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September 2, 2015

Paal Payasam Recipe In Pressure Cooker - Milk Kheer Recipe Without Condensed Milk

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Paal payasam recipe 
Paal payasam / milk kheer is a must and should neivedyam recipe for Krishna Jayanthi. Even if you don’t make seedai, murukku and appam , a glass of this simple & yummy milk kheer along with a small cup curd and butter is enough to please Lord Krishna & to get his blessings. It’s a very easy payasam recipe that can be made in pressure cooker. I have been making this payasam for years but I wonder how I missed this post in my blog. Few years back, I shared the most popular Kerala Paal payasamBengali Chaler payesh recipes. But this paal payasam recipe is of Tamil nadu style without using condensed milk(Milk maid). Paal payasam is prepared by the people all over India in various names. In North India,this is called as Chawal kheer/Rice ki kheer. There might be slight variations in the method of preparation. Some people add vermicelli or sago along with rice. However its made,the taste would be awesome and you can enjoy creamy,rich kheer. Lets see how to make this simple and easy dessert recipe – South Indian Paal Payasam. Do try this for Krishna Jayanthi and don’t forget to share your feedback here. I have added a video for beginner's reference.Do watch it :)

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Paal Payasam recipe

Paal Payasam recipe Paal Payasam recipe for Gokulashtami/Krishna Janmashtami
Cuisine: South Indian
Category: Sweet
Serves: Serves 2-3
Prep time: 5 Minutes
Cook time: 20 Minutes
Total time: 25 Minutes

1 cup =250ml
  • Milk - 2 cups ( 1/2 litre)
  • Basmati rice or raw rice - 2 tbsp
  • Sugar – 1/3 cup ( 1/2 cup for more sweetness) 
  • Cardamom powder - 1/2 tsp
  • Ghee - 1 tbsp
  • Cashews - to roast
  • Heat 1 tsp of ghee and roast the rice till it puffs up slightly.Grind it coarsely.Make sure you don’t powder the rice.It should be just broken into two.So pulse twice for short time.
Paal payasam recipe

  • Boil milk in a small pressure cooker. Add a small plate or spoon to avoid spilling & burning of milk.When the milk starts to boil,add the rice.
Paal payasam recipe
  • Pressure cook it in very low flame for 2-3 whistles.Open the cooker after the steam is released.Mix well and boil the milk.Remove the plate using a ladle. Add sugar,stir well and boil for sometime to thicken the payasam slightly.Add cardamom powder.Do not over boil because this payasam will thicken as time proceeds.So let it be watery.
Paal payasam recipe
Paal payasam recipe

  • Roast the cashews in 2 tsp of ghee and add to the payasam.Mix well and enjoy !
Paal payasam recipe
  • Adding more rice makes the payasam to become pongal.So add the mentioned quantity of rice.
  • Adjust the quantity of sugar based on your taste.Add 1/4 cup for less sugar & 1/2 cup for more.
  • You can also add saffron threads soaked in warm milk.It will give a nice flavor & color to this payasam.

Try this creamy,rich paal payasam recipe for this Gokulashtami !
Paal payasam recipe in Pressure cooker

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