You don’t need to go through preparing a grand 26 dish feast to make your onam sadhya striking! These yummy payasams definitely tick the ‘delicious dessert’ box in a sadhya menu.
Mango and Brown rice Payasam in chocolate cups – Who says you can’t go fancy with simple rice payasams. Make this brown rice and mango payasam served in edible chocolate cups and end your sadhya with a bang.
Khus Khus Payasam – Another specialty from South India. Poppy seeds give this kheer a grainy, crunchy texture and cardamom powder adds a beautiful fragrance. Tastes fabulous served hot or cold.
Apple Godduma Payasam – This apple and broken wheat kheer is not just tasty but also healthy. With a fresh apples and crunchy laps, this kheer is sure to stand out. Use jaggery instead of sugar for deeper flavour, colour and more nutrition.
Coconut Gulab ki Kheer – Coconuts and South Indian food is definitely a match made in heaven! This colourful kheer is made with coconut cream, coconut flesh and rose syrup.
Ada Pradaman – The ada in this recipe is much like a long lost cousin of the idli. Broken and added to a kheer mixture, it soaks up the flavour of the payasam beautifully also infusing it with a brilliant texture and taste of its own!
Coconut Parippu Payasam – A chana and moong dal payasam is simple to make but does pack a punch. Grated coconut rounds off the flavour completely. A perfect payasams with just the right amount of sweetness, bite and taste!
Chocolate Kheer – A little fancy presentation can go a long way - simple rice kheer served in shot glasses over a layer of chocolate sauce. Add in a few nuts and dried fruits to add more fun to this already pretty dish.
Baked Yogurt – This might not be the most traditional recipe for onam sadhya, but putting a little twist to tradition is never a bad thing. Baked yogurt is just a healthier alternative to eating payasams. And the variations you can make are endless – fresh fruits, nuts, chocolate, muesli – take your pick and end sadhya with a sweet surprise for all.
Make one or more of these decadent desserts on onam to make your sadhya a definite hit. Also plan out your entire onam sadhya menu and learn about the benefits of eating on a banana leaf only on sanjeevkapoor.com
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