Sunday 15 September 2013

Sweet Corn Payasam / Sweet Corn Kheer

Wishing You All A Happy Onam.........." Onashamsakal"

Onam is a harvest festival of the state of Kerala which is celebrated with great joy by people of all communities.

Here is a fresh, creamy & an innovative 'Sweet Corn Payasam" for this special occassion!


Sweet corn kernels fresh / frozen - 1 cup
Jaggery - 
¾ cup
Full cream milk - 1 cup
Coconut milk - 1 cup
Cardamom - 1 tsp
Raisins - 10 pices
Cashew nut - 10 to 15 pieces (broken)
Coconut pieces - 1 tbsp (cut into small pieces)
Ghee - 1 to 2 tbsp


Place the sweet corn kernels in a microwave safe bowl adding very little water and cook for 3 minutes. Allow to cool, grind and filter; keep aside.

(Filter the grounded sweet corn using a strainer if you don't want corn skin in the payasam)

Roast the cashews, raisins and coconut pieces one by one separately using ghee in a pan and keep aside (reserve some for garnishing). 

Mix jaggery and little water in a pan. Boil till the jaggery melts and filter to remove impurities if any. 

Heat ghee in a pan; add the sweet corn puree and saute for nearly 5 minutes in a medium flame.

Then add filtered jaggery and continue to stir till the mixture slightly thickens.

Add the full cream milk; mix and allow to cook in a low flame for another 10 minutes.

Finally add the coconut milk and cardamom powder; allow to cook for a minute.

And add the fried coconut pieces, cashews and raisins.

Garnish with cashews before serving.

Serve hot or cold to suit your taste (both tastes good).


Do not boil after adding coconut milk, it tends to curdle.

You may increase or decrease the amount of jaggery to suit your taste.


  1. Wow payasam with sweet corn is indeed new Poornima,looks great,Happy Onam to you :)

  2. Lovely corn payasam :)

  3. Very healthy and lovely payasam dear, A very Happy Onam to you...

  4. modern version of payasam...great poornima

  5. yummy payasam... perfect for onam..

  6. Payasam looks so good. Nice way to use sweet corn. Will try soon. First time here. Happy to follow u.

  7. Such a droolworthy payasam, very creative.

  8. Happy Onam... what a coincidence I have made it almost same way and will be posting it soon..

  9. Interesting!!!!!!


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