How to make Nai Payasam - Cooked rice cooked with plenty of ghee, jaggery and flavoured with ghee fried coconut pieces.


This recipe is contributed by Member shobhana vijay.

Main Ingredients : Rice Raw, Ghee (घी)

Cuisine : TamilNadu

Course : Desserts

Nai Payasam

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Nai Payasam Recipe Card

Nai Payasam

Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 11-15 minutes

Serve : 6

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Sweet

Ingredients for Nai Payasam Recipe

  • Rice Raw raw 1 cup

  • Ghee 1 1/2 cups

  • Coconuts chopped in pieces 4

  • Jaggery (gur) 4 cups

  • Sugar 1 tablespoon


Step 1

Cook rice in the pressure cooker for one whistle on high heat.

Step 2

Reduce heat and further cook for five minutes.

Step 3

Fry the coconut pieces in two teaspoons of ghee and set aside.

Step 4

Take jaggery in a pan and add water just enough to submerge it.

Step 5

Cook on medium heat till all the jaggery melts. Strain the syrup through a sieve to remove dirt.

Step 6

Pour back the jaggery syrup into another pan.

Step 7

Add four teaspoons of ghee and let it cook for few minutes.

Step 8

Add one cup ghee, little by little, every three minutes till the syrup forms a two string consistency.

Step 9

Add the cooked rice and keep stirring and also keep adding the remaining ghee, little by little, till it gets over.

Step 10

The payasam should have a thick pouring consistency.

Step 11

Add the fried coconut pieces and stir. Serve warm.

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