Oats Payasam

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Oats Payasam

Do you have withdrawal symptoms if you dont get to taste something sweet after lunch or dinner? I’ve seen some people eating spoonfuls of sugar, just like that, to satisfy the urge. Though I don’t go to such dire situations, I crave for something sweet at times. This payasam happened on one such day.

Earlier I used to stock up something sweet all the time, but recently I’ve stopped that to form a healthy eating habit. These days, I snack dates or dried figs, when I feel like eating something sweet. But some days, I’ve this unstoppable itch to cheat. On such days, this is my go to recipe. It’s a quick fix dessert. It’s ready in less than 10 mins!

That reminds me… I should tell you something. Whenever I make the usual style of porridge with oats, it just tastes yucky! I know it’s not an adjective you expect to see on a food blog. But that’s the truth. Since there is so much of hype about “oats” these days, I wanted to include it somehow in our food. This payasam style suits me the best! I’m a big fan of anything with jaggery and coconut milk. From my experience, you can never go wrong with that combo.

Usually I don’t follow any particular measurements while making this, I just throw in whatever I feel like. But, since I wanted to share this with you, I noted down the measurements last time. Still, I’d suggest you to use this recipe as a guideline and you can work on it as you go, to suit your requirements. It’s an ideal recipe if you are looking for some healthy and nutritious dishes for your kids. I think they will like the smooth texture and sweetness of the dish. All in all, I’d say this recipe is definitely value for your time and effort, not to forget the money part too ;)

Since it’s a payasam recipe, I thought I’ll post this as Vishu special. Also, it’s my parents wedding anniversary on Vishu day. If there is one thing that they both agree unanimously, it’s sweets, especially payasam ;) They both have sweet tooth big time, so this post is for them too. Appa and Amma, wish you a very happy anniversary!

Wish you a Happy Vishu!

Here are some recipes for Sadya, if you are planning to make one.

Aviyal, Sambar, Parippu curry, Olan, Erissery, Kichadi, Rasam, Inji Curry, Thoran, Gothambu Payasam, Parippu Payasam, Semiya Payasam, Ada Pradhaman, Pal Payasam, Panchasara Varatti

Step by step pictures…

Add 1/3 cup water to the jaggery and melt it. Strain the melted jaggery…

Step 1Add oats to the strained jaggery. Cook till the jaggery is dried up…

Step 2

Add medium thick coconut milk, bring it to a boil. When it starts to thicken, add crushed cardamom and thick coconut milk. Stir well…

Step 3

 

Heat ghee in a pan and fry the cashews and coconut bits, till it turns golden brown. Add this to the payasam serve hot…

Step 4

Please read the notes section of the recipe before making this.

Oats Payasam
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Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: Kerala
Serves: 3-4
 
Ingredients
  • Quick cooking Oats – 1 cup
  • Jaggery – 200- 225 gms
  • Medium thick coconut milk – 2- 2½ cups
  • Thick coconut milk – ½ – ¾ cup
  • Crushed cardamom – 2
  • Cashew nuts – 1½ tbsp
  • Coconut bits (thengakothu) – ⅓ cup
  • Ghee – 1 tbsp
Instructions
  1. Add ⅓ cup water to the jaggery and melt it. Strain the melted jaggery. Add oats to the strained jaggery. Cook till the jaggery is dried up. Add medium thick coconut milk, bring it to a boil. When it starts to thicken, add crushed cardamom and thick coconut milk. Stir well. Cook on low flame for 5 mins.
  2. Heat ghee in a pan and fry the cashews and coconut bits, till it turns golden brown. Add this to the payasam and serve hot.
Notes
Usually I dont add cardamom, cashew, ghee and coconut bits. Also, I use only medium thick coconut milk. I use maggie coconut milk powder to make this. You can adjust the qty of coconut milk to suit your requirements. Please keep in mind that it thickens as it rests, so adjust the consistency accordingly. If you are making it for kids, you can increase the qty of ghee.

 

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  • Chitz

    Advanced Vishu wishes to u too :) And wishing ur parents a happy anniversary :) And a nice idea to incorporate healthy oats !! Loved it..

  • Chitz

    Advanced Vishu wishes to u too :) And wishing ur parents a happy anniversary :) And a nice idea to incorporate healthy oats !! Loved it..

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Thanks a lot Chitz for your wishes :)

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Thanks a lot Chitz for your wishes :)

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Thanks a lot Chitz for your wishes :)

      • Jewel Joseph

        Hello chechi..my amma got sick recently and I had to take over our kitchen for sometime..Being an absolute novice in cooking, I used your recipes..My mom was mesmerised! Everytime I select one of your recipes, I used to read it out to amma to get her approval.Nowadays she just tells me ‘maria’s recipe no, just go on with it!’ Superb work chechi! Keep it up!

        • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

          Thank you Jewel :) I do hope your Amma is feeling better now.

          I was so happy to see your comment. Please do convey my regards to your Amma also..

          Cheers
          Maria

  • Arun Govind

    I want to see the six pack on Sony first!

    Oats is my breakfast for the past three years. Oats mixed with dry fruits and cooked in boiled water is how I eat it (no milk is added). As per Mayo Clinic experts, oats is one of the top five food which will lower the cholesterol….. read this…. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/cholesterol/CL00002
    But of course not when cooked with thick coconut milk and ghee!

