Monday, November 2, 2009



Payasam is an Indian dessert similar to Western rice pudding. It is delicately flavored, usually serves in the end of spicy meal and also essential food during wedding.

The semolina is lightly roasted with ghee (clarified butter) then simmered in hot milk until thicken.It is sweetened with sugar according to your taste then sprinkled with roasted cashew and raisin.

It is best serve either hot or cold but this is not recommended for dieter since butter and full cream milk are used for making this wonderful dessert.


1 litre milk
1/4 cup rava (semolina)
150g sugar or to taste
1 tbsp cashew nuts
1 tbsp raisin
¼ tsp cardamom powder
2 tbsp ghee


* Heat the ghee, fry cashew nut and raisin until golden brown. Keep aside. With the same ghee fry the semolina until light brown. Remove.

* Boil the milk, add the roasted semolina and sugar, stir until thicken.

* Now add the cardamom powder, stir and remove from heat.

* Sprinkle with raisin and cashew.

* Serve hot or cold.

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Suhaina said...

looks tempting.


Suhaina...thanks dear...

Couscous & Consciousness said...

What an interesting looking dessert - love the addition of cardamom, raisin and cashews

Brenda said...

Oh I love being introduced to recipes like this that I wouldn't normally come across. I absolutely love Indian food and I bet this is a wonderful ending to a delicious meal. Thank you so much for linking this up to Cookbook Sundays. Have a great day!

Ginger said...

Thanks for linking up to Mad Skills Monday!

Treat and Trick said...

Couscous & Conciousness..Thanks Sue for your lovely comment...

Brenda...thanks for dropping by my site, do try it since it's quite simple but tasted great. Thanks for hosting dear..

Ginger....Thanks for hosting dear..

Erin @ EKat's Kitchen said...

Looks very tempting!! Thanks so much for joining Friday Potluck this week - it's great to see new faces, and I get to visit and see all the delicious recipes! Hope to see you back every week!

Lisa said...

I have never heard of this before, but it really sounds delicious, especially with those cashews and cardamom added in. Thanks for introducing me to something new.

Treat and Trick said...

Erin @ EKat's Kitchen...thanks for visiting and hosting dear. It's a pleasure to join your party...

Lisa...Glad you like it, it's such a simple dessert but tastes great..

☺lani☺ said...

Sounds yum! Happy Weekend!

Cheerful said...

sounds delicious...i think i can do it, hope it will be yummy as yours!? i'm a newbie kitchen explorer...hehehe! happy weekend! :)

Jenn said...

I guess once a while dieters can indulge in this. Looks delish!

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FoodTripFriday said...

I bet the trick or treaters will keep knocking on your door for this one. lol!

Treat and Trick said...

lani...thanks for the visit and your sweet words, hope to see you again..

Cheerful...thanks for dropping by, sure you can do it, why not give it a try..

Jenn...thanks for visiting and your lovely comment..

FoodTripFriday...thanks for the visit and your sweet comment...

Cacai M. said...

ooh thanks for sharing! :) by the way, I just wonder your date is November 2 and we're in Oct yet and later I saw it's last year.. hehehe.. :)

Anyway, hope you can visit mine too... :)

Here's my food Trip Friday


Melodie said...

This looks absolutely delicious. I love the idea that semolina can be used for something other than making pasta or cous cous too! Thanks for sharing at Vegetarian Foodie Fridays!

Treat and Trick said...

Cacai M...thanks for the visit, surely will hop in, have a great weekend ya..

Melodie..thanks for hosting, glad you like it, hope you will give it a try..

Jerri said...

It certainly sounds good!

Thanks for linking up for Friday Favorites last week!

Treat and Trick said...

Jerri...Thanks for hosting and your kind words..