Pal Payasam

Milk and rice kheer. Sweet, creamy, south indian kheer or pudding made with milk and rice. Payasam or kheer is akin to a rice pudding. This is the simplest payasam recipe. Pal Payasam is a classic dessert made with rice, milk and sugar. It is prepared on special occasions and festivals. It is rich, creamy and tastes heavenly. This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

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Pal Payasam
Main Ingredients Full Cream , Kolum Rice
Cuisine Kerala
Course Desserts
Prep Time 0-5 minutes
Cook time 21-25 minutes
Serve 4
Taste Sweet
Level of Cooking Moderate
Others Veg

Ingredients list for Pal Payasam

  • 1 litre Full Cream
  • 3 tablespoons Kolum Rice
  • 6-8 strands Saffron (kesar)
  • 2 teaspoons Pure ghee
  • 10-12 Cashewnuts chopped
  • 2 teaspoons Raisins
  • ½ cup Sugar
  • ½ teaspoon Green cardamom powder


  1. Soak the saffron in one tablespoon of warm milk and set aside.
  2. Heat the ghee in a non-stick pan and lightly sauté the cashew nuts and raisins. Set aside.
  3. Bring the remaining milk to boil in a thick-bottomed pan, add the rice and reduce heat.
  4. Cook, stirring continuously, till the rice gets cooked and the milk reduces to one-third its original quantity.
  5. Add the sugar and mix well. While stirring crush the rice slightly.
  6. Add the green cardamom powder and saffron milk and mix well. Add the sautéed cashewnuts and raisins and mix.
  7. Serve hot or cold.

Nutrition Info

Calories 3207
Carbohydrates 179.7
Protein 24.9
Fat 265.1
Other Fiber Calcium- 1112.3mg