Payasam rice-1/2 cup
Milk-1 1/2 litre
Water-5 1/2 cup
Cardamom powder-1/4tsp (opt)
Cashew nut -10 roasted(opt)
In a deep bottomed kadai (we usually use uruli for making payasam) or in cooker add 1 1/2 Lil of milk ,2 1/2 cup of water and 1/2 cup of sugar .
Cook them in a very low flame .Stir well occasionally .
Cook this milk till its become 1/2lit .
By that time u can see a light pink colour .
Now add washed rice with 3 cup of water and 1 cup of sugar .(if the rice is very big just crush )
Stir occasionally. Cook till the right consistency of ur choice ..
If u want u can add cardamom powder and roasted cashew nuts ..So the tasty payasam is ready to serve(we are getting the pink shade because we are making the 11/2 lil milk to half lil by cooking it in low flame .
This is the secret behind the taste also .So if u want the authentic payasam please show patience and take time and make like this ) otherwise u can try another method( If u are too busy )
If u want to make this payasam in cooker ,then take one handful of rice ,1 litre of milk and 1cup of sugar ..Add everything in a cooker and cook till the first whistle comes(in very low flame ).. Remove the weight after the pressure settle down..Transfer to this delicious payasam to the serving dish .Add cardamom powder and mix well…
Once again wishing u all a very “Happy Vishu”