Payasam or Kheer is a
traditional Indian dish. It is a porridge made of rice cooked in
milk and sugar, often flavoured with cardomom. This is an essential
dish in all important feasts for Hindus and Muslims in India.
Variety of Payasams or Kheer
recipes are available here. Kerala has a particular affinity towards
Payasams. In Kerala, these payasams are made with rice, ada made
with rice, banana, ground nuts, dal, broken wheat mixed with Jaggery
and coconut milk, flavoured with cardamom and dry ginger powder (Chukku),
and garnished with cashew nuts and raisins fried in ghee.
Sometimes, the payasam is mixed with banana, sweet boondi or papad
before eating. It is an essential part of wedding feasts. Thick
Payasams are made as an offerings in Hindu temples in South India
and Kerala. Amabalapuzha Pal Payasam is very famous among Kerala