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Sony with a six pack, I’d also love to see that. But I dont think it will happen anytime :(

      You can make it with thin coconut milk ;)

      Hope you had a wonderful Vishu!

      Cheers
      Maria

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Sony with a six pack, I’d also love to see that. But I dont think it will happen anytime :(

      You can make it with thin coconut milk ;)

      Hope you had a wonderful Vishu!

      Cheers
      Maria

  • Tina

    Wishing your parents a Blessed Wedding Anniversary.Making Payasam with oats is a good idea..Will try this soon..Thank you dear for sharing this recipe.

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Thanks Tina :) Hope you are doing good.

      Take care..

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Thanks Tina :) Hope you are doing good.

      Take care..

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=623323217 Sunitha Urumbath

    Hi.. this looks yummy and easy to make (just what was ordered for me;) ).. thanks for the recipe.. but one question.. can coconut milk be substituted with any thing else? (to make a healthy version ;) )

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Thanks Seena chechy :) You can use low fat milk instead of coconut milk for a healthier version. Also you can make it with thin coconut milk instead of the thick one.

      Hope you get to try this and like it too :)

      Cheers
      Maria

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Thanks Seena chechy :) You can use low fat milk instead of coconut milk for a healthier version. Also you can make it with thin coconut milk instead of the thick one.

      Hope you get to try this and like it too :)

      Cheers
      Maria

  • Vp Ahmed

    It is tasty

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Thank you :)

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Thank you :)

  • disqus_Ss9fDdJWXx

    wow,,, shall definitely try for this Vishu. HAPPY VISHU to you Maria.

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Thanks :) Hope you had a wonderful Vishu.

      Cheers
      Maria

      • cvasha

        tried it and it was a winner… ur recipes are amazingly tasty as always! HAPPY HAPPY VISHU TO U … -love Asha

      • cvasha

        tried it and it was a winner… ur recipes are amazingly tasty as always! HAPPY HAPPY VISHU TO U … -love Asha

      • cvasha

        tried it and it was a winner… ur recipes are amazingly tasty as always! HAPPY HAPPY VISHU TO U … -love Asha

      • cvasha

        tried it and it was a winner… ur recipes are amazingly tasty as always! HAPPY HAPPY VISHU TO U … -love Asha

      • cvasha

        tried it and it was a winner… ur recipes are amazingly tasty as always! HAPPY HAPPY VISHU TO U … -love Asha

      • cvasha

        tried it and it was a winner… ur recipes are amazingly tasty as always! HAPPY HAPPY VISHU TO U … -love Asha

      • cvasha

        tried it and it was a winner… ur recipes are amazingly tasty as always! HAPPY HAPPY VISHU TO U … -love Asha

      • cvasha

        tried it and it was a winner… ur recipes are amazingly tasty as always! HAPPY HAPPY VISHU TO U … -love Asha

      • cvasha

        tried it and it was a winner… ur recipes are amazingly tasty as always! HAPPY HAPPY VISHU TO U … -love Asha

        • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

          Thanks Asha for your wonderful feedback :)

  • lovelin

    Wow it was amazingly delicious & very easy to make…….For kids who does not eat oats this is really the best dish….

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Thanks Lovelin :) Glad you liked it!

      Cheers
      Maria

  • Vaishali Singh

    Thankyou Maria,

    Your dishes are really very good and the best is they are so easy to cook.

    Please keep up the good work,

    Thanks a Ton :)

    Vaishali Singh

  • Vaishali Singh

    Thankyou Maria,

    Your dishes are really very good and the best is they are so easy to cook.

    Please keep up the good work,

    Thanks a Ton :)

    Vaishali Singh

  • Vaishali Singh

    Thankyou Maria,

    Your dishes are really very good and the best is they are so easy to cook.

    Please keep up the good work,

    Thanks a Ton :)

    Vaishali Singh

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Vaishali,

      Thank you so much for your wonderful comment! It’s a pleasure to know that you like the recipes posted here.

      Happy cooking :)

      Cheers
      Maria

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Hi Vaishali,

      Thank you so much for your wonderful comment! It’s a pleasure to know that you like the recipes posted here.

      Happy cooking :)

      Cheers
      Maria

  • Uma Pillai

    This was very very good Maria…. Tasted like pradhaman almost!!!!! And it was soooo easy and quick that my sadya prep time was cut in half almost!!!!! Thank you sooo much!!!!!

  • Uma Pillai

    This was very very good Maria…. Tasted like pradhaman almost!!!!! And it was soooo easy and quick that my sadya prep time was cut in half almost!!!!! Thank you sooo much!!!!!

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      You are welcome Uma! So good to know that you liked it very much :)

      Thanks for trying this and also for leaving a comment.

      Cheers
      Maria

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      You are welcome Uma! So good to know that you liked it very much :)

      Thanks for trying this and also for leaving a comment.

      Cheers
      Maria

  • http://www.facebook.com/lena.oriely Lena O’Riely

    Hello Maria, I saw yr recipes on Pinterest. Seeing your cupcakes I make cupcakes from mango and jackfruit.

    • http://mariasmenu.com Maria Jose

      Thanks Lena :)