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October 11, 2018

Bellam Paramannam In Pressure Cooker – Andhra Rice Payasam With Jaggery

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Bellam paramannam recipe

 Paramannam is a rice based sweet dish that is most popular in Andhra. This Indian dessert recipe is also known as annam payasam, bellam paramannam in Telugu. In simple words, bellam paramannam is nothing but Andhra style rice payasam with jaggery.  It is one of the most important naivedyam recipes that is offered to God for festivals like Sankranti, Varalakshmi Vratham, Ganesh chaturthi, Navratri and much more. This sweet dish is prepared with rice, milk, sugar or jaggery, nuts and ghee. Authentically paramannam is made by cooking raw rice in milk in an open pot. But I prepared this bellam paramannam in a pressure cooker. It took just 15 minutes for making this Andhra style payasam recipe. Consistency of paramannam depends on the quantity of milk and jaggery syrup. It looks thin when hot and it thickens over time. So you can adjust the quantity of milk as per the desired consistency. There are chances of paramannam getting curdled when you add jaggery syrup to the hot milk. So you should always add the jaggery syrup after switching off the flame. You can make it perfect all the time. So friends, try this yummy Andhra style paramannam recipe during this Navratri festival and enjoy. Lets see how to make bellam paramannam recipe with step by step pictures.

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Cuisine: Andhra recipes
Category: Sweet
Serves: Serves 4
Prep time: 10 Minutes
Cook time: 20 Minutes
Total time: 30 Minutes



INGREDIENTS

1 cup - 250ml
  • Raw rice / Sona masoori rice – 1/4 cup
  • Boiled Milk – 2 cups or Milk + water – 1 cup each
  • Sugar or jaggery – 1/2 cup (adjust as per taste)
  • Water – 1/4 cup for syrup
  • Cardamom – 2 nos (crushed)
  • Cashews and dry grapes/raisins - Few

HOW TO MAKE BELLAM PARAMANNAM RECIPE

  1. In a pressure cooker base, take the rice, milk. Put a spoon inside the cooker to avoid splashing of milk.
  2. Pressure cook in low flame for 2 whistles. Switch off the flame. Open, mash the rice well.
  3. In a pan, melt jaggery and make a thin syrup.
  4. Strain and add the jaggery syrup to the cooked rice when warm. Mix well.
  5. Add the cardamom powder, roasted nuts. Boil in low flame for a minute.
  6. Switch off the flame and serve hot or cold.

BELLAM PARAMANNAM - STEP BY STEP PICTURES

  • Wash the rice. In a pressure cooker base, take the rice, milk + water or milk alone. Add a pinch of salt. Mix well, drop a small plate or spoon inside the Cooker. It helps to avoid splashing of milk while it whistles.  Pressure cook in very low flame for two whistles. 

  • Open the cooker after the steam is released. Remove the spoon. Mash the rice with a whisk and make it mushy.  Add some water if it's too thick. Boil for a minute. Remove and Set aside.

  • In a bowl, take the jaggery and add water. Boil and melt the jaggery completely. Make a thin syrup. No need to bring any consistency. Switch off the flame and let the syrup becomes warm.

  • Strain the syrup in a metal strainer. Add to the cooked rice. Mix well and check for consistency. Add more boiled milk or water if needed. Do not switch on the flame.

  • Heat ghee in a small kadai. Roast the cashews and raisins till golden. Add to the paramannam. Add cardamom powder. Mix well. You can add a pinch of edibke camphor if you like.

  • Now Switch on the flame and keep it very low. Boil for a minute or two. Mix now and then. Do not roll boil. Paramannan should be just heated. Switch off the flame and keep it aside. Serve hot or cold as you like.

  • Enjoy !

Note

  • Adjust the quantity of jaggery as you like.
  • Do not add hot jaggery syrup to the payasam. It may curdle.
  • Instead of pressure cooking, you can cook the rice in an open pot. But keep stirring every now and then to avoid burnt bottom.
  • You can also cook the rice in equal quantity of water and milk.
  • You can add a pinch of edible camphor for more flavor.

Yummy, Andhra style rice kheer with jaggery is ready to serve. Tastes the best when served chilled.




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