mulayari payasam

mulayari payasam

Mulayari or Bamboo rice Paysam

Mulayari or bamboo rice is one of the nature’s hidden treasures  and the payasam made out of bamboo seeds  is a very special payasam from Kerala.With a wheat like texture, this creamy and rich sweet delicacy is good for health too. A rich source of fiber and protein . One bowl of mulayari payasam can go a long way to satisfy sweet cravings.

Ingredients

  • Bamboo rice or mulayari – 150 gms
  • Jaggery – 400 gms
  • Coconut milk – 2 cups
  • Coconut cubes – 2 Tbsp
  • Cumin powder – one pinch
  • Cashew nuts – 1 Tbsp
  • Cardamom powder – 1/2 Tsp
  • Ghee – 1 Tbsp

  1. Wash the bamboo rice thoroughly for 3-4 times in cold water and keep it aside.
  2. Boil crushed jaggery along with enough water, until the jaggery is completely dissolved. Filter to remove impurities and set aside.
  3. Heat 2 tablespoon ghee in a pan, add in the coconut slices and fry until light golden in color on low heat. Transfer to a bowl and set aside.
  4. Add cashew nuts in the same pan and fry until light golden in color. Transfer to a bowl and set aside.
  5. Place a heavy bottomed pan on medium heat. Pour third coconut milk(8 cups) and let it boil.
  6. When it starts to boil, add the washed bamboo rice and cook till the rice is ¾ cooked. If it is not cooked well, add sufficient water and cook again. Stir occasionally.
  7. Then add in the melted jaggery and second coconut milk(4 cups). Mix well and cook until the payasam is thick. Stir occasionally.
  8. Now add in the dried ginger powder, cardamom powder and mix well.
  9. Then add in the first coconut milk, fried cashew nuts, coconut slices, ¼ cup of ghee and mix well.
  10. Cook until the payasam is semi-thick on a medium flame for about 5-8 minutes. Stir continuously.
  11. Remove from heat and serve warm.
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