Saturday, October 9, 2010

Neypayasam (Ghee Payasam)

Neypayasam or ghee payasam as we call it at home is usually made in the temples or even at home on special days as offerings to Gods. I made this as an offering for our pooja today.
Jasmine Rice/Basmati rice: 1cup
Jaggery: 2 cups
Cashew nut: 1/4cup
Raisins:1/8 cup
Ghee: 2 tbsp.
Cardamom powder: 1 tsp.

Wash the rice and cook in a pressure cooker using 2 cups of water for 5 minutes. Dissolve the jaggery in one cup of water. Strain the jaggery and pour the strained syrup to the cooked rice in the cooker .Add ghee ,cashew nuts and raisins to this. Pressure cook further for 1 minute more and then open the cooker. Keep stirring until all the liquid is evaporated. Add  cardamom powder and now your ghee payasam is ready.

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