Rice Payasam (Jaggery) Recipe

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Submitted by febinfrancis

Makes 18 servings



This is my mom's recipe for authentic South Indian Jaggery pudding. 'Vellam' is the Tamil word for 'jaggery', while 'payasam' is Tamil for 'pudding'. Jaggery is tan coloured, unrefined sugar, made from the sap of palm trees or sugar cane, and is much more flavourful than granulated sugar. It's often sold in solid cakes, but it should crumble when you squeeze it. Look for it in Indian markets. In this recipe, preferably don't substitute the jaggery with anything else, since the pudding gets most of it's flavour from the jaggery. I've tried this only with jaggery, so I don't know how it would turn out with substitutes.

Recipe Ingredients for Rice Payasam (Jaggery)

1/2 cup uncooked medium grain rice
2 cups water
300 g brown sugar
3 tablespoons butter
1/2 teaspoon cardamom powder
1 teaspoon cashews

Recipe Directions for Rice Payasam (Jaggery)

  1. Add rice and water to a pot on a high flame and bring to a boil.

  2. Lower the flame to low and simmer covered until the rice is cooked, about 15 minutes.

  3. Uncover, add jaggery and 2 1/2 tablespoons of ghee and let the mixture simmer on the low flame, stirring every 2 minutes.

  4. When the mixture starts to thicken to the consistency of pourable custard (about 10 minutes), remove from flame.

  5. Sprinkle cardamom powder over the pudding.

  6. In a small skillet, roast the broken cashewnuts in 1/2 tbsp ghee and pour over the pudding.

  7. Mix well, and serve immediately, or cold, after refrigeration.

Categories

Dessert

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 50.7g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
100
Calories from Fat
18
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
2.0g
3%
Saturated Fat
0.9g
5%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
5mg
2%
Sodium
21mg
1%
Potassium
66mg
2%
Total Carbohydrates
20.4g
7%
Sugars
16.0g
Protein
0.4g
Vitamin A 1% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 2% Iron 3%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
C-
  Good points
  • Low in cholesterol
  • Low in sodium
  •   Bad points
  • Very high in sugar
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