Payasam or Kheer Recipes

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 people.