Monday, August 27, 2007

Paal Payasam

Celebrating this onam with some paal payasam.This payasam ( Indian rice pudding ) is prepared with rosematta rice also known as Palakkadan matta rice or Kerala red rice, milk and sugar. Then garnished with cashew and raisins. Garnishing is optional, if you want the payasam to be similar to the famous Ambalappuzha Paal Payasam. Below in picture is the rosematta rice.


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Ingredients

1/3 cup - Rosematta rice, wash well
1.5 cup - sugar
8 cups - Milk ( read note below )
2 - Cardamom ( optional ), crush and powder

Garnishing

Few cashew nuts
Few white dry raisins
Ghee

Method

1 ) In a pressure cooker boil the milk. Then add washed rice, sugar and close the pressure cooker with the lid. Bring to a full cooking pressure. After the first whistle, low the heat to very low simmer and cook for 45 minutes.

2 ) Open the pressure cooker after it has cooled down to see a paal payasam with a beautiful dark pink shade. Check the sweetness and add more sugar if necessary. You can serve the payasam without garnish at this point.

3 ) Proceed to garnish and flavour with cardamom. Add cardamom powder and stir. In a pan heat some ghee and fry the cashew nuts and raisins. Garnish the payasam.


Serve this paal payasam as dessert after the onasadhya.

A dessert entry for the summer express cooking event, hosted by Mallugirl of Malabar Spices.
Also sending in this for Shri Krishna Janmashtami festival food event, that Latha of ' The yum blog ' is organising.

Note : The measuring cup i have used to measure the milk in is with " Anchor Hocking 2-Cup Glass Measuring Cup". Please note this, as i have come to realise that every measuring cup, does not give the same measurement. This can result in the recipe not turning out as expected. So use same measuring cup to measure rice,milk and sugar.

45 comments:

Mishmash ! said...

WoW! it looks soo good...I liked the colour..will be trying out soon as I am expecting some guests this weekend :)

Shn

Pooja V said...

Looks nice !! I am not fond of rice kheer/ puddings but yours definietly rocks.

bee said...

the colour is just like the temple payasams. beautiful.

Sig said...

wow, I've never made payasam with kuthari... beautiful color. sounds very easy too.. I'm posting a payasam next as well :)

Jyothsna said...

Happy Onam! Payasam looks great!

Seena said...

Prave,
Liked it's color. I prepare palpayasam using raw rice and it is white..This looks good..

Asha said...

Pravs, I love the color of that Payasam.I have to look for red rice. YUM!:))
Enjoy.

bhags said...

The color of the payasam looks nice...never used red rice ...sounds easy to cook

Aruna said...

Pal Payasam looks simply georgous!!!

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Sharmi said...

Wish you a very happy Onam. hope you had a great sadhya. payasam looks so delicious.

Laavanya said...

Beautiful payasam - i've never tried with rosematta rice.

Rajitha said...

very nice color on the payasam.. looks good

Mallugirl said...

we were just discussing this payasam over the onam lunch! thanks a lot. now i have a recipe to try it.

Seema said...

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SHANTI BHANU said...

they r so mouth watering and i loved the paal payasam...

Latha Narasimhan said...

Praveena, I got your mail! please do mail me a picture also! just reading the paal payasam. Nice colour and texture!

neroli said...

Such a lovely pink color---beautiful! I'm so fond of sweets, and when they are pink, they seem to taste even sweeter.

pratibha said...

i made this payasam for easter this year and used white rice, it was gooey unlike yesterday when i made it with unnakkalari and the grains remained separate. thank you for posting this recipe with photographs! delicious! but the base of the pressure cooker got scorched (prestige aluminium cooker)...any suggestions? also, the unnakkalari was sent by my mother in law months back and those little insects had got to it. although i washed all of them away, they left an aftertaste :-( in the payasam.

Pravs said...

Pratibha : Thanks for the feedback.
First of all please don't cook with that unnakkalari.Throw it away,since it has been infected with those insects.
The grains remained separate for me too, since this payasam is cooked with rosematta rice.Don't use white rice for this recipe. You could use the broken rosematta. For the scorched bottom, you should cook the payasam on very low heat. When boiling milk, stir well. Otherwise boil milk in the microwave and pour into the cooker and do further steps.
I hope this helps... :D

Anonymous said...

hi
i tried this palpayasam today since yours looked so good and sounded so easy!
mine turned out yumm too and my kids loved it. the older one (age 4) wanted to know what it was called so i said palpayasam and she says - mamma - what a funny name but what a lovely taste! don't get me wrong we are very indian, living in blore and my kids speak some tamil too! anyway they loved it.
now for the doubts -
i used regular karnataka red boiled rice. not rosematta or kerala rice. the grains were separate and while the pal part of the payasam turned out yumm, the rice part was not so nice. was this because of the rice i used? any other tips for me?
thanks
div

Pravs said...

Div : Thanks for trying out this pal payasam and for the feedback. This recipe is just for rosematta rice.I am not sure about other red rice, since i have not used it. Even with rosematta,the rice won't become gooey.I think that is because rice is cooked with sugar and it prevents, rice from getting over cooked and gooey. So to get the rice overcooked is to add sugar at a later stage. I will have to try adding suagr at a later stage and see how that works out. For now this is all i can say.
I hope my response is of some help to you.

