Paal Payasam

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Rice Pudding


I consider Paal Payasam / Rice pudding as the meal for the kings. This kheer is a simple desert with just three ingredients. It is a desert that is quite prevalent in weddings in Tamil Nadu.

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Recipe Facts:


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Indian, Asian

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Total Time

1 hour

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–  Milk – Rice washed –  Sugar

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– Wash the rice and add to a large stainless steel vessel that can be placed inside the cooker. In the same vessel measure and add the milk. – Now place this inside a cooker and place the whistle. Once you hear one whistle reduce the flame entirely and leave it simmer.

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Steps 1-2

– At the end of 30 mins, turn off the heat and let the pressure release in the cooker. – Once the pressure is released, transfer the payasam to a non stick pan and then add the sugar. Mix it well and cook it.

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Steps 3-4

– You would notice that now the payasam is deep pink in color and it would taste like it has been cooked for several hours. – Enjoy the Rice pudding as is or if you prefer you could garnish with some nuts and raisins.

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Steps 5-6


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