Thursday, September 06, 2007

Wheat Payasam with Fried Banana

An yummy wheat payasam sweetened with jaggery and cooked in coconut milk. Sweet and ripe plantain is fried in ghee and is introduced into the cooked payasam. Fried plantains gives a new dimension to the wheat payasam and makes it irresistible to stop having the payasam.


1 cup - Broken wheat
2.5 cup - Water
1 cup - Thick jaggery syrup Or more as per taste
1 - Cardamom, powdered
1/4 tsp - Dry ginger powder

Coconut milk from one coconut

  • 1 cup - First extracted coconut milk

  • 1.5 cup - Second extracted coconut milk

  • 1.5 cup - Third extracted coconut milk
1 - Big ripe plantain, slit in center, cut to 8 big pieces

1/4 cup - Coconut pieces sliced

1 ) Cook broken wheat in pressure cooker with water, till very soft. Pressure cook for 8 to 10 minutes.

2 ) Meanwhile, heat a pan with some ghee. On low heat fry plantain on both side till golden brown in color. Drain and keep aside.

3 ) Add jaggery syrup to the cooked wheat, simmer and keep stirring for a minute. Add 3 rd extracted coconut milk, bring to a boil, then simmer and cook till it thickens.

4 ) Add second extracted coconut milk, bring to a boil. Add cardamom powder, dry ginger powder and simmer. Then add the fried plantain and simmer for 2 minutes. Finally add the first extracted coconut milk. Just bring to a boil, take off the stove.

5) In the pan with ghee add sliced coconut and fry lightly. Garnish the payasam with the sliced coconut.

Serve as a dessert and enjoy the delectable taste of this payasam.
Ripe plantain fried in ghee with some sugar sprinkled on top, is in itself a great sweet treat.

Mandira is hosting this month's Jihva for Ingredients, which was started by Indira of Mahanandi. Banana is the chosen ingredient and this payasam goes in as an entry to this event.


Richa said...

payasam looks so good, love the color :) adding fried banana must make it so tasteeee, pleeeeze i want a big bowl NOW!!!!

Nags said...

wow! i rem once amma making this for my aunt cuz she does not take rice in any form.. but she didnt have thenga kothu in it.. looks awesome!

Seena said...

ummmmmm,nalla paayasam..will try this for my kids..
athey, see my post..:)

Rachna said...

wow looks absolutely yummy... its looks like my fav parip payasam

Jyothsna said...

Your payasam loks good, but don't prefer fried banana much. I've had the worst ever godambu payasam in restaurants here. It's so important to get the correct mix of ingredients!

Sia said...

simply delicious bowl of payasam... i second richa:)

Asha said...

Lot of fried Bananas these day s and this is the best! Looks gorgeous:))

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

WOW this is so different....looks YUM!....nice pic...never tried this before...

TBC said...

Now this is my kind of payasam-without milk. We made a kadala pradhaman almost similar to this, minus the bananas, for Onam.
I like yours a lot.

Mishmash ! said...

You always come up with unique tempting combos :) Never tasted it :(


Pravs said...

Hi richa : I am fed Exing one bowl of this payasam to you, right now :D

Hi Nags : Thenga kothu is optional.. it taste good to bite on some. Usually i have seen payasam with jaggery is garnished with thenga kothu.

Hi Seena : yeah seena,something seems to be happening .. we are doing the same thing :D

Hi Rachna : Right, all the jaggery type paysam's are made the same way..with different main ingredient(s)

Hi Jyothsna : You are right, correct mix of ingredients and also good quality of ingredients are very important. Banana used here is ripe plantain....don't use other banana.

Hi Sia : You want one fed exed too ? :D

Hi Asha : Thank sweet of you to say that :D Banana is the ingredient for JFI

Hi Sukanya : Do try this payasam...taste good.

Happy cook said...

Payasam looks good.
My mom used to make it when i was staying at home.

Rajitha said...

hey fellow michigan resident.. that looks yummy...very nice color too

Viji said...

Woww the payasam looks really good.I prepare this payasam and its one of my fav but never tried adding bananas to it.Good creativity.

Lissie said...

lovely combination! will try it sometime. i get ready to eat payasams here. i am posting a payasam next week. watch for it.

neroli said...

Pravs, thank you so much for the gorgeous payasam!

Sig said...

Oh yum another payasam.... haven't had these... fried banana always tastes so good.... it will be a nice addition to payasam...

Mallugirl said...

oooh.. i just got over ur rice payasam and there u go again! i amke this but not with fried bananas in it. it looks so rich, pravs, u will forgive me if i wait a week before i make it, right?

Sharmi said...

what an elegant payasam!! looks so yum. I wish I could taste. the fried bananas is a great one.

Prajusha said...

adipoli payasam.

mb said...

Pravs, this looks gorgeous. Awesome. Thank you for your entry! Mandira

Anonymous said...

I tried your godhambu payasam for my son's first birthday and it turned out really good.

Thanks for posting such a good receipe.


Pravs said...

Vaishali : Thanks for this feedback. I am happy you tried this payasam for this special occassion. Good wishes to your little one :)

Umm Omar said...

wow.....i tried this for a get together last night and it was a hit. my husband, after returning home was not happy thinking i dint keep anything for ourselves, had i already guessed, had saved little for us. It's so rich that speaks in its fragrance itself. Thanks for this express n rich dessert.

Pravs said...

Umm Omar : Thank you so much for this feedback :) So very glad to know the payasam was a hit at the get together.