Sadya Special Paal Payasam | Unakkalari Payasam


Sadya Special Paal Payasam is just like our usual Paal Payasam but prepared with ‘Unakkalari’, Kerala raw rice. Usually the traditional dish doesn’t require any garnishing at all which is the specialty of the dessert, but I have incorporated a little garnishing with raisins and cashews here. Sadya Special Paal Payasam tastes awesome with the full flavor of milk and rice. The sweet ending to any lunch is not complete without a Payasam dessert. This is a very old fashioned recipe and one of the simplest ones you will ever come across. Here is how to do paal payasam in the most simplest way. It is pressure cooking that works wonders saving your precious time and effort. And this is the uniqueness of Unakkalari Payasam, the best flavorful payasam that can be prepared in minutes. When unexpected guests arrive, you can entertain them with Sadya Special Paal Payasam. No need to panic and you can be rest assured that you are entertaining your guests with something that you will be well appreciated.

Sadya Special Paal Payasam requires exact addition of ingredients specified in the recipe. Lowering the milk makes the dessert thick and you will lose the smooth, creamy and flowy texture. This is a healthy, wholesome and nutritious dessert. Kids love the healthy dessert and school going kids can relish the dessert for evenings. The ghee fried cashews and raisins adds a little crunch and more taste and flavor to Unakkalari Payasam. Working mothers and bachelors find the dessert quite useful that fits well in their busy schedule. Even new comers can boldly try the never fail dessert. You can explore aa well detailed Unakkalari Payasam recipe here that can be easily prepared at home. Enjoy the delicious dessert with your family for weekends when your family is at home.

Sadya Special Paal Payasam | Unakkalari Payasam

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Cuisine Kerala
Servings 4 People



  • Soak rice for 20 minutes. Then wash it well.
  • Take a wide and deep bottomed heavy pan or a pressure cooker. Add in the water, rice, sugar, cardamom powder, and the milk. Let it pressure cook on medium flame for two whistles.
  • Then switch off the gas and let it cool. After cooling down open the cooker and add a pinch of salt. Mix well.
  • Heat ghee in a pan and fry cashew and raisins in it and pour it over the payasam.
  • So easy and tasty milk payasam is ready now.


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