East Indian Farina Hot Cereal (Payasam)

East Indian Farina Hot Cereal (Payasam) created by loof751

Adapted from Laurel's Kitchen vegetarian cookbook-the first vegetarian cookbook I ever bought. The original recipes uses brown rice cereal, which is equally good! I've made this many, many times for breakfast. My payasam I prefer on the thick side, so feel free to add more milk or less cereal. Comforting and delicious on a cold winter day.

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10mins
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ingredients

  • 1 cup whole milk or 1 cup rice milk
  • 13 cup farina (farina is also known as Cream of Wheat) or 1/3 cup brown rice meal (farina is also known as Cream of Wheat)
  • 14 teaspoon salt
  • 1 12 tablespoons butter (NOT margarine)
  • 14 teaspoon ground cardamom, to taste
  • 12 tablespoon unbleached cane sugar, to taste
  • 2 tablespoons raw pistachios, pieces chopped or 2 tablespoons raw almonds, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons raisins

directions

  • In saucepan bring milk to almost boil and stir in the cereal using a fork to break up the clumps. Stir in the salt.
  • Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 5 minutes for farina, 10 minutes for rice meal.
  • In a small saute pan, melt the butter on medium heat and add the cardamon, cane sugar and raw nuts. Toast for about 2 minutes, being careful not to burn.
  • Add the raisins to the butter mixture and heat through.
  • Once the hot cereal is cooked, stir the cardamom/nut mixture into the cereal.
  • Serve piping hot. Mmmm!
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"Adapted from Laurel's Kitchen vegetarian cookbook-the first vegetarian cookbook I ever bought. The original recipes uses brown rice cereal, which is equally good! I've made this many, many times for breakfast. My payasam I prefer on the thick side, so feel free to add more milk or less cereal. Comforting and delicious on a cold winter day."

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  1. breezermom
    I love a hot breakfast cereal, and this was really delicious. I used a bit less nuts, but increased the raisins a bit. Made for ZWT8. Thanks for sharing!
  2. Dienia B.
    i used rice milk and it was very good used cardamom and cinnamon i loved the topping . it really bumps it up a notch zaar world tour 8 make this one
  3. loof751
    East Indian Farina Hot Cereal (Payasam) Created by loof751
  4. loof751
    This is a delicious breakfast cereal! I used less nuts and raisins and loved them toasted that way, sweet and spicy and buttery. Really enjoyed this - thanks for sharing the recipe! Made for ZWT8, Chefs gone WILD!
  5. CJAY8248
    I made this as written but omitted the nuts. I really enjoyed how the spice and raisins perked up the cereal. Definitely a keeper! Thanks for sharing. Made for ZWT 8.
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