Vidhu's kitchen: Aravanai Payasam / Nei payasam / அரவணை பாயசம்

Aravanai Payasam / Nei payasam / அரவணை பாயசம்



Ingredients

Raw rice                      : 1/4 cup
Jaggery                        : 3/4 cup
Coconut  pieces           : 1 1/2 tbsp
Ghee                            : 3 tbsps
Nutmeg powder           : a pinch
Dry ginger powder      : a pinch


Method

Wash and soak rice in  water for 10 minutes.
Strain and pressure cook the rice with 3/4 of water for 4 whistles.
Powder the jaggery ,add 1 1/2 cups of water and bring it to a boil.
Strain it for impurities.
Heat a heavy bottom pan ,add jaggery water and let it boil on medium flame till it becomes thick .
Add the cooked rice to the jaggery syrup , mix well.
Add 1 tbsp ghee and let it boil on low flame for 5 minutes.
Add  , nutmeg powder , dry ginger powder , 1 tbsp ghee and mix well.
When the payasam starts leaving the sides , switch off the flame.
Heat 1 tbsp ghee , fry coconut pieces till golden brown and add  it  the payasam , mix well .
Serve hot
Enjoy....




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