This is a easy to make payasam which hardly takes 10-15 minutes and I make it mostly on Fridays for prasadham.
My mom makes this payasam little different using sugar and regular milk but here I used the jaggery and coconut milk.Now to the recipe................
|Coconut milk/thengai paal||2cups|
|Cardamom powder/ellakai podi||1/2tsp|
|Coconut pieces(finely chopped)||2tbs|
|Edible camphor/pacchakarpooram||a small rice grain size|
In a microwave safe bowl take the powdered jaggery and add 1/2cup of water, keep it in the microwave for 3-4 minutes or till it becomes a thick syrup.Fry the cashews and coconut pieces separately in a tsp of ghee,keep aside.
- I used the thin variety,so cooked it for a minute,if it is a thick variety add some more water and cook it for 3-4 minutes.
- Payasam gets thicker on cooling,if it it too thick add 1/2cup of boiled regular milk to get the consistency.
- After adding the coconut milk do not cook for more than a minute or two,otherwise it may curdle.
- The given measurement easily serves for 6-8 people but I halved the quantity and made.
Also sending this one the Microwave Easy Cooking event started by Srivalli and guest hosted by Priya.