No Indian meal, specially on festive occasions is served without a sweet-dish which is generally payasam (kheer/payasa). Rice, dals, rava and coconut are all used in their preparation. Jaggery is used instead of sugar as it is very nutritious.

Ada Pradhaman
Kheer, Onam, Vishu

Ada Pradhaman

Ada Pradhaman is a popular Kerala sweet / dessert made during Onam festival and served at the end of the Onam Sadya. It is a rich and traditional Kerala style payasam without which the Onam Sadya is incomplete. It is considered to be the king of desserts in Kerala and […]

muparuppu payasam
Dal, Kheer, Pongal

Muparuppu Payasam (3 Dal Payasam)

Muparuppu Payasam in Tamil literally translates to 3 Dal Payasam/Kheer. Dals or paruppu are a quintessential ingredient in the Indian cuisine. So much that it is not just a savoury in terms of Lentil soups/stew or curries eaten along with rice and roti, but has also carved itself into an essential […]

Nendram Pazham Pradhaman
Banana, Kheer, Onam

Nendram Pazham Pradhaman

Nendram Pazham Pradhaman (Nendram Pazham Payasam) is a popular dessert made for special occasions and festivals in Kerala. Onam Sadya is incomplete without this dish. This delicious and easy to make payasam is made using ripe bananas (nendram pazham), coconut milk and jaggery. Ingredients: Nendram Pazham (Banana) – 4 Saboodana […]

Sitaphal Ki Kheer (Custard Apple Pudding)
Christmas, Kheer

Sitaphal Ki Kheer

A delicious dessert for festive occasions, this custard apple pudding is easy to make and colourful. Ingredients: Custard Apple (Sitaphal) – 4 Whole Milk – 3 litres Sugar – 1/2 cup Dry Fruits for garnishing Method: 1. De-seed the custard apple and retain the pulp. 2. Boil the milk, stirring […]

Dates Payasam (Khajur Kheer)
Diwali, Kheer

Dates Payasam

Dates Payasam (or Khajur Kheer) is a delicious, healthy and one of the easiest kheer to make. Ingredients: Dates – 1 cup Milk – 2 cups Water – 1 1/2 cups Cashewnuts – 12 Raisins – 6 Cardamon Powder – 1/2 tsp Ghee – 2 tsp Method: 1. Finely chop […]