Sunday, March 6, 2011

Aval Payasam / Avalakki Payasa - Beaten Rice Porridge/ Pudding

Aval payasam ( Tamil )/ Avalakki Payasa ( Kannada ) can be prepared in no time. The texture of Aval ( beaten Rice ) is such that it gets cooked very quickly. Soaked Aval when seasoned with spices and garnished with herbs makes a wholesome meal. Like wise when Aval is combined with milk and sugar it becomes the yummy Aval Payasam which can be relished as a dessert even after a heavy meal.
Hard Aval ( Hard Beaten Rice ) - 1/4 cup
Milk - 2 cups
Sugar - 1/4 cup
Cashew nuts - a few
Raisins - a few
Cardamom - 2
Pachche karpoora ( edible camphor ) - 1 small flake
Ghee - 1 tbsp
1. Heat  2 tsps of ghee in a pan and roast the cashew nuts and raisins and keep them aside.
2. Roast the Aval in the remaining ghee till it pops up and becomes reddish brown in colour.
3. Boil milk in a heavy bottomed vessel for five minutes till it becomes flavoursome.
( Grind a table spoon of cashew nuts with little milk into a smooth paste and cook it along with the boiling milk, if you like your Payasam to have a pudding like consistency.)

4. Add the roasted Aval to the boiling milk and cook on medium flame till it becomes very soft.
5. Add sugar and cook for five more minutes, and then switch off flame.
6. Powder the cardamom and edible camphor together and mix into the Payasam.
7. Garnish with roasted cashew nuts and raisins.


Relish the sweet and creamy Aval Payasam either warm or chilled.

This post goes to "Lets Celebrate Sweets- Warm Desserts" event hosted on Mharo Rajasthan Recipes blog. Here's the original event post on Nivedita's blog.   

7 Post your Comments:

Priya Suresh said...

Delicious aval payasam,truly inviting..

Shoba Shrinivasan said...

I love Aval Payasam and its a very healthy neivedhyam for ay festival.
Yours looks very nice and I cd almost drop in a spoon and take out some.


Lakshmi said...

This is indeed a tasty and easy payasam to make. I will keep this in mind for next festival. I always need quick to make stuff :)

Indian Khana said...

Looks delicious ...I have seen this in few places never tried ...should do it now

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chef and her kitchen said...

The very first time I tried this i fell in love wid it..looks yumm

YOSEE said...

Remembered the Tuesday -"fasting" treat Amma used to make !