2 Reviews

I was fasting all through today and I made this for evening prayers as 'prasad' and then broke my fast with it. I liked it even though I had halved the recipe and used 1 whole cup of water to cook the rice. Unfortunately, the 1/4 cup rice I used did not cook sufficiently in 1 cup of water. I was helpless as I was fasting and I couldn't taste the rice to check if it was cooked or not. I proceeded with adding the jaggery and with the remaining steps. Made the payasam and served it as prasad to everyone. Only when I tasted it did I realise that I hadn't cooked the rice perfectly. The pudding is tasty even though the rice is 3/4th cooked. I like it, honestly. However, mom and dad didn't like it, because of the rice not being completely cooked. I'm going to add some water and cook the completed payasam in a while on the stove, and, I'll probably review once again if I manage to make it a success. But I must tell you that as a prasad, after my 'Sinful and heavenly divine semolina halwa', this is really good, IMO.

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Charishma_Ramchandani December 20, 2002
Indian Jaggery Rice Pudding (Vellam Payasam)