Sunday, January 13, 2013

Macaroni Payasam

 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
                                three times)
  1st thick milk     1 cup
  2nd thin milk     2 cups
  3rd extraction    1 1/2 cup
5.Cardamom        4
   Sugar                1/2 tsp
(Powder this together and keep aside)

6.Ghee               2 tsp
   Cashew nuts     8-10 pieces
   Raisins              few(optional)

 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.    



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