Hope all my Malayalee friends had a great Onam!
I tried making this new payasam for this Onam. What I liked best about this recipe is that it is so easy to put together. So even when you are in the middle of making a full course "sadya" you can pay little attention to this and still end up with a delicious payasam. You don't have to wait for the next Onam to try this, you can try making it the very next time the urge to have something sweet strikes you!
Medium thick white Aval (Flattened rice) – ¼ cup
Milk – 3 cups
Cardamom powder – 1/4 tsp
Ghee – 2 tbsp
Sugar – ¾ cup to 1 cup
Cashew and raisins -1/4 cup
Fry the Aval in 1 tbsp ghee in a pressure cooker when aval turns crisp add the sugar. Once all the sugar melts (At this point you can take half the aval and crush it lightly) add milk into the Aval .Stir and let it come to a boil. Place the lid of the cooker and the whistle, and turn the heat to low flame. Let it cook for 25 - 30 minutes . Cook it for some more time until it thickens to the consistency of payasam. Meanwhile fry the cashew and raisins in ghee and add this along with cardamom to the payasam.