Kheer

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.

Varagu Pasi Paruppu Payasam
Kheer

Varagu Pasi Paruppu Payasam

A delicious and simple to make payasam (kheer) with varagu (kodo millet) and moong dal. Ingredients: Varaguarisi (Kodo Millet) – 1/2 cup Moong Dal – 1/2 cup Jaggery – 2 cups, powdered Coconut Milk – 1/2 cup Sukku Podi – 2 tsp Elam – 2 tsp Ghee – 2 tblsp […]

Cucumbers
Cucumber, Kheer

Cucumber Payasam

Cucumber Payasam (or Cucumber Kheer) is a simple, delicious and refreshing summery dish. Best served as a dessert to any meal. Ingredients: Cucumber – 2, medium Milk – 1 cup Rice Flour – 1 tblsp Instant Badaam Mix Powder – 3 tsp (available readymade) Ghee – 1/2 tblsp Cardamom Powder […]

Badam Kheer (Almond Kheer)
Kheer

Badam Kheer

Badam Kheer (Almond Kheer) is a very popular and delicious dessert sweet made with milk and almonds. Typically made during festivals or special occasions, they make a great finish to a hearty meal. Ingredients: Milk – 500 ml Almonds (Badam) – 12 to 13 Cardamom Powder – 1/4 tsp Sugar […]

Chow Chow Payasam
Chow Chow (Chayote Squash), Kheer

Chow Chow Payasam

A unique and a different payasam (kheer). Chow Chow (or Chayote Squash) is low in calorie and has a high nutritional value. They are a very good source of Vitamin C, dietary fiber and folates. Ingredients: Chow Chow – 200 gms Milk – 400 ml Sugar – 200 gms Cashew […]

Cornflakes Payasam
Kheer, Navratri

Cornflakes Payasam

Payasam (or also known as Kheer) can be made with a variety of ingredients. This is a modern variation to the delicious dessert made during festivals and special occasions. Ingredients: Cornflakes – 2 cups Milk – 4 cups Sugar – 1 1/2 cups Ghee – 1/4 cup Cashew Nuts – […]

Beetroot Payasam
Beetroot, Kheer, Navratri

Beetroot Payasam

Make this navratri celebrations a healthy one with this simple and delicious beetroot payasam (kheer). Ingredients: Beetroot – 2 cups, peeled, grated Sugar – 1 cup Milk – 4 1/2 to 5 cups Ghee – 4 tsp Cashew Nuts – 15 to 20 Cardamom Powder – 1/4 tsp Method: 1. […]

Banana Kheer
Banana, Kheer

Banana Kheer

Serve as a dessert. Best served chilled. Ingredients: Bananas – 6, small, mashed (use malai vazhaipazham, these are the small size bananas) Raw Rice – 1/4 cup Milk – 2 cups Sugar – 1/2 cup Cardamom Powder – a pinch Saffron Strands – a pinch (optional) Almonds – 2 tblsp, […]