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