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Showing posts with label Payasam. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Payasam. Show all posts

Wednesday, December 7, 2011


Kheer is nothing but Payasam with Semolina. Very simple and easy to cook.

Semiya Payasa
Semolina - 100 gms
Milk - 1 glass
Water - 1 glass
Cashewnut - few
Dry Grapes - few
Ghee - 1 tbsp
Sugar Syrup - 4 tbsp (which was more sweet)

Heat some ghee and add semolina, fry them till they get roasted and keep them aside
Heat some more ghee and add cashewnut, grapes fry them and keep them aside
Add milk and water slowly to the same kadai and leave them to boil
Add semolina to milk and water, let it get cooked properly
Add all this mixture to the sugar syrup and garnish with cashewnut and dry grapes
Serve it hot

Award Time:

I am pleased to pass my self created award for 5 of my friends.

  • Kalyn - Kalyn's Kitchen. Successfully hosted and running out 3rd year Weekend Herb Blogging with her friends. Thanks Kalyn.
  • Prathibha - The Chef and Her Kitchen.  She hosts 'Family Food Friday' where one of her family member cooks and sends it to her. Great to unite them at times to visit what we do. Thanks Prathibha.
  • Salsa - Veggie Belly. I am inspired by her sweet smile same as her food. Thanks Salsa.
  • Abraham Chacko - Chacko's Kitchen. One of my initial friends who inspired me to write my blog. Thanks Abraham.
  • Archana - The Mad Scientist's Kitchen. I was impressed by the theme of her contest Back to Roots. Thanks Archana.

Monday, November 21, 2011



A perfect lunch should have atleast one sweet (diabetes patient try the same with  sugar free ingredient).

  • Rice - 1 cup
  • Channa Dhal - 1 handful
  • Jaggery - 1/2 cup
  • Cardmom Powder - 1 tsp
  • Dry grapes / kismis - 1 handful (quantity can vary as per your taste)
  • Cashewnuts - 5 to 6
  • Ghee - 2 tbsp
  • Poppy Seeds - 2 tsp
  • Coconut - 1/2

Sweet Pongal/Chakra Pongal
  1. Cook rice and channa dhal (kadale bele) for 4 whistles
  2. Add 1 tsp ghee into a kadai, heat them fry cashewnuts and dry grapes, keep them aside
  3. Add remaining ghee and heat them, put poppy seeds, cardmom powder, coconut and fry for sometime
  4. Add the cooked rice and dhal and fry for some more time, so that all the ingredients get mixed.
  5. Add jaggery in the end and leave it for sometime, let them get mixed well
  6. Serve hot.
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