Rice Kheer | Annam payasam ~ Festival Foods

Annam Payasam

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For today’s special Festival food it’s again a Payasam. This is almost like the Kesar di Kheer that I had already posted. That was a rich rice pudding made with rice, milk and condensed milk. Today’s payasam or Kheer is a milder, simple yet delicious rice kheer. We normally make this for a quick prasadam during festival time.
We make this payasam during festivals like Navaratri, other smaller festivals. Amma had made this on Akshaya Tritiya, and it really made the day very special.
The weekend passed away quickly, and we started yet another week of school and work.


Rice Kheer
Rice Kheer

Payasams are wonderful, as long as I remember amma used to make different varieties of payasams every Saturday. Special ones get made during festival times. Surprisingly my kids don’t like sweets much and that’s one reason why I don’t make much sweets. Else I end up being the sole person to eat all that.

Rice Payasam

Ingredients Needed:

Cooked Rice – 1 cup
Boiled Milk – 2 Cups
Cashews and Raisins – handful
Ghee for roasting
Sugar – 3/4 cup
Cardamom powder a pinch

How to make the Rice Payasam.

Wash and cook the rice, keep it aside.

Boil the milk and add the sugar.

Once it melts, add the cooked rice and pressure cook for 1 whistle.

Roast the nuts in a pan. Once the pressure falls, add the roasted nuts and cardamom powder

Serve hot.

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Rice Kheer | Annam payasam ~ Festival Foods

Cuisine Andhra Pradesh
Occasion Diwali, Festival Meal
Author Srivalli
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  1. ohhh…thats sad, that you dont have much company with regular sweets…we sacrifice so many dishes that we like becoz there is no majority to eat it at home…:)…even that feels good some how…this is a nice and simple recipe for people like me who are not pros in payasams

  2. Same here Valli, even my kids don't like sweets much and I end up having most of the sweets I make so I rarely make them. The payasam is my favorite…awesome.

  3. I am the one who finishes off all the sweets in my place :D. Its surprising how your kids are not interested in sweets (excepting chocolate, of course!)

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