Saturday 13 April 2013

Pal Payasam / Arisi Payasam / Milk Pudding / Chawal Ki Kheer

My Heartfelt Wishes to you all on this wonderful occasion of Vishu and Tamil New Year!!!!

Pal payasam is a traditional dessert suitable for all occasions and festivals.

In kerala this is prepared using broken matta rice (red rice), milk, sugar and flavored with cardamom powder. This payasam don't need any cashews and raisins, as the taste of milk and rice itself  is divine.

Serves - 5 to 6 persons
Cooking time - 40 minutes


Full cream milk - 6 cups
Water- 1 ½ cup
Broken matta rice - ½ cup
Sugar - ¾ - 1 cup (Adjust according to your taste)
Cardamom powder - ½ tsp
Cashew nuts (Optional) - 10 (Broken into pieces)


Wash the broken matta rice and keep aside.

Heat water in an open pan; add rice and allow to cook.

When it is ¾ done; add the milk and allow to cook in medium flame, till milk reduces to half the quantity and looks creamy.

Now add sugar and cardamom powder.

Reduce the flame and cook for some more time till the sugar melts.  Remove from flame .

Garnish with cashews (optional) before serving.

Serve hot or cold as per your choice.


When the payasam is cooled, it tends to get thick.  So before serving add some milk till it reaches the desired consistency.

Adding nuts and raisins are purely optional. 

you can use raw rice / basmati rice to prepare this payasam. If so roast the rice with little ghee and grind it coarsely before cooking the rice.

I am seding this recipe to Priyasvirundhu and Gayathri'sCook'sspot blog for the event "Walk Through Memory Lane".


  1. Wow... Vishukkani superb!! I want it nw

  2. Happy Vishu Poornima and the payasam looks yum!!

  3. Yummy payasam. Love the presentation

  4. That is a must in every festival here. Looks great..

  5. Yummy.. Thanks for visiting my blog dear... happy to follow you

  6. Payasam looks super yummy,Poornima! :)

  7. PPP : pal payasam, poov & pudhiya kodi mundu... perfect for the occasion.

    Drooling here.

  8. Lovely pal payasam. Awesome presentation

  9. nice blog dear:) love ur payasam :)
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  10. creamy and tempting payasam..
    belated new year wishes to u..

  11. Deliciously creamy Payasam!

  12. Looks so elaborate and delicious!

  13. Superb Presentation Poorni

  14. Looks soooper yummy :) My 1st in payasam favs !!

  15. Lovely payasam, thanks for linking it to the wtml event...
    Waiting for more yummy recipes from you dear...


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