Friday, May 10, 2019

Saravana Payasam | Thaipoosam Special Recipe | Gluten Free Recipe

Saravana Payasam | Thaipoosam Special Recipe | Gluten Free Recipe

Hi Supermoms,

Food is an expression of sincere love and devotion. 

I made this simple and delicious payasam/kheer yesterday as neivedyam/prashad/offering to my Guru. The recipe was shared by my favourite Shanthi didi some time ago and I have been wanting to make it . This recipe is a Thaipoosam special dish. 

Once the rice and moong dal is cooked, it hardly takes time to make this payasam. You can make it vegan by using coconut milk and substituting coconut oil instead of ghee. You can use all your favourite dry fruits for garnishing . Instead of rice, you can use millets.

You can add powdered jaggery directly into the rice mixture or you can dissolve the jaggery in 1/2 cup hot water, filter and then add it. 

The aroma of dry ginger, cardamom and fried coconut pieces makes this payasam unique and so tasty. 

Saravana Payasam | Thaipoosam Special Recipe | Gluten Free Recipe

Recipe Courtesy : Mrs. Shanthi Ramachandran

Saravana Payasam | Thaipoosam Special Recipe :

Preparation time : 5 minutes
Cooking time : 30 minutes
Serves : 4
1 cup = 250 ml cup

Ingredients :

1/2 cup raw rice ( Sona masoori /Ponni)
1 tablespoon moong dal/husked and split green gram 
1/2 cup powdered jaggery ( add extra if you like it more sweet)
1 tablespoon dry ginger powder ( mixed with 1 tablespoon water)
3-4 green cardamom ( powdered)
1/4 cup fresh coconut pieces ( finely chopped)  
1 teaspoon dry fruits of your choice ( I used chirongi)( optional)
2 teaspoons ghee /clarified butter 
1/2 cup milk ( adjust according to your taste)

Method :

1. Wash rice and moongdal.
2. Add 2 & 1/2 cups of water and pressure cook for upto 4 whistles on low/medium flame.
3. Once the pressure releases, open the cooker and place it back on low flame.
4. Add the powdered jaggery and keep stirring and cooking till the jaggery melts completely.
5. Add the dry ginger powder and cardamom and cook for a minute and switch off. 
6. In parallel, heat ghee in a small pan and fry the coconut pieces .
7. Pour it over the payasam.
8. Add toasted chirongi and switch off.
9. Once the mixture is warm, add hot milk and mix well.
Note: You can cook the mixture with milk again for a minute if you like. 

Your delicious Saravana Payasam is now ready for the special occasion. 

Saravana Payasam | Thaipoosam Special Recipe

Happy Cooking !

With love,


1 comment :

  1. I feel elated for having used my recipe in your blog my dear Uma,much love


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