Saturday, October 31, 2015

Rice Kheer / Pressure Cooker Pal Payasam | Indian Festival Recipes

Payasam is an easy go-to sweet made for a small celebration, surprise guests, quick neivedyam and what-not. But is there a way to make it easier. Why, yes there is.. Pressure cooker to the rescue. Place everything in the cooker and cook for 3 whistles and you are done. I have tried making the simple paal payasam with rice. Soon I am planning to experiment with semiya and sago. I will keep this page updated as how it turns out.

Serves - 4-6
Whole Milk  - 2 cups + 1/2 cups
Rice - 1/4 cups
Sugar - 1/4 cups
Cardamom powder - a pinch
Ghee - 1 tsp
Cashews - 1 tsp
Sultanas/ Golden raisins - a few

Place the rice, sugar and 2 cups of milk in a pressure cooker and cook for 3 whistles. Meanwhile fry the cashews and sultanas in ghee. When the pressure is released, add cardamom powder, fried cashews, mix and simmer with 1/2 cup of milk for 10 minutes or until desired consistency is reached. 
Serve warm or chilled.
Notes: The amount of sugar here yields a moderately sweet payasam, if you like yours sweeter add 2 more tablespoons of sugar.

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