Showing posts with label Dessert. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Dessert. Show all posts

Carrot Payasam - With Coconut Milk

Carrot is a excellent source of Vitamin A and it has number of health benefits improving vision, beautiful skin, anti-aging. It is always good to take carrot in different form everyday. Carrot payasam is a yummy dessert too.
Preparation Time: 5 min
Cooking Time: 20 min
Serves: 2

  • Carrot - 2 medium sized
  • Milk - 1 cup
  • Coconut milk - ½ cup
  • Sugar - ¼ cup and 2 tbsp
  • Cashew nuts - few
  • Dry grapes - few
  • Almonds - few
  • Ghee - ½ tbsp 


1.  Heat a medium sized pan, pour milk and bring it to boil. Add coconut milk and stir slowly. Reduce to medium flame and add sugar. Keep stirring slowly.
2.  Clean and peel the skin of carrot. Grate them and grind it into a smooth juice. You can use juice extractor too. Add carrot juice to boiling milk.
3.  Roast cashew nuts, almond, dry grapes in ghee and add to carrot payasam. Serve hot or chill.

Bread Payasam

Starting my diwali recipes in my blog with a simple and easy sweet. Bread payasam is really yummy and ready in minutes. 

Preparation Time: 5 min
Cooking Time: 20 min
Serves: 2


  • Bread - 2 slices
  • Milk - 3 cup
  • Sugar - equal to bread powder
  • Ghee - 2 tbsp
  • Cashew nuts - as required
  • Cardamom - 1


1.  Heat a small pan and roast bread slices by adding ghee. Once its roasted, make it into pieces. Grind and make it into a powder.
2.  In a medium sized pan, add 1 cup of milk and bring it to boil. Measure the quantity of bread powder and take equal quantity of sugar. Add bread powder and sugar to the boiling milk and keep in low flame.
 3.  As the kheer gets thickened add milk little-by-little and mix. Keep doing this until adding the entire milk. Adding more milk enhances the flavor. Add one cardamom .
 4.  Roast cashew nuts in ghee in a pan and add them to kheer. Stir well.

Aval / Poha / Flattened Rice Payasam

A very simple and tasty dish. Aval Payasam is ready in minutes. Aval Payasam is generally prepared during festivals and is served as neivedhiyam. Its also a very yummy desert and can be served warm or cold.

Preparation time: 5 min
Cooking time: 15 min
Serves: 2
  • Aval / Poha / Flattened rice - ½ cup
  • Milk - 2 cup
  • Sugar - 10 tbsp
  • Cardamom - 1 piece
  • Ghee - 1 tsp
  • Cashew nuts - 10 pieces
  • Almonds - 5 pieces
  • Dry grapes - 5 pieces

  1. Heat a pan and dry roast aval until it starts turning brown and transfer it to bowl or directly to mixie.                                                                       
  2. In the same pan dry roast few cashew nuts (rest of the cashew nuts is used for final garnishing) till it starts turning brown.                                    
  3. Grind aval and cashew nuts in mixie for few sec. It should be in rava consistency.
  4. Heat a pan with milk and bring it to boil. Then add sugar and mixie mixture. Keep in low flame for 3min.                                                         
  5. Roast cashew nuts, almonds and dry grapes in ghee and add to aval payasam.

Aval Payasam tastes great when its warm or cold.

Wish You all a very happy navratri...!!! :-)

Paruppu Payasam with Coconut milk


  • Moong dhal / paasi paruppu - 1 cup
  • Jaggery - 3/4 cup
  • Coconut milk - 1 cup
  • Ghee
  • Cashew nuts
  • Dry grapes
  • Almonds


  1. In a pan, add ghee. When the ghee melts add cashew nuts, dry grapes, almonds and keep aside
  2. Roast moong dhal/ paasi paruppu seperately in same pan
  3. Pressure cook the roasted moong dhal until mushy
  4. Boil jaggery with 1/4 cup of water in a pan until it dissolves
  5. Filter the syrup and add it to the cooked moong dhal
  6. Add a cup of coconut milk to the payasam 
  7. When it begins to boil, add the roasted cashew nuts, dry grapes and almonds and switch off the stove