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Monday, August 3, 2015

Rava payasam is made with semolina, sugar and milk – just few simple ingredients and an easy process, a yummy dessert is ready. I have not made this so far, but have tasted twice in restaurants along meals. It will be with less sweet and never used to like it. But when I was tempted by my MIL this time when she told about this payasam. She described what she had in mind in best way to tempt me enough to try. So I decided to try and post. It turned out delicious, I love sooji in all form, so I knew I will like it for sure. So here’s the simple rava payasam recipe. Perfect for get together as this gives a lot of volume.

Rava payasam recipe

Recipe Cuisine: Indian  |  Recipe Category: Dessert
Prep Time5 mins    |  Cook time: 20 mins     Serves: 4


Rava / Sooji – 1/4 cup

Sugar – 1/2 cup

Water – 2 cups

Milk – 1 & 1/2 cup or as needed

Cashew nuts -  6

Raisins – 12

Ghee – 1 tbsp

Cardamom – 1

Salt – 1 pinch


  1. In a pan, add a tsp of ghee and roast cashew nuts until golden, keep aside. Add raisins and fry until it fluffs up. Keep aside.
  2. 1-roast
  3. Roast rava with the remaining ghee until fragrant. Do not change its colour. Then it won’t look good.
  4. 2-roast
  5. In a heavy bottomed vessel, boil 2 cups of water. Add salt, roasted rava gradually, stirring well. Cook covered in medium flame until soft.
  6. 3-boil
  7. Add sugar, dissolve it and bring to boil. Add milk and mix well.
  8. 4-cook
  9. Bring to boil, add roasted cashews, raisins and powdered cardamom. Mix well and switch off the flame.
  10. 5-ready


    • As it cools down, it gets thickened. So add lots of water and milk as needed.
    • Adding salt enhances the taste, otherwise tastes very flat.
    • You can add condensed milk and reduce sugar. Adjust sugar and milk as per your need.

Serve warm or even chilled, it tastes great both ways. I like raisin in this payasam the best.

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  1. If u add Lil yellow kesar the color would look so tempting

  2. If u add Lil yellow kesar the color would look so tempting

  3. This is made at home everyday for my Neice and nephew without the nuts we just call it Rawa and it's given to increase weight and energy

  4. Wow fantastic!!!!! Really very easy yet delicious payasam. The way you handle da laddle mesmerizing our eyes. N the clear pictures invite us to try it coming friday I'll prepare this for da pooja. Thank u so much!!!! I hv became ur ardent fan. Luv u a lot- Indumathy

  5. I have tasted same lk above, but it had a clove and kesari color to it.. It was Eye catchy n tasty, the clove adds more flavor

  6. Thank u for the quick recipe :)


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