs and continuous stirring is needed after adding sugar.(that's why people makes it only for festivals)


3. You can turn of the flame when the rice floats on the thick- light pink  payasam. 






Note :

1. Traditional paal prathaman is not garnished with cashews and raisins. If you need, you can add it in the end. For that add 1tsp ghee in a pan and add cahews and raisins. Golden fry both and add to payasam.

2. If you are not having Unakkallari, use basmati rice / sona masuri rice.


Lena

20 comments:

  1. My fav payasam dear....I like it a bit thin/watery....Here we dont get unagalari....so no way to cook it....talkalam pic nokki vellam arrakam..;(

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  2. yummy yummy...do you use normal red rice or broken red rice? I never made this before

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  3. yummy payasam...my fav too
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  4. Kothiyayittu vayya..creamy and delicious payasam

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  5. Wow that looks absolutely tempting kheer. gorgeous pictures that make anyone drooooooooooool.

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  6. wow..my fav...looks so yummy and delish.

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  7. Wowwww... lovely and traditional recipe.. looks perfect dear.. love it :)
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  8. Very tasty kheer. looks thick and creamy. thanks for sharing.


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  9. love this one..looks really delicious..:)

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  10. I never had red rice kheer ...looks yum

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  11. Paal paayasam r always yummy with kerala rice.. so good..

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  12. Yummy...Pass me a bowl Lena! Loved that cute bharani too..

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  13. Looks absolutely scrumptious! A real classic!
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  14. Wat a delightful payasam,seriously inviting..

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  15. Creamy and yummy looking kheer lena

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  16. Mmm, this's so creamy and yummy!!

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  17. looks tempting and delicious.

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