Nei Payasam

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Nei Payasam


Cooking Time

Preparation Time :30 Min

Cook Time : 15 Min

Total Time : 45 Min


Serves : 2
  • 1 cups rice

  • 2 1/2 cups powdered jaggery

  • 3-4 tbsp nova ghee

  • 1 tsp cardamom powder

  • 1/4 cups coconut cut into small pieces


  • Wash rice well
  • Add 3 cups water and cook the rice in pressure cooker for 3 whistles
  • In the meanwhile, heat a heavy bottom vessel, add the powdered jaggery and about ¼ cup of water
  • When the jaggery dissolves completely, strain for impurities and pour it back into the same vessel
  • Let this jaggery syrup boil for a few minutes till the syrup starts thickening
  • Mash the cooked rice and add it to the jaggery syrup
  • Mix well
  • Now keep stirring for few minutes
  • Add about 2 tblsps of ghee
  • Mix well
  • Keep stirring till the Payasam starts leaving the sides of the vessel and reaches a saucy consistency
  • Do not cook for very long as this will become very hard once it cools down
  • In a small frying pan, heat 1 tblsp of ghee, add the chopped coconut pieces and fry till golden brown
  • Add these to the payasam
  • Also add the cardamom powder and mix well
  • Delicious nei payasam is ready to eat