Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Payesh/Payasam

Yummyyyyyyyyyy payasam Pictures, Images and Photos

Lakshmi Puja is celebrated in almost every home in West Bengal right after Durga Puja. This is a special day when different types of food are offered to the Goddess. One of them is Payesh or Payasam as it is known throughout India. Though many people prepare it with vermicelli, we prepare it with rice on this special occasion.

Here's a little bit different way of preparing this traditional dessert:

Ingredients: Basmati rice 100 grams, Milk 2 liters, Raisins 50 grams, Sugar 500 grams, Cashew nuts 50 grams, Pistachio(few), Ghee 1 tsp, Cardamom 3/4.

Procedure: Soak the rice and raisins separately for half and hour. In a hollow bottomed pan, heat the ghee and add the cardamoms. Now add the rice and stir lightly. Add milk. Now keep on stirring till it becomes thick. Then add sugar, raisins, cashew nuts, and when it becomes thick, remove it from flame. When it cools down, garnish with pistachio.

23 comments:

Sireesha said...

We also make payasam as prasadam urs look rich and yummmmmmmmmmy...

n33ma said...

I agree with Sireesha the Payesh looks creamy and decadent.

anudivya said...

Your blog looks so pretty! Is that cannoli on the header image? Man! I am drooling over it.

SweetBites said...

luv payasam, urs looks rich, creamy & yummy.

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

This is a very nice recipe. Payasam is every one's fav in my house....

DEESHA said...

looks totally delish

rekhas kitchen said...

ooh looks soooo yummy indra

Purva Desai said...

Payasam looks really rich and tempting...

Adlak's tiny world said...

All yr presentationa are so homely and lovely dear Indra. That too payasam is cho chweeeet....
thanks for visiting my blog and can u pass me the magic lamp. Its so cute my 6 yrs old daughter will love that.

Vaishali said...

Hi Indranee, So wonderful to find your delicious blog, and thanks for visiting mine. I was in Kolkata just this past summer for the first time and it's such an amazing city. I look forward to learning more from you about Bengali food.

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

that's a delicious payasam.. yummyy...thx for visiting my blog.

Harmony said...

hi indranee!how r u!wow i think i can Enjoy rice!am i invited?ha ha..good day!

raaji said...

lovely payas ....love it....
thanks indranee for dropping by....keep blogging......

Kitchen Flavours said...

So simple and so easy to make. Thanks for sharing. I have all the ingredients ready at home. Will try this out.

Sagari said...

payasam looks yummmm

Jaya said...

Payesh looks absolutely divine.
hugs and smiles

Priti said...

Payesh looking delicious....creamy and yummy

Shama Nagarajan said...

FIRST TIME TO UR BLOG.........COOL BLOG....YUMMY RECIPES....HV ADDED U TO MY BLOG

Swati said...

Hi Indranee.. The payesh is delicious...
Have a happy diwali..

Arundhuti said...

hi indranee...so nice to find ur blog....your payesh looks so yummy....and u have a wonderful collection of recipes.....:-)

Sireesha said...

WISHING YOU AND YOUR FAMILY A VERY HAPPY & PROSPEROUS DIWALI Indranee......

Purva Desai said...

Payesh looks rich and simply irresistible...
Wishing u and ur family Happy Diwali..

Lakshmi Venkatesh said...

you have yummy blog and payasam too.