Tried and tasted by Nivedita
A quick and very easy dessert. Healthy for people who are sick(suffering with normal fever or cold). The day doctor suggests that you can give jaggery to your baby, this is the best food(minus the coconut milk). No need to buy anything extra for it. You will usually have all these at home. Its quick dessert for unexpected guests. Believe me, it looks bland but the taste is really very good.
Coming to the recipe,
Rice flour - 1/2 cup
Jaggery - 1/2 cup or less (grated or powdered)
Water - 1 cup
Milk - 1/2 cup
Coconut milk powder - 2 tbsp or freshly coconut milk - 1/4 cup
Cardamom powder - 1/4 tsp
Almonds and cashew nuts - 1 or 2 tbsp, crushed or cut into small bits
Ghee to fry the dry nuts
Keep water to boil in thick bottomed pan.
Take half the milk in a bowl and mix the rice flour in it to remove lumps.
In other half milk add the coconut milk powder and mix well to avoid lumps. (skip this step if you are using fresh coconut milk)
Once the water start boiling add the jaggery and allow to melt. If you see any dirt in it please sieve and keep again to boil.
Now add the rice flour and milk. Mix well to avoid lumps. Boil on a medium flame for few minutes. Add the coconut milk cardamom powder. Boil till the rice flour is cooked. The color will change and you will get the nice aroma of the cooked rice flour. Remove and keep it aside. Heat ghee in another small pan, fry the nuts.
Add it to the ready payasam.
Isn't it easy? And its really delicious, the coconut flavour is really a blessing in this dessert.