Measure and take kerala matta rice.
Pulse it few times to get coarse mixture.
Rinse it well using a fine holed strainer.Set aside.
Boil milk and simmer for 5 mins.
Now add matta rice mixture.
Mix it well.
Cook until rice turns soft it may take some time.
Cook in low flame and keep stirring.
Mash it to check, when pressed should be easily mashable then its done.
Add sugar only after rice is cooked soft.Mix well.
Scrap milk solids at the sides into the payasam.This makes the payasam more creamy.
Finally add a pinch of salt to lift the sweetness and cardamom powder.
Looks thick and creamy, this is the consistency we want.
Switch off at this stage as it may turn thick after some time so switch off accordingly.