Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Arisi Payasam | Traditional South Indian Rice Kheer Recipe using Jaggery

Arisi Payasam

Hi Supermoms,

'Payasam' is the sweet preparation made on special occasions and festivals in most Indian  homes. There are so many varieties of payasam that you can make. Today, I am sharing a quick and easy payasam that can be made with just a handful of ingredients. Also, it is refined sugar free . Do you know that the word 'rice' originated from the Tamil word 'arisi'? 

'Arisi', is a gluten free and healthy grain . It is cooked along with bengal gram making it a tasty and wholesome preparation. 

If you are Vegan, you can substitute milk with  nut milk of your choice. Ghee can be completely omitted and you can dry roast the cashews. 

Rice Kheer

Arisi Payasam:

Preparation time : 5 minutes
Cooking time : 20 minutes
Serves : 4
1 cup = 250 ml cup

Ingredients :

1/4 cup raw rice ( I used Sona Masoori raw rice variety)
2 teaspoons bengal gram/channa dal
1/2 cup jaggery ( powdered)
3/4 cup water 
2 green cardamom pods ( powdered)
2 cups milk ( adjust)( coconut milk also tastes great in this payasam)

For garnish :

1 teaspoon ghee/clarified butter
5-6 cashew nuts ( halved)

Method :

1. Heat a kadai or pan over low flame and dry roast the rice and dal till they turn fragrant.
2. Cool and grind them coarsely .

3. Mix water with jaggery and filter.
4. Transfer the filtered jaggery water to a kadai or pan.

5. Place the kadai over low /medium flame.
6. When the jaggery water starts to warm up, add the ground mixture and stir continuously to mix without any lumps.
7. Cook till the rice and dal are completely cooked.
Chef tip : Adjust water quantity.
8. Switch off and add the roasted cashew nuts.

9. Once the mixture has cooled down a little , add milk and mix well.
Chef tip : Adjust milk quantity according to the consistency of payasam you like. 

Your Arisi Payasam is ready .

Traditional Rice Kheer

Happy Cooking !

With love,


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