Friday, April 12, 2013

Gothambu Payasam /Broken Wheat Payasam

Vishu is here and I am sure that any Indian celebration is incomplete without a payasam or kheer. So here is a delicious gothambu(broken wheat) payasam from my kitchen to yours. With all the best wishes for an auspicious Vishu and a bright and happy year ahead!
Broken wheat - 1 cup
Jaggery - 1and1/2 cup or to taste
Thick coconut milk -1  cup
Thin coconut milk-1 cup
Milk -1 cup
Cardamom powder - 1/2 tsp
Cashew nuts - 10 - 15
Coconut slices-2 - 3 tbsp
Raisins - 10-12
Ghee - 1 tbsp +2 Tbs
Pressure cook broken wheat with 3 cups of  water for 2-3 whistles. It should be cooked well.Open the pressure cooker when the pressure releases.Stain the excess water completly.
Meanwhile make a jaggery syrup using  1/2 cup water and jaggery. Strain it to remove any  impurities. Pour this is to the cooked wheat and along with 2tbs of  ghee.  Cook this while stirring for about 2 minutes or till jaggery is almost dries up. Add thin coconut milk and stir continuously and when this starts to boil add the thick coconut milk along with milk . Keep stirring and simmer till the payasam becomes thick. Now add powdered cardamom.You can add a pinch of salt to bring out the taste.
Heat 1 tbs ghee and fry cashews, coconut slices and raisins. Add this to the prepared payasam. If you find the payasam thick  once it cools , you may add some milk to get the desired consistency.


  1. Happy Vishu to you and your family. The payasam looks droolworthy.

  2. Happy vishu wishes to you and your family..Payasam looks super creamy and inviting.

  3. Happy festivities! The recipes sounds and looks delicious!


  4. Happy Vishu Vid :) payasam and presentation looks superb

  5. Happy Vishu Vidya...Nice payasam to celebrate.

  6. Happy Vishu Vidhya!
    Love the pleated fan like arrangement of the set sari...Looks lovely

  7. these look absolutely amazing... :)

  8. Very yummy and healthy.. Payasam looks superb.. I'm a new blogger... Do visit my blog..


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