Wednesday, 16 September 2015

Paal Paayasam

Paal Paayasam is a traditional South Indian dessert made of milk and rice. It is usually made on auspicious occasions and offered to God. It is traditionally made in a heavy bottom vessel and simmered till the rice is thoroughly cooked and milk is almost reduced to half the quantity.  Here, I have given the process of making Paal Paayasam in a pressure cooker.

Ingredients :

1 litre milk
1 tablespoon ghee
2 tablespoons raw rice
1/2 cup sugar

Method :

Heat ghee in a pressure cooker and add the raw rice to it. Saute for a few minutes.

Add milk and pressure cook for one or two whistles. Place a small plate or spoon in the pressure cooker to avoid milk from spilling over. (Make sure the pressure cooker is only half full). Switch off and open the lid after the pressure is released. 

Check consistency of Paayasam, add sugar and keep it on simmer for another 15 to 20 minutes or till it turns to a cream colour. Keep stirring in between and ensure that the Paayasam does not stick to the bottom of the cooker.

Serve hot or cold.

This Recipe is an entry to The KitchenAid India Navratri Challenge for The Hub @ Archana’s Kitchen.

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