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Kavuni arisi paysam recipe

Kavuni arisi paysam recipe a special kheer made using black rice
Prep Time5 hrs
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time5 hrs 20 mins
AuthorSharmilee J


  • 1/4 cup kavuni rice black rice
  • 1 + 1/2 cup water
  • 2 and 1/2 + 1/2 cups milk
  • 1/2 cup cane sugar
  • 1/4 tsp cardamom powder optional


  • Soak rice in 1 cup water for 4-5 hrs.Drain water and reserve the water, set aside.
  • Now transfer the rice to a mixer jar add half of soaked water to it and grind it to a coarse mixture.Set aside.Boil 2 and 1/2 cups milk.
  • Simmer for 2 mins.Add the rice mixture, mix well without forming any lumps.
  • Rinse the mixie with 1/2 cup water and add it.Add reserved soaked water too mix it well.
  • Cook until rice is soft and cooked completely.Add sugar,cardamom powder and mix well.
  • The consistency should be creamy not too thick.Add 1/2 cup milk to adjust consistency.
  • Mix well, let it boil for 2 mins then switch off.


  • Add sugar only after rice is cooked.
  • Always reserve little milk to be added at the end as the payasam thickens.Adjust consistency by adding milk at the last stage as the payasam thickens with time.
  • Add cardamom flavour if you like but the flavour of kavuni rice is special in this payasam and needs no enhanced flavours at all.
  • Soaking for 4 - 5 hrs is a must.
  • There is no need for any garnishings and I would suggest to have it as such.But if you prefer fry cashews in ghee and add it.
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