Gothambu Payasam / Wheat Payasam

Gothambu Payasam / Wheat Payasam

Gothambu Payasam / Wheat Payasam

Gothambu Payasam / Wheat Payasam

Payasam or kheer is an Indian sweet, made to celebrate a special occasion,or  a festival or you make it at home as a treat ( those who have kids at home would know, what I mean!). Gothambu Payasam / Wheat Payasam is one of the unique payasams Keralites make at home and it’s a healthy sweet dish too.

Broken wheat is slow cooked in water, then melted jaggery is added to sweeten and fried cashew nuts, raisins, coconut chunks and cardamom powder is added to finish. These are many regional varieties of wheat payasam is available in Kerala and the recipe I am going to share with you today is special and it has got coconut chunks added to it. Coconut chunks are fried crispy in butter and it adds a crunchy element to the payasam ( this is what I like best about this payasam, to chew the coconut chunks in between!).

Do try out this Gothambu Payasam / Wheat Payasam Recipe at home and do let me know your feedback in comments section below.

Gothambu Payasam / Wheat Payasam Recipe


  • Broken wheat/ Gothambu nurukku- 150 gms
  • Water – 1 ½ cups
  • Jaggery- 300 gms
  • Ghee – 3 Tsp
  • Coconut chunks (dices)- 2 Tbsp
  • Raisins – 1 Tsp
  • Cashew nuts – 1 Tsp
  • Crushed cardamom – 1 Tsp


  1. Take water in a medium sized pot and bring it to a boil
  2. Add the wheat and cook for about 25 minutes (until soft).
  3. Crush jaggery , combine jaggery and water in a pot. Melt and strain. Keep aside.
  4. Fry the coconut chunks in ghee, remove. Fry cashew nuts and raisins in the ghee. Remove and keep aside.
  5. Add jaggery into the cooked wheat and continue to cook.until you get the desired consistency.
  6. Add fried coconut chunks, cashew nuts, raisins and crushed cardamom and combine.
  7. Cook the payasam to desired consistency and remove from the fire.

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