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December 8, 2008

Wheat Payasam

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Festival : Onam Region : Kerala
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Ingredients :

Broken Wheat

- 250g

Coconut

- 2

Jaggery

- 500g

Raisins

- 10g

Cashew Nuts

- 10g

Ghee

- 3tbs

Cardamom

- 5g

Dry ginger powder

- 10g
Cumin Powder - 10g
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There are several varieties of 'payasams'.  One is in which rice, wheat or vermicelli is boiled with milk and sweetened with sugar. It goes by the name of 'pal payasam'. Another, is made of boiled rice or dal or wheat, to which is added jaggery and coconut milk. Both are flavoured with spices. 

 

Method of Preparation :

Grate the coconut. Add 1/2 glass warm water to the grated coconut. Extract the first milk. Extract the second milk by adding 1 1/2 glass warm water. Again repeat the process to extract the third milk. 

Fry broken wheat lightly in one teaspoon ghee. Cook the wheat well in 1 1/2 liters of water.

 When it is done add the third milk and the second milk to the wheat and bring to a boil. when it thickens to a semi solid consistency, add powdered jaggery. Add the first milk, fried nut, raisins, powdered Cardamom, ginger and cumin. Mix well and remove from fire immediately. Serve hot.

 
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