Monday, December 31, 2012

Paal Payasam Recipe - Milk and Rice Kheer Recipe

Paal Payasam Recipe
Paal Payasam is a rich traditional delicacy made with milk and rice.As new year is dawning , want to post this special paal payasam recipe(milk rice pudding).It is one of those recipes which I wanted to post here since long and it has found its way here for new year !! I can even skip my meal to directly dig into this rich and delicious payasam :)

Wishing you all a very happy and prosperous new year 2013!!
Paal Payasam

Paal Payasam Recipe - Ingredients

Preparation Time : 5 mins | Cooking Time : 30 mins | Serves : 2
Recipe Category: Dessert | Recipe Cuisine: South Indian

Basmati Rice - 1/4 cup
Full Cream Boiled Milk - 1 and 1/2 litre ( I used Aavin green)
Sugar - 1/2 cup
Saffron - 3 to 4 strands
Ghee - 2 tsp
Nuts - to garnish(optional)


  1. Roast rice in 1/2 tsp ghee till nice aroma rises(dont change the color of the rice).You can grind the rice coarsely at this stage, its optional(run the mixie just once to break the rice). You can even cook the rice as such like how I did..without mashing if you like the whole grained rice.In a pressure cooker(grease it with 1/2 tsp ghee), add 1 cup of milk to the rice and pressure cook for 2 whistles in medium flame, switch off. Once pressure releases , add milk and switch on the flame again.
    How to make paal payasam - Step1
  2. Then add sugar and stir well and simmer for 5mins. Then mash up the rice with a laddle.
    How to make paal payasam - Step2
  3. Then simmer for 10-15 mins until a thick creamy payasam consistency is reached. Garnish with ghee roasted nuts / saffron.
    How to make paal payasam - Step3
Serve hot or cold as per your preference!
Milk and Rice Kheer Recipe

My Notes:

  • The payasam thickens with time so switch it off accordingly.
  • You can even crush and add saffron at the last stage and give a quick stir.I wanted it milky white for the pics so just garnished while clicking :).
  • You can add cardamom if you prefer.
Easy Paal Payasam

Written by: SHARMILEE J


  1. Very delicious payasam.Advanced new year wishes.

  2. Very delicious payasam.Good start for New year.

  3. good way to end 2012 and start 2013

  4. Wish you and your family a Very Happy New Year, what a lovely way to bring in 2013. The payasam looks delicious and what alovely silver bowl!

  5. very delicious and very festive payasam!!! love the bowl in which you have served it!!!
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  6. This is always my first preference in any occasion. Looks perfect

  7. Happy new year..payasam looks divine..!!

  8. i dont have a pressure cooker which, of course, is very fast, so how about a slow cooker instead ? it wd make the rice and milk creamy as well, dont you think ? cardomon will be my seasoning instead of saffron / okay, i am heading to the kitchen right now !

  9. @Slaterina : I havent used a slow cooker....but sure it will work too and give a creamy payasam...:)

  10. Wonderfully presented.. loved the recipe.. will give a try this weekend

  11. Wish you and ur family a very happy new year...payasam looks awesome ...gr8 way to celebrate with this yummy payasam...

  12. Happy new year! Very simple yet delicious recipe...looks great!

  13. Hi sharmi, Wish u all Happy New year an special wishes to mittu. Payasam is great start for the year.. this is absolutely my fav one.. whenever i am asked for payasam i will opt for this.. looks absolutely yumm.

  14. Happy New year, I adore your clicks, wonderful again.

  15. Looks yummy and inviting. Happy new year...

  16. Yummy and delicious...
    Happy New Year !!!

  17. Wish U n Ur Family a very Happy, Healthy & Prosperous 2013!!
    Rice kheer looks so rich n ur pics!

  18. is it possible to make this without saffron? I couldn't find it in my local store at UK. That is available in some online stores but very expensive. Is it cheap in India?

  19. Saffron is just for flavour. You can skip that and add cardamom powder else just enjoy the full flavour of milk :)

  20. traditional. It sounds like rice porridge.
    Thanks for submitting your photo to DMBLGiT January 2013. Your photo has been added to the gallery. Wishing you good luck !

  21. Do we have to add boiled milk for payasam also? Because you already told in javvarisi payasm if we boil milk for long time it curdles

  22. can we add jaggery syrup instead of sugar

    1. Yews you can but add it after the rice is cooked


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