Ambalapuzha Palpayasam


ambalapuzha paal payasam

Ambalapuzha Paal Payasam

Ambalapuzha Paal Payasam is a delicious dessert in Kerala cuisine made with preferably Chemba rice and milk. The rich and creamy dessert is very appealing and flavorful. The name ‘Ambalapuzha Paal Payasam’ is associated with a legend relating to the Ambalapuzha Sri Krishna Temple in Alappuzha district. This dessert is usually prepared on special festive occasions like Vishu and Onam. The creamy, thick payasam tastes great and heavenly. The dish can be served warm or can be refrigerated for those who prefer so. We have included a simplified version of the dish which is very easy to prepare unlike other desserts. This is a nutritious dish having all the nutritive factors of rice and milk. This is one of the simplest and easiest of desserts that can be prepared in a jiffy when unexpected guests arrive. Enjoy the dish, a favorite with all especially kids. Even a beginner and bachelors can try the dish with confidence.
Prep Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Cuisine Kerala
Servings 6 people


  • 4 glasses Milk
  • 1 glass Sugar
  • Rice A handful, preferably Chemba Pachari


  • For preparing the delicious dish, first wash and dry the rice thoroughly.
  • Put all the contents together in a pressure cooker, close the lid without weight on and put on high flame.
  • Wait till steam comes, then put on the weight and simmer the flame.
  • Simmer it for sharp 30 minutes.
  • :- You dont have to worry about the number of whistles.
  • Switch off the gas after 30 minutes and wait for the pressure to relieve, which might take some time.
  • :- Delicious palpayasam is ready to be served. Kids love the flavor of the payasam and it is very nutritious for growing up kids who hesitate to consume milk.
  • :- This payasam does not need any garnishing with nuts or cardamom and tastes best when chilled.


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Response (2)
  1. S
    Sindhu India October 25, 2020

    This is super delicious, but how much is 2 glass milk?

    1. a
      aleyk October 29, 2020

      Two standard glasses of milk will weigh approximately half a litre.

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