Thengai Paal Jevvarisi Payasam/Sago Kheer With Cocunut Milk
Jevvarisi Payasam is a sweet dish made with sago or tapioca pearls, sweetener, milk, cardamoms, cashews and raisins. This is a simple recipe that can be made in no time during festivals or occasions.
- ½ cup Jevvarasi / Sago / Sabudana
- ½ cup Jaggery
- ¾ cup Coconut grated or about 2 cups of coconut milk
- 2 tablespoon Cashews and raisins
- 2 tsp Nei / ghee
- ¼ tsp Cardamom powder
To make coconut milk – In the blender, add the coconut and ¾ cup of water and grind well. Strain the coconut in a fine mesh strainer. This will be the first milk / thick coconut milk. Now return the ground/squeezed coconut to the blender and add about ¾ cup of water again. Grind it well and strain once more. This will be the second milk / thin coconut milk.
In a heavy bottom pan, add the ghee and fry the cashews and raisins until golden brown. Remove them on a plate.
In the same pan, add the jevvarasi / sago and fry it for about 2 to 3 minutes until it puffs up slightly.
Add the jaggery and about ½ cup of water in a pan and make syrup. Strain the jiggery if there is impurity and keep it ready. It is not important for the syrup to thicken.
In the meantime, boil about 1 ½ cups of water to a rolling boil. Slowly add this boiling water to the fried sago and mix.
Cook the jevvarasi in medium flame until it is very soft and appears transparent on the edges. By experience if I let the sago become translucent entirely, it becomes very mushy and loses the shape. So I cook it only until it start to become transparent on the edges.
Now add the jaggery syrup to the cooked sago and cook for 5 more minutes.
Turn the flame to low and add the second / thin coconut milk. Boil the payasam for about 5 minutes.
Now add the cardamom powder and the first / thick coconut milk. Simmer for one more minute and turn off the flame. Garnish with the fried cashews and raisins and serve.
Calories: 271kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 6mg | Sodium: 29mg | Potassium: 86mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 27g | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 1mg