Onam Special Broken Wheat Payasam | Onam Sadya Sweet


Onam Special Broken Wheat Payasam is a traditional styled tasty dessert prepared by simmering cooked broken wheat in jaggery syrup and finally garnished with nuts and raisins. Today we are here to look at an Onam Sadya Sweet, a very special dessert different from the usual payasam/kheer dishes and keeping in mind the upcoming ‘Onam’ celebration. Yes a little different payasam from the regular semiya, paal, sago or aval payasam which is usually enjoyed for festive occasions. Desserts are usually relished after a grand meal or sadhya. This Broken Wheat Payasam is unique and special, a new and healthy alternative to the usual payasam dishes. I had known broken wheat kanji and upma but was completely ignorant of this dessert until i saw it in a Onam sadhya menu. This is how I started experimenting Onam Special Broken Wheat Payasam in my kitchen and it was a grand success. I loved adding fried coconut pieces that adds a good crunch while relishing the dessert.

This is an Onam Sadya Sweet that you should not miss. This is simple, tasty and perhaps one of the easiest payasam dishes that doesn’t require extraction of coconut milk and other tedious procedures. This dessert serves the perfect treat for Onam celebration. I love that the dessert is being prepared with traditional and real ingredients that aids in bringing out that authentic taste and flavor. This is a healthy and nutritious dessert too. It is a fact that we all love sweet treats. No need to get nervous when guests are arriving your abode. You can plan your parties with a bold spirit and make your gatherings special. Onam Special Broken Wheat Payasam is recommended for this upcoming harvest festival and do not forget to send me feedback. You can explore a well detailed recipe here.

Onam Special Broken Wheat Payasam | Onam Sadhya Sweet

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Course Dessert, payasam
Cuisine Kerala
Servings 4 People



  • Wash the broken wheat and sago seed three times. Pressure cook it by adding salt and water as required.
  • Melt Jaggery by adding half cup water and pour it trough a sieve into the cooked broken wheat and sago. Mix well.
  • Pour the milk and add cardamom powder. Mix well and make sure that there are no lumps.
  • Bring it to boil. Add more hot water only if required to maintain the correct consistency. When it starts to boil, remove it from the flame.
  • Finally, heat ghee in a pan and fry coconut pieces till golden brown in colour, Then add cashew nuts and raisins.Turn off the flame.
  • Pour it over the payasam.
  • Tasty and delicious Onam Special Broken Wheat Payasam is ready now.


You can visit this link Sadhya Special Paal Payasam. You can also visit this link Ambalapuzha Paal Payasam.
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