Tender Coconut Payasam
Tender Coconut Payasam is a delicious recipe with tender coconut pieces. Tender coconut is cooked with milk and sugar is added at a later stage. It is then flavored with nutmeg powder and cardamom.
Servings Prep Time
4people 20minutes
Servings Prep Time
4people 20minutes
  • Tender coconut(scraped from shell and cut into small pieces) – 2cups
  • Cow’s milk 1litre
  • Sugar 1cup
  • Cardamom powder(Elakka) – 1/2tsp
  • Nutmeg powder(Jathikka) – 1/2tsp
  • Cornflour 2tbsp
  • Cashew nuts – 20g
  • Raisins(Unakka munthiri) – 20g
  • Ghee 1tbsp
  1. For preparing tender coconut payasam, cook the coconut pieces in 1/2 cup water.
  2. When cooked, add milk to the coconut pieces and bring to boil.(Leave about 5 tbsp of milk for later use)
  3. Add sugar and wait for it to thicken a bit.
  4. Heat ghee in a pan, fry the nuts and raisins and pour into milk mixture.
  5. Take the 5 tbsp milk and mix cornflour in it. Pour into the milk mixture.
  6. Wait for it to boil and thicken. Remove from flame.
  7. Tender coconut payasam recipe is ready.