Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Gova Kanya Paysu ~ Cracked Wheat Payasam

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I am not a big Payasam fan.Yes,I do slurp down the last bit of Paalada from my glass[or the banana leaf in which it is served] and I love amma's Paal payasam,but I actually do not crave for it enough to make it myself.I have not made Payasams that often too.Earlier,the only dessert option for me when we had guests over was Ice-cream or Payasam and I did my share of Semiya Payasams and Instant mix ones.Of course,now I show off my baking skills when it comes to desserts!


Being in Chennai,I miss all those once-a-week-at-least-weddings that happen in Ernakulam.Or the friendly neighbour who makes Payasam because her son got a job/his wife had a kid/or the kid is celebrating her birthday.Very often,when Amma talks about these things,I feel home-sick.It was during such a phone-call with amma that I decided to make this payasam.Amma makes it often at home and it is a favorite with all of us.It made me happy,temporarily at least!!


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Gova Kanya Paysu ~ Cracked Wheat Payasam
Recipe source - Amma


Ingredients


Cracked wheat - 1/4 cup
Milk - 5 cups
Sugar - 1/2 cup
Cardamom powder - 1/2 tsp
Saffron strands - a few,soaked in warm milk
Nuts - to garnish


Method


In a thick bottom kadai add milk and let it come to a boil.
Mix in the cracked wheat and let it cook till soft[about 25-30 minutes].
Add the sugar and let it cook for another 5-7 minutes.
Mix in the cardamom powder and saffron strands.Garnish with nuts
Serve warm or chilled.

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Notes

  • Depending on the cracked wheat,you may require less/more milk.I started with 3 cups milk and added more as the payasam started drying up.
  • You could also cook the cracked wheat in water first and then add milk and sugar.
  • This Payasam tastes best served warm,but if you like,it can be served chilled too.We had it both ways and loved each version.
On a different note,this recipe is featured in the HomeAway.co.uk Travel Cookbook'.


26 comments :

  1. Nice presentation and yummy looking payasam

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  2. Drool-worthy pictures and a delectable kheer!

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  3. Hey Divya,

    Cracked wheat payasam is quite new to me. Lovely clicks. Paysu is making me drool.

    Regards,
    Seema
    amchi-bong-konnexion.blogspot.com
    seemabbas.blogspot.com

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  4. Yummmmmm! We make a cracked wheat payasam too. Im sure you've heard of Godhi pradaman. I love it! Im sure this tastes great too. For starts, seems a whole lot easier to make :)

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  5. Never tasted this wheat payasam, simply gorgeous presentation!

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  6. Looks delicious and lovely pics

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  7. Never have made payasam with cracked wheat,a must try I think,looks delicious!

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  8. Lovely payasa...payasa is easy to make n good 2 eat...looks yumm

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  9. Oh how gorgeous! Makes me want to dive right into that bowl! I make a rice payasam in a similar manner. Must try with broken wheat too and also have a feeling brown rice will be good too! Great quick and easy comforting dessert that is yet sophisticated :)

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  10. I like the name of this dessert, Divya! Looks lovely.

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  11. I have heard a lot about wheat payasam, but never tried that. Clicks are excellent.

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  12. O M G please let me have the entire bowl since the payasam is so delicious and tempting.

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  13. Nice pics...the payasam looks so good...drooling!!

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  14. That looks delicious. I'm even lesxs of a payasam fan, but I'd gladly take a few bols of this :)

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  15. nice presentation dear...payasam sounds healthy n delicious...

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  16. Ummm, if you are in that situation being in Chennai, imagine how I must be feeling! :(

    Payasam looks great! I love payasams :)

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  17. Payasam looks absolutely wonderful,soo creamy and delectable..

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  18. OMG what an awesome color. lovely clicks.

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  19. I know how getting homesick feels! Payasam looks lovely in that bowl Divya.

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  20. Lovely! Payasam looks so delicious! Love the presentation!

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  24. mmm, the pic makes it seem even more yummy :) i have cracked wheat in my pantry, how about if i use jaggery/molasses? have u tried it that way anytime? i am curious how it wud turn out, do u know if your mom tried it with jaggery? maybe i will try making it and let u know :)....again love the pic ! the background color of the table (?) gives it a royal touch :)

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