Here is an easy recipe for making a delicious payasam to sweeten your Vishu celebration.
Whole Milk - 3& 1/2 cups
Basmati rice - 2 tbsp
Sugar - 1/4 cup - 1/2 cup according to your preference
Cardamom powder - generous pinch
Boil the milk,water and sugar in the pressure cooker. Wash the rice. When the milk starts boiling, reduce the heat to the lowest gas mark and add the rice. Place a small spoon or a small shallow plate inside the cooker so that it will do the stirring action when the cooker is shut. Stir the contents well and close the cooker. Place the weight on the valve when steam escapes and allow the payasam to cook on a low heat. Switch off the stove after 20 minutes. Open the cooker when possible and add the butter and cardamom stir for a few minutes your delicious, creamy payasam is ready.