Rava payasam/Sooji kheer is one of the easiest rava recipes.Every friday, i have to make some payasam, sweet pongal or rava kesari for vilakku pooja neivedyam.So i keep thinking to do varieties of payasam recipes.I came to know about this payasam from Sendhil’s Chinna maami in Kumbakonam.Once she made this for lunch.I saw how she made and asked the recipe too.From that time, i started making this payasam for friday pooja whenever i run short of time.It can be made very quickly and tastes soooo good.After so many attempts, i started making on my own way with some improvemnets.The best thing of this payasam is its yield.Just 1/4 cup of rava is enough to make payasam for 4-5 persons.So u can try this for ur guests.Its an easy dessert recipe.I heard people give this sooji kheer for 6 months baby too.Its a very filling and yummy payasam recipe!!Do try this payasam.U’ll love it like me.
Rava payasam recipe
Rava payasam - Easy payasam recipes with rava
Prep time:10 Minutes
Cook time:10 Minutes
Total time:20 Minutes
To roast in ghee
Ghee - 1 tbsp
Cashews & raisins - few
Clove - 1 no
Mace/Jathikai - a very small piece
White rava/Sooji/Semolina - 1/3 cup
Milk - 2.5 cups
Water - 1/2 cup
Sugar - 1/2 cup
Sweetened milk maid - 1 tbsp(optional)
Cardamom - 2 nos
In a pan, heat ghee and roast the cashews,raisins,clove and mace.Remove in a plate.Crush cardamom and mace together and keep everything together.
In the remaining ghee,roast rava for 4-5 minutes in medium flame till u get a nice smell.
Boil milk and water together in a bowl till u roast the rava.When they roll boil,reduce the flame to low and slowly add the roasted rava by stirring the water+milk mixture.(Just do as u make for rava upma)
Mix everything well till there are no lumps using a whisk.Cover and cook for 8-10 minutes in low flame stirring in between.The payasam will thicken.Add milk or water to loosen it if necessary.
After the rava is well cooked and becomes a porridge,add sugar.Mix well and allow it to boil for few minutes.
Lastly add 1 tbsp of condensed milk,give a boil and switch off the flame.
Add the aromatic spices.Serve hot or refrigerate & serve chill.Tastes great in both the ways.
SOOJI KHEER/PUDDING FOR BABIES
Roast 1/4 cup of rava in 2 tbsp of ghee and set aside.
Take 2 tsp of roasted rava and cook in 1/4 cup of milk till done.Keep stirring and cook for 5-7 minutes in low flame.After it thickens and becomes soft,add required sugar.Mixwell till sugar melts.Cool it down and feed the babies.
Condensed milk is optional.But it gives a rice taste to the payasam.
Please adjust the water+milk quantity according to the consistency u need.
This payasam thickens when it cools.So make it slightly watery before switching off the flame.
Adjust the quantity of sugar as per ur taste.We felt it tastes great only if sugar is on higher side.