Anonymous said...

thank you pravs! i will try that too. the other thing i noticed in your comments to someone was to try the broken rice. i may try that also. thanks.
div

chandu said...

hey...

just googled pressure cooker payasam and got into your blog. Its just great!! Your pal payasam pic. is the only one which looked like what my Amma used to make back home. Am gonna try it today itself. Have a request, do you have any idea how to make koorkka mezhukkupuratti? Me and my husband love it. Please help me out.

Pravs said...

Chandu : For koorkka mezhukkupuratti, you can do this way..heat oil, pop mustard, add curry leaves, then some crushed garlic, fry lightly, then add red chili powder, turmeric powder, fry for a sec on low heat, then add koorkka, salt to taste, little water, close with lid and cook till koorkka is cooked.let me know how this turns out for you and also how the payasam turned out.

Anonymous said...

hi...

Tried the payasam last weekend and it really came out well. Had guests and all liked it. Thanks to you!!! Will try koorka mezhukkupuratti this weekend. Thank you for your quick response. Will let you know how that one comes out. Does sound yummy!!!!

chandu said...

Hi Parvs....

Your payasam recipe was really good. Had guests last weekend and made it. Came out really well and its so easy too!! Everybody liked it, Thanks to you! Will try koorka recipe coming weekend and will let you know. It does sound yummy!! One more thing, your pal payasam recipe reminded me of Ambalapuzha pal payasam. Ever had it????

Pravs said...

chandu : was so pleased reading your comment :) I was not fortunate enough to taste Ambalapuzha pal payasam and if you say this recipe payasam taste the same, thats it !!
That is how this payasam has to taste :)

Nissidhi said...

I made this payasam just now. I used 2% milk - whole milk would be better, I see now. Somehow my milk all got curled up...maybe it was bad or something in cooker made it go bad. I will remember these when trying next time and also use broken matta rice - now I used the whole rosematta.

Thanks for the easy recipe - I will make it better next time.

Pravs said...

Nissidhi : Sorry to know the payasam didn't turn out well for you.Since you know the mistakes, don't be disheartened. Do try again and let me know how it came out.I am sure you will be sucessful next time you try. :)

chandu said...

hi parvs...

Your koorka mezhukkupuratti recipe was really good!! Thank you... Have another question for you. Any idea how to make pachcha thakkali aviyal? Tried googling this and couldn't find anything on this. Can you help me please?

Pravs said...

Chandu : I have been inquiring around for this recipe, with no sucess.I have no idea what pachcha thakkali aviyal is. I have a tomato pachadi posted. So is the thakkali in place of curds or tamarind (some places they use tamarind ) to get the sourness ? Give me some idea, if you have tasted this Aviyal.

chandu said...

hi thr...

Even I haven't tasted paccha thakkali aviyal. This is my hubby's idea. He has had it, a looong time back and its of no use asking him what all ingredients were there!!! Well, guess will try my "MIL" for the recipe next time I call home :-) She should know. Will let you know once I get to try this one...

chandu said...

Got the pachcha thakkali aviyal recipe from my "MIL" & tried it today. It came out really nice. Basically its our normal aviyal. Instead of adding all vegetables its made using only pachcha thakkali or raw tomatoes and onion. Cook these two ingredients with a little water, green chillies and salt. One thing is it gets cooked real fast and gets all mushy if not careful. Then I added our normal arappu for aviyal and its ready!!! Easy right?!!
Happy Vishu...

Pravs said...

Chandu: This aviyal recipe is new for me. Will try when i can get hold of some green tomatoes. Hope you had a good vishu celebration :)

Anandhi said...

hi, thanks for the lovely recipe. I tried this and it came out very well.

Anonymous said...

Hi,

How many people would this payasam serve?

Pravs said...

Anonymous : Sorry, i don't remember how many people you can serve with this measurement.

Anonymous said...

Only because of the color of the payasam in the photo i tried this recipe.. Payasam came out exactly as in the picture.. Thank u so much for this recipe.. I have always loved Pal Paayasam, but whenever I have made it, it never used to be like this ... I cant thank u enough for this recipe!!! Your blog is amazing.......

Pravs said...

Anonymous : Very happy to read your feedback and thanks for letting me know :)

Preethi said...

Hi,

Great, your payasam is really simply perfect. It tastes yummy. Simple recipes with perfect taste. Keep going. hey and you can do visit my blog http://preethisculinary.blogspot.com.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for this wonderful recipe. I tried it and came out really well. The taste and the color of the payasam was perfect, even without adding any cardomom it tasted yummy. Thanks again!

Pravs said...

Anonymous : Thanks for the feedback :)

Abisree said...

Very nice.I made this paayasam and it was excellent..Thank you so much

Vani Sreejith said...

Wow!!! Came out very well. Thank you so much for your recipe :-)

Anonymous said...

Wow!! Came out very well. Thank you for this wonderful recipe :-)