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Thursday, April 11, 2013

coconut-payasam-with-rice
      Thengai payasam is one of a staple recipe at my periyamma’s place. Mom and MIL makes it as well. I think its not that common recipe people usually make. I too have tried this for first time now. With Tamil New Year coming up, I thought of  posting this recipe as it would help some of you to make it on the Tamil new year day. I liked this payasam for its unique taste and flavour and simple ingredients. In my child hood I never had it much as this payasam is too sweet with jaggery, as I was not a big fan of jaggery then. But its perfect if its taken along a full course meal towards the end. Do check out other payasam recipes, you can make one for the festival. And Happy Ugadi to all who ever celebrating :)
thengai-payasam-with-rice

Thengai Payasam recipe

Recipe Cuisine: Indian  |  Recipe Category: Desserts
Prep Time: 1 Hr soaking time    |  Cook time: 20 mins    Serves: 4

Ingredients


Coconut, scrapped  3/4 cup 
Raw rice  3 tblsp 
Jaggery  3/4 cup(adjust) 
Cardamom  1 
Cashew nuts  8-10 
Milk, boiled & cooled(optional)  1/4 cup 
Ghee  1 tblsp 

 

Method

  1. Soak rice in water for an hour before preparing the payasam. Grind it with coconut and 1/4 cup water, to a paste.1-thenga-payasam
  2. Mix the ground paste with 2 cups water and bring to boil. Cook in medium flame for 10 – 12 minutes. Do not forget to stir in between to avoid burnt bottom.2-thengai-payasam
  3. Meanwhile, heat approx. 1/2 cup water and dissolve  jaggery in it. Filter in a metal strainer to remove any impurities. Make sure the syrup is not too watery. So use less water.3-thengai-payasam
  4. Now, the coconut and rice would have got cooked (should be a thick porridge like consistency). Add the jaggery syrup and powdered elachi to it. Mix well.4-thenga-payasam
  5. Bring to boil and switch off the flame. Heat ghee in a pan and roast the cashews, broken, to golden brown and transfer to the payasam and mix well. Add milk lastly after 5 minutes of time.5-thengai-payasam

Notes

    • Adding milk is optional, but it adds richness. I have added boiled and cooled milk and add it lastly to avoid curdling of milk.
    • The more you add rice, thicker the payasam will be. So add accordingly.
    • I dint add elachi as Vj doesn't like.
    • While straining jaggery, pour slowly saving the last few drops as it has lots of fine impurities which may pass through a metal strainer too.
    • You can add nuts of your choice and raisins too.

Delicious, super flavourful payasam is what you have now! Enjoy hot!Happy

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37 comments:

  1. Was following ur blog for almost 6 months... Have tried Ragi adai, corn pulav, stuffed parathas, Poondu Kolambu, and much more.. Your way of depicting with pictures.. are really amazing!!
    Will try out this payasam today.. Mouthwatering.. :)
    Keep going..!

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  2. Yummy payasam.. Since it's jaggery & coconut, it must be quite rich :) Loved the shots :)

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  3. i haven't had this before but sure would love it since i love jaggery!

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  4. Once had it in a temple... Really very very sweet... Will
    Try to reduce the sweet n do

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  5. New recipe for me..will try it soon..

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  6. never heard of this one, will try this one this new year!

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  7. A very yummy mouthwatering payasam..... Instead of fried cashews, try coconut pieces(thengai keer)fried in ghee.... gives it a very unique flavour....

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  8. First time ever seeing a thengai payasam..wow!!!! This is sure a yummy treat for Tamil Puthandu...

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  9. My Mil usually makes this payasam...Looks yum!

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  10. Delicious payasam, never had this, looks sooooooo tempting.

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  11. Lovely and inviting pictures.. Truly delicious !!

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  12. delicious and totally new to me will try out

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  13. Colour of the payasam itself is very pleasing.

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  14. My paati used to make this every friday for doing pooja..Nostalgic moments for me..Right colour, right texture..superb

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  15. I love this payasam, and it has been ages since i made this. Looks bright and tempting too

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  16. I love any coconut based payasam....this looks very rich and tempting too!!

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  17. I do make this similar way...nice pics

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  18. Wow yummy...never evr heard abt it..wil definately try it..:)

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  19. Payasam looks delicious Raji!

    உங்களுக்கும் இனிய தமிழ்ப் புத்தாண்டு வாழ்த்துக்கள்!

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    1. Thanks Mahi, wishing you the same!

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  20. Interesting Recipe Raks.. Happy Tamil New Year..

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    1. Happy new year to you too Nithya

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  21. Looks delish with such combo ...Advance New Year wishes to you

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  22. Hi raks iniya tamil puthandu valthukal:)

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    1. Thank you Revathi and wish you the same :)

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  23. Yumm.. such a droolworthy payasam.. have never tried this before.. feel like having some right now.. I'm a new blogger... Do visit my blog.. http://kitchenserenity.blogspot.in/

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  24. Tried it and came out well. very accurate measurements. Delicious payasam for this new year. Thanks Raks.

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  25. Happy New Year Raks...
    I don't think i've tasted this before but my husband loves coconut and jaggery so this would be perfect for him. Can't wait to try.

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  26. Lip-smacking payasam..Lovely clicks looks super delicious..Thanks for the lovely comments at my space :)

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