Paal Payasam

This rich rice pudding, traditional to South India, can be served warm or chilled.
By Prathima Rao
Paal Payasam

Paal Payasam
 
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This rich rice pudding, traditional to South India, can be served warm or chilled.
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Recipe Type: Dessert
Serves: 5
Ingredients
  • ½ cup basmati rice
  • 800 ml milk (4 cups)
  • 6 tbsp sugar (or to taste)
  • 2 tbsp raisins
Optional ingredients
  • 1 tsp saffron dissolved in 1 tbsp milk
  • 1 tbsp cashew, fried in little ghee till golden
Instructions
  1. Wash rice, drain. Cook rice in water till 90% cooked. Drain excess water.
  2. Add cooked rice to milk. Bring to boil. Reduce heat. Simmer for sometime till thickens and rice is softer and cooked thoroughly. Keep stirring at regular intervals.
  3. Add sugar, raisins. Stir and let sugar dissolve.
  4. Remove from heat. Add optional ingredients if adding.
  5. Serve hot or cold.
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