Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Khus Khus Payasam

       SWEETS.What to tell about this 6 letter word.Because myself and my hubby does not like much sweets.That too especially me.Hahaha if hear this word means i will run thousands of miles.Trust me im not bluffing.That much i dont like sweets.But very rarerly if i feel like having then only i will have sweets.That too in very less quantity.2days back when i was fasting on Pournami for doing Sathya Narayana Pooja,my mom told me to have atleast some kind of simple payasam so that i wont feel hungry.Then i remebered once my MIL taught me this simple recipe without much ingredients.So when i tried for the first time itself it came exactly how my MIL did but with little alterations.So here goes the recipe.

Ingredients :

Khus Khus 50 gm
Milk 1/2 litre
Sugar 125gm

Method :

1.Soak the khus khus in warm water for around 30-45mins and then drain the water with the strainer and    grind in the mixie with the milk to a nice paste(I took 100gms of milk from the above mentioned 1/2 litre of milk).

2.Now keep the cooker in the  stove with the grinded paste and milk together.Once the milk comes up reduce the flame and close the lid.When steam starts coming put the whistle and keep upto 3 whistles.

3.Once we open the cooker we can find the water in the milk to be seperate and khus khus to be seperate.

4.At this stage add the sugar and start stirring now and then.When start stirring the payasam will splutter.According to that adjust the flame.I kept in medium flame and some time reduced it.

5.Once the payasam becomes semi liquid its done.Though called payasam it should be semi liquid only.Now have the payasam and enjoy.

Note :

1.I added only milk,if we want we can reduce the milk and water.
2.If necessary can reduce or even add more sugar according to your taste.
3.I did the payasam in small pressure cooker.
4.Payasam will taste good with this itself.No need to add any cashews or raisins.


Sharmilee! :) said...

Rich n delicious looking payasam

Sudha Sabarish said...

Thank u sharmi for ur nice comments