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Pal Payasam !! (A special dessert from Kerala)

I have written lot about Kerala Payasams here and made a promise to post Pal Payasam,the queen of Kerala payasams and the famous offering to Lord Krishna in  temples.At temples,the offering payasam is made with great care and patience.The rice being cooked slowly in an uruli (a special heavy vessel used to prepare payasam in Kerala) in pure cow’s milk.The famous Ambalappuzha Pal payasam is light pink in colour and I was lucky enough to have it thrice.It’s completely a delight to have ,with the flavour and richness.But they won’t garnish the payasam.It’s just the combination of rice,milk and sugar.Yet,this simple preparation tastes divine..

Here is an easy way to make the delicious Payasam.I got this recipe 7 years back from a cookery show in television.The very next day I checked with the recipe and the result was awesome.It’s made in a pressure cooker and saves lot of your time.Especially when the festivals like Vishu come,we always need pal payasam to offer to Lord Krishna.With all lot of work for sadya,such a payasam recipe in pressure cooker can liberlise you in many ways.

Ingredients

Handful of rice,cleaned and drained completely.
3 cups of milk
1 cup sugar (measure milk and sugar in the same cup or glass)

Method

In a pressure cooker mix in all the ingredients and close the lid without weight.Heat in high flame till the steam comes through the weight hole.Now put the weight and reduce the flame into low mode (sim).Cook it like that exactly for half an hour.In between,it may whistle or may not,but don’t mind.After the exact 30 minutes switch off and keep it on the stove till the pressure releases normally.It’s always better to keep it for long time.Keep it at least for one hour.The payasam will be light pink in colour.Enjoy…

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13 comments on “Pal Payasam !! (A special dessert from Kerala)

  1. Reva
    June 4, 2011

    Payasam looks awesome.. I love it;) yummy yummy yummy:)
    Reva

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  2. Priya
    June 4, 2011

    Omg, paayasam looks irresistible and makes me drool,my favourite anytime..

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  3. Now Serving
    June 5, 2011

    A vintage payasam which is welcome any time – looks super appetizing 🙂

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  4. Swathi
    June 5, 2011

    palpayasam adipoli, ente favorite.

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  5. Prathibha
    June 5, 2011

    Love this payasam..looks really delicious..:)

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  6. Suja
    June 5, 2011

    Adipoli payasam,my favorite..perfect color delicious.

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  7. cook from doha
    June 6, 2011

    superb payasam……..aapathram pass cheyyu pls…….

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  8. Hamaree Rasoi
    June 6, 2011

    I have never prepared kheer in cooker, thanks for this process.Looks yummy..
    Keep in touch

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  9. Looks wonderful !!!

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  10. Thommy
    June 7, 2011

    Yummmie Yummie..aagaib

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  11. kothiyavunu.com
    June 7, 2011

    Ever lasting payasam..adipoli!! our fly all time fav..

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  12. Unknown
    July 27, 2012

    Payasam looks very tempting. But when we are adding milk how does it look brown as in picture?

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  13. Unknown
    July 27, 2012

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This entry was posted on June 4, 2011 by in kerala food, payasam, Sadya (സദ്യ).

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