Hi friends...May the year 2013 bring love,peace,prosperity, good health and all good things in every ones life...
Took a short break from blogging because we had gone to India (November end) and came back only a few days back.Thought to post from there too but.. being with family specially with my sisters and other relatives after a long, I was too busy...
Coming to the recipe ,let me welcome the year 2013 with something sweet,a payasam.The main ingredient of this payasam is macaroni.
1.Macaroni 200 gms (small size)
Water 3 cups
Sugar 1 1/2 tbsp
2.Jaggery 350 gms
Water 1/2 cup
3. Ghee 1 tbsp
4.Coconut milk (use 1 big coconut to extract milk
1st thick milk 1 cup
2nd thin milk 2 cups
3rd extraction 1 1/2 cup
Sugar 1/2 tsp
(Powder this together and keep aside)
6.Ghee 2 tsp
Cashew nuts 8-10 pieces
Method of cooking
-Heat a vessel with 3 cups of water.When the water boils add macaroni and boil for 2 minutes,add 1 1/2 tbsp sugar.Cover it with a lid and off the flame.Keep this covered for 10 minutes.After 10 minutes strain the water and keep the macaroni aside.
-Add 1/2 cup water to jaggery,heat and melt it on medium flame.Stir well till the jaggery melts completely,strain this and keep aside.
-Heat ghee in a non-stick pan and add the macaroni along with the third coconut milk.Stir for sometime and add the jaggery syrup.
-Cook this for some time till everything mixes well. Now add the 2nd coconut milk and cook till this gets a little thick consistency stirring in between.
-Now add the cardamom powder and the 1st thick coconut milk, stir and off the flame.
-Heat ghee in a pan and fry the nuts and raisins.Add this to the payasam.
-Serve after sometime.