Paal Payasam Recipe | Rice and Milk kheer/pudding

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Paal Payasam / Rice Kheer is a South Indian sweet made with rice & milk usually prepared during festivals. Rice is first roasted and then cooked in milk until it’s soft and then sweetened with sugar or condensed milk to make a thick creamy pudding. This pudding is a delicious Indian recipe served as a Dessert which is very famous in South regions(Tamil Nadu and Kerala). It’s very easy kheer/pudding recipe. Make this delicious rice pudding during festivals or pooja.
I have used basmati recipe for this recipe, you can use normal cooking rice too.

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Here’s paal payasam recipe-

Rice – 1/4 cup(I used basmati rice)
Full fat milk – 1 liter
Sugar – 1/2 cup
Ghee – 1 tspn + 1 tbspn

TO Garnish-
Saffron strands

Method of preparation:-

1. Heat 1 tspn of ghee in a deep bottomed pan. Roast rice until it gives out nice aroma, but do not brown the rice.

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2. Grind the rice coarsely in a blender(Pulse blender once or twice to break the rice). You can avoid this step and use whole rice as it is to cook.

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3. Boil 1/2 liter milk in a deep bottomed pan or pressure cooker. Add broken rice into the boiling milk and cook until rice is fully cooked and soft. I used pressure cooker to cook the rice until 3 whistles. After 3 whistles switch off flame and wait for the pressure to settle down.


4. Open pressure cooker and mash rice until it’s smooth.

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5. Now add remaining 1/2 liter milk and sugar, mix well until all ingredients are combined well and no lumps are present.

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6. Place the pudding back on low flame and simmer for 10 mins. Keep stirring in between to avoid lump formation. You will continue this until a thick creamy payasam consistency is reached.

7. Payasam will thicken up as it cools down. So swtich off the flame accordingly.

8. This pudding/payasam tastes divine either hot or cold. So serve as per your choice, along with garnish. Enjoy!



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9 Responses

  1. Any sort of rice pudding is my favorite!!! Amazing recipe Jyothi and hats off to your energy <3

  2. shailaja says:

    happy new year to u jyothi….i like payasam alot…nice clicks jyothi…

  3. My mom used to make rice pudding all of the time. I just love it so much, thanks for the great memory Jyothi.

  4. Sharmila Nair says:

    Lovely. Gonna make this for vishu this year.

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