I usually prepare payasam with vermicelli and white sugar. Then it's all changed once my neighbour gave me this broken wheat paysam on vishu. I just fell in love with that. It's a low calorie dessert / low fat dessert because this paysam is made up of jaggery and not the white sugar. And also you all know broken wheat is an excellent source of fibre. This Indian kheer is easy to prepare and also a very healthy dessert. Go ahead, prepare and enjoy this low calorie Indian dessert for this festive season. Wishing you all a very Happy Pooja Holidays and Happy Diwali.
- 1/2 cup Broken wheat / Dalia / Bulgar Wheat / Lapsi
- 3/4 or 1 cup of Jaggery
- 1 tbsp bite size Coconut pieces
- 1 cup Milk
- 1/2 tbsp each Cardamom, Raisins, Cashew nuts
- 2 tbsp Ghee/ Clarified Butter
1. Wash and soak the broken wheat for half an hour.
2. Pressure cook the broken wheat with 1 1/2 cups of water for 5 to 7 whistles.
3. When the pressure is released completely, open the cooker and add the jaggery and mix well.
4. Stir continuously until the jaggery is melted and combined.
5. Add the milk and give a good stir and switch off the flame.
6. Heat ghee in a small frying pan and add the coconut pieces and then cashew nuts, raisins and cardamom and fry it.
7. Serve immediately.
- As payasam tends to thicken as it cools you have to serve it immediately. Suppose if it cools down or if you want it to serve later, add the warm milk before serving.
- You can either decrease or increase the amount of dried fruits to be added.
- Before adding the jaggery, make sure the broken wheat is completely cooked. Once you add in the jaggery it will not cook.
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