Milk and rice dessert
Prep Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Cuisine North Indian
Servings 6 people


  • 1 Litre Milk
  • Rice One fist
  • 1 tsp Ghee
  • 200 g Sugar
  • Green Cardamom few grains of one whole
  • Kesar strands Few
  • Cashew nuts, Raisins, Pista, Almonds As reqd


  • Soak the rice in water for about one hour and crush it with hands later.
  • Boil 1 litre of milk with cardamom grains in it on slow flame for about 45 minutes to 1 hour. It should reduce to 3/4 of its measure.
  • Now add the crushed rice (grains) and boil till the rice grains become cooked and the measure of payasam reduces to half.
  • Add sugar and let it boil more. Add kesar strands.
  • Garnish it with cashew, raisins and almonds fried in ghee. Don`t fry pista. Let it simmer for another 5 minutes. Take off the gas stove.
  • Best served cold.
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