Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Ari Payasam/Rice kheer with Brown Sugar

I have never made ari payasam before.  Last week during one of my conversation with Nami about sadya  the topic of payasam came about,  You know what a lot of talk about food can do.  Craving.  Yes, big time.   She had not posted her delicious payasam at that time so I had her on the phone and insisted she help me through the process.  She did and it came out quite well.  I am definitely happy to have been part of the whole Vishu deal this year.  I used brown sugar instead of jaggery hence the different color.  However, the taste was quite close.  Either ways,  if you feel like having some payasam and don't have all the traditional ingredients please feel free to try this recipe. 
Ingredients:
Basmati Rice -1/2 cup
Brown Sugar-1/3 cup/to your liking
Jeera(cumin) powder- 1/8 tsp
Cardamom powder- 2
Coconut Milk(canned)- 3/4 + 1/4 cup
Ghee (Clarified Butter)- 1 1/2 Tbsp

Method:

1.It's the same like we have explained here, except that you need to cook only rice for this recipe.
2.Once the rice is cooked add the ghee and the brown sugar and stir continuously till you get the one thread consistency. I found that brown sugar takes less time compared to jaggery.
3.Then add the diluted coconut milk (add 3/4 cup and 1 1/2 cup water to get this) while keeping on high heat and stirring and let the mixture boil well.
4.Switch off the heat and add the coconut milk with spice powders mixed and mix well.
5.Fry the cashews and raisins in ghee and garnish.





Contributor: Sunitha

57 comments:

  1. Entamme..aripayasam kandittu kothi sahikanilla tou..njgalude kootathilum und oru ari payasam expert...she too uses brown sugar when we dont have jaggery...Adipoli ...

    Love
    KS

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  2. Yummmmy yummmy payasam , Sunitha. Even i am craving for ari payasam now after looking at these awesome pics.

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  3. Western version Payasam ;)
    Looks delicious

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  4. Hi Sunita, a lovely recipe. Though it seems much similar to the sweet pongal, basmati rice and brown sugar would have given a different taste. Nice clicks!

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  5. Wow! lovely payasam..never I used cumin powderin payasam..let me try this sometime soon..

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  6. Wow looks yum , never tried jeera pw in payamam

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  7. I remember I ate something similar when I was still a kid. My mum made it with white sugar, and it was not as thick as yours.

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  8. LOvely dish with lovely snaps.....

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  9. Sunitha and Namitha,

    Payasam adipoli, eppol kitiyal kollamayrinu.

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  10. wow looks yummy..never tried cummin pw in payasam..nice pic.

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  11. Nami and Sumi that indeed is a great looking Payasam. yummy!

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  12. I have not had this in more than 20 yrs well after geting married i have not had this. Mom used to make a syrup with jaggerry and then she poured over this when she gave us.

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  13. This looks just delicious !!

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  14. delicious and tempting kheer payasam.

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  15. Rich and creamy! Looks so yumm Love the presentation

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  16. Wow!perfect dessert!Liked your version of the recipe.Will definitely try it.

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  17. Delicious and rich payasam... rice kheer looks fantastic...YUmmm!!

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  18. This sure is absolutely delicious and am craving for a serving or 2 now:-)))
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  19. This looks and sounds delicious! Your recipes are always interesting and good!

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  20. un vero cibo confortevole, mi piace :)

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  21. Loved the version with Brwon sugar ...Sure 2 try next time :)

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  22. We do not use Basmati rice but normal rice.

    The version my mother used to make was called chor payasam. The difference was that she used a previously boiled rice instead of boiling it for payasam. She used it when I asked for instant payasam :)

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  23. This looks similar to rice kheer we make but use white suger not brown.The payasam looks mouthwatering.

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  24. wow..lovely payasam...now even am craving for ari payasam...happy vishu

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  25. great ari payasam...looks creeeeamy!!!

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  26. Wow, a very different payasam of rice. Looks great !!!

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  27. Reminds me of my childhood where I had rice with condensed milk. Yours looks delicious. Thanks for sharing. MaryMoh at http://www.keeplearningkeepsmiling.com

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  28. ari payasam looks so delicious and a great click too! brown sugar must add such a nice touch to this kheer.

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  29. The rice pudding looks delicious. A great dessert to bookmark for a special meal.

    Nisrine

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  30. This is very good idea using brown sugar with rice, it gives u good color.. love it, i must try this my hubby will be very happy:-)

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  31. kidilam aripayasam... I use brown sugar most of the time, sometimes even when I have jaggery... it is so easy to use...

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  32. This is sooo good. I never had the idea of using brown sugar. Payasam looks super delicious.
    Nice shots too.

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  33. This looks and sounds wonderful! I'll have to try this soon!

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  34. I have seen this a few places around the web with each photo increasing my craving even more. yours looks so delicious.

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  35. Looks delicious, I have never made kheer with the hint of cumin in it.. something new to me.

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  36. Looks like an interesting version of rice pudding to me..nice!

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  37. ari payasam looks yummy and delicious

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  38. Haven't tried this before but looks tempting!

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  39. wooow dear,,payasam looks great like pudding i never tried cumin powder for payasam dear sounds different for me,,

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  40. oh what a great, comforting and soothing dish!

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  41. This is a nice yet terrific kheer, Suni! It's a pity that I have to eat only spoonfuls of sweet as I have to excercise and cut on sweets and desserts.

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  42. Sunitha...THis Ari Payasam looks delish..and awesome inviting clicks..Adding cumin powder to kheer is new to me...Will try this recipe as I have all the ingredients for this recipe..don't you love that when u see something and can make it right away..LOL

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  43. yummy yumm payasam!! love addition of cumin, i have never tried that!

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  44. Yummy payasam...njan ethu udan try cheyyunundu..2 perum koode njangale ellareyum kothippikkan erangiyirikuva elle..Love your blog :)

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