How to make Pear Payasam with Malpua -

South Indian dessert - Payasum made with a hint of pear and served with malpuas.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Mummy Ka Magic.

Main Ingredients : Green pear (हरी नाश्पाती), Milk (दूध)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Desserts

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Pear Payasam with Malpua

Pear Payasam with Malpua Recipe Card


History of Indian cuisine dates back to nearly 5,000-years ago when various groups and cultures interacted with India that led to a diversity of flavours and regional cuisines.
Indian cuisine comprises of a number of regional cuisines.  The diversity in soil type, climate, culture, ethnic group and occupations, these cuisines differ from each other mainly due to the use of locally available spices, herbs, vegetables and fruits. Indian food is also influenced by religious and cultural choices and traditions. 
Foreign invasions, trade relations and colonialism had introduced certain foods to the country like potato, chillies and breadfruit.    

Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 16-20 minutes

Serve :

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Sweet

Ingredients for Pear Payasam with Malpua Recipe

  • Green pear 1/2

  • Milk 2 cups + as required

  • Rice soaked 1/2 cup

  • Refined flour (maida) 3/4 cup

  • Baking powder 1 teaspoon

  • Rabdi 1 cup

  • Ghee for shallow frying

  • saffron strands A pinch + for garnishing

  • Green cardamom powder 1 teaspoon

  • Castor sugar (caster sugar) 1/4 cup

  • Sugar syrup infused with few saffron strands 1 1/2 cup

  • Pistachios Blanched for garnishing


Step 1

To prepare pear payasam, heat 2 cups milk in a non-stick pan and bring to boil.

Step 2

Grind soaked rice alongwith some water to make a coarse paste. Add it to boiled milk, mix and cook for a minute.

Step 3

Discard stem and bottom of a pear, peel and finely chop. Add to payasam mixture, mix and cook for 3-5 minutes.

Step 4

To prepare malpua, take flour in a bowl. Add baking powder and rabdi and whisk. Add some milk and whisk well to make a smooth batter.

Step 5

Heat sufficient ghee in a kadai.

Step 6

Add saffron to the batter and whisk. Add ½ tsp cardamom powder and whisk well.

Step 7

Add castor sugar to payasam mixture and mix. Add remaining cardamom powder, mix and cook till sugar melts.

Step 8

Heat sugar syrup in another non-stick pan. Switch off heat.

Step 9

Put a ladle of malpua batter in hot ghee and shallow-fry till golden. Drain in hot sugar syrup and soak for a minute.

Step 10

Finely slice blanched pistachios.

Step 11

Transfer soaked malpuas on a plate and halve. Put halved malpuas in 2 different serving martini glasses and pour some pear payasam.

Step 12

Serve immediately garnished with sliced pistachios and saffron strands.

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