Saturday, 23 August 2014

Aval Kalkandu Payasam/Rice Flakes & Rock Candy Kheer

Who will say no if you get a new recipe to give a try, eventhough i love making new dishes  which pops up quite often in my small brain,but some new recipes will tempt you to give a try immediately. One among those temptation is this Payasam aka Kheer, i crossed this dish few days back while going through a tamil magazine supplement, the simplicity of this dish caught my eyes and for Janmashtami celebration i prepared this easy breezy kheer for pooja. They came out simply fabulous, rock candy took care of the sweetness in this kheer. You can make this kheer in less than 15minutes if you are using thin rice flakes. Even thick rice flakes works wonder too but it may take bit time to cook when compared to thin flakes. However this kheer is definitely one of the easiest kheer,one can prepared quickly even if you have sudden guests at home.

Aval Kalkandu Payasam, Rice Flakes Rock Candy Kheer, Aval kalkandu Paal payasam

Usually rock candies aka kalkaandus will be grounded before adding into the famous sweet kalkaandu pongal, but in this kheer you can add them directly and cook along with rice flakes and milk mixture. Rock candy or rock sugar is easily available in every Indian stores. South Indians makes sweet pongal, sweet vadais with this rock sugar.If you dont have rock candy, but you would like to make this kheer just replace the rock candy with usual sugar or jaggery syrup and adjust the sweetness.This post goes  for the CC Challenge of the month.

Rock candy Kheer, rice flakes rock candy kheer, aval kalkandu payasam

1/2cup Thin rice flakes
2cups Milk
1/2cup Rock candy/kalkandu
Few cashew nuts
1tbsp Ghee
2nos Green cardamom (crushed)
Chopped pistachios (for topping)

Dry roast the rice flakes in a pan, add the milk, rock candy and cook everything in medium flame.

Once the rice flakes gets thick and the payasam starts slightly thick,put off the stove.

Add the crushed cardamoms,give a stir.

Heat the ghee, fry the cashew until they turns brown, add this fried cashews with the ghee to the payasam.

Serve hot topped with pistachios.

10 comments:

Ree Kasirajh said...

Looks tempting

marudhus kitchen said...

I can feel as though am tasting it!! just by seeing ur clicks....yummy

beena stephen said...

Love it . yummy dessert

Malini Mahendra said...

Looks yummy ...

Shobha Kamath said...

Easy and tasty Payasam !

Veena Theagarajan said...

very tempting.. I will not have any problem in finishing this

Archana Potdar said...

Wow looks yum.

Chef Mireille said...

delicious looking kheer

Srivalli said...

I love kalkandu and this is a great way to use it...

Usha said...

Nice way to use rock candy in cooking. Looks delicious !!