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Ari Payasam / അരിപ്പായസം!! (Kerala style Rice Dessert with Jaggery and Coconut Milk)


1 cup Unakkalari/parboiled rice (the red grain with bran) soaked in cold water for 30 minutes
400 gm jaggery
1/2 cup water
3/4 cup thick coconut milk (thala paal)
1.5 cup thin coconut milk (randaam paal)
2 1/4  cup very thin coconut milk(moonaam paal)
2 tbsp ghee
1/2 tsp cardamom powder or 2 cardamoms crushed
1/2 tsp dry ginger powder/chukku podi

To Garnish

2 tsp ghee
1/4 cup chopped coconut
handful of cashews


  • Pressure cook the soaked rice (parboiled rice takes more time) in very thin coconut milk.Once the whistle comes,reduce the flame and cook for another 10-12 minutes.Wait till the pressure goes.
  • Meanwhile boil the jaggery with 1/2 cup water and make a syrup of  one thread consistency.
  • When the pressure release open the lid and add the jaggery syrup.Bring it to a boil and add the ghee.Roast it sauting till it gets thick.
  • Now pour the thin milk and boil.Cook in medium heat till payasam gets bit thick.Pour the thick milk and just heat it.Don’t boil .Sprinkle the cardamom and dry ginger powder. Switch off the stove.
  • Heat ghee in a small skillet and fry the chopped coconut and cashews till light brown.Pour this over the payasam.(While resting the payasam is to go thick more)

*I am sending this payasam to  Celebrate Sweets-Sweets with Rice guest hosted by Priya of Priya’s Easy N’ Tasty Recipes,event by Nivedita.

8 comments on “Ari Payasam / അരിപ്പായസം!! (Kerala style Rice Dessert with Jaggery and Coconut Milk)

  1. savitha ramesh
    April 15, 2011

    great looking dessert.love the texture and colour.


  2. Authenticoriyafood
    April 15, 2011

    Looks awesome!!I had this a long time back at a Malyalee frnd's place….its just delicious!!


  3. Priya
    April 15, 2011

    Looks marvellous,ari payasam makes me drool..thanks for sending dear..


  4. Vidhya
    April 16, 2011

    I am drooling over your payasam picture.Look so delicious.Hope you had a great Vishu.Thank you for stopping by my space.


  5. An Open Book
    April 16, 2011

    happy vishu 2 you too…lovely payasam


  6. Mehjabeen Arif
    April 17, 2011

    drooling payasam. slurp 🙂


  7. Krithi's Kitchen
    May 23, 2011

    Super traditional and authentic!! loving it..
    Event: Serve It-Chilled


  8. DV
    November 1, 2011

    Wonderful dessert made with Kerala rice! I love payasams with coconut-milk!



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This entry was posted on April 15, 2011 by in kerala food, payasam, Sadya (സദ്യ).


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