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Churakka Payasam

Churakka Payasam

Cooking Time

Preparation Time : 10

Cook Time : 30

Total Time : 40

Ingredients

Serves 2

  • Bottle gourd - 1 cup grated

  • Milk - 2 1/2 cup

  • Sugar - 1/4 cup or as needed

  • Cashew nuts - 6-7

  • Almonds - 8-10 toasted

  • Cardamom powder - 1/4 tsp

  • Saffron strands - 4-5

  • Ghee/clarified butter - 3 tsp

Directions

  • 01

    Peel the skin of churakka and discard the seed.let it sit for 10 min

  • 02

    squeeze out all the water from the bottle gourd and keep it aside

  • 03

    Toast almonds and sliver it

  • 04

    Soak saffron strands in 2 tbsp warm milk

  • 05

    Heat 2 tsp of ghee and saute the bottle gourd for 4 minutes on medium heat stirring continuously

  • 06

    Add milk and cook on medium heat,

  • 07

    stirring from time to time until the milk reduces and thickens a little

  • 08

    Once the milk reduces, add saffron, cardamom powder and sugar

  • 09

    Stir until sugar dissolves

  • 10

    add cashew nuts and slivered almonds

  • 11

    Remove from heat

  • 12

    Payasam ready

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