I was waiting to make this payasam for quite sometime but i couldn’t find red rice here in Bahrain. So this time when i went to India “Paysam rice” was topping my shopping list :). I had tried making pal payasam before in a pressure cooker, for the first onam after our wedding. The taste was good, but the effort was not worth it ( i had a hard time cleaning the cooker as well as the kitchen).
This time i just blindly followed the long method mentioned in Archana’s Spicyana, except for the quantity. I had only 1 litre milk and i was soooo determined to make the payasam today, come what may, i just took the half of what she has mentioned. Here goes the quantity that i used.
- Milk - 4 cups
- Water - 3 cups
- Rice - ⅔ cups (i used the red rice)
- Sugar - 1 cup
- Cardamom - 2,3 pods crushed
- Cashewnuts - 10 (toasted in ghee)
- You can see the method here. This quantity is sufficient for 4, 5 people. Thanks Archana for this beautiful and simple recipe.