Friday, August 14, 2015

Gothambu Payasam (Broken Wheat Payasam) | Onam Recipes

Broken Wheat Payasam

Gothambu Payasam is one of the special payasam recipes that we can make for Onam.I have just started to post Onam Recipes, not much of recipes this year as I have posted most of them just few of the missed recipes.I haven't experimented much with broken wheat, I make upma or kanji with it but never knew a payasam can be made with broken wheat  until I saw it in a Onam Sadya Menu.I love the addition of coconut pieces in this payasam which adds a good amount of crunch while eating, so don't miss to add it.

Broken Wheat Payasam

Broken Wheat Payasam

Preparation Time:10 mins | Processing Time : 20 mins | Serves:2
Recipe Category: Sweet | Recipe Cuisine: Indian

Broken Wheat - 1/2 cup
Jaggery - 1/2 cup
Milk - 1 cup
Thick Coconut Milk - 1/3 cup
Ghee - 2 tsp
Water - 2 cups
Cardamom powder - 1/4 tsp
Coconut pieces - 1 tbsp
Cashews - 4 whole broken


  1. Measure broken wheat, take a pressure cooker heat ghee and add broken wheat and roast for 3-5 mins.Add 2 cups of water and pressure cook for 4-5 whistles in low medium flame.
    How to make Jaggery Syrup
  2. Once pressure releases fluff it up and set aside.Heat jaggery syrup, add cooked broken wheat and let it simmer.
    How to make Gothambu Payasam - Step1
  3. First it will look seperated.Slowly it will mush up and blend well with jaggery syrup.Keep the flame in lowest flame possible and add milk.Keep stirring.Let it cook for another 8-10mins in low flame.
    How to make Gothambu Payasam - Step2
  4. Finally add coconut milk, ghee when it starts to boil switch off immediately.In a tadka pan add coconut pieces and fry till golden brown.
    How to make Gothambu Payasam - Step3
  5. Then fry cashews till golden and add both fried coconut and cashews to the payasam and mix well.
    How to make Gothambu Payasam - Step4
Serve hot / warm!
Broken Wheat Payasam

My Notes:

  • Cook broken wheat until soft but not too mushy as we are cooking it again for sometime in milk and jaggery.
  • You can even try this payasam with wheat rava.
  • When milk is added to hot jaggery syrup there are chances for curdling so keep the flame in low then add milk.
  • Adding coconut milk is not must but sure adds great flavour to the payasam.
  • You can even add ghee fried raisins to the payasam.
Broken Wheat Payasam

Written by: SHARMILEE J


  1. I love dis payasam
    My mom adds dry ginger powder and roasted cumin powder along with cardamom

  2. Made the was loved by everyone at home. Thank you.


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