Wheat payasam with banana

Happy Onam friends and thanks for the support and comments on my blog. Leaving you with a sweet dish before I go on a break. I thought of adding some banana to my payasam just on a whim and it actually turned out to be a wonderful idea. Here goes the recipe.



1 cup broken wheat/ daalia

21/2 cups water

1 ripe banana

11/2 cups third coconut milk

11/2 cups second milk

1 cup thick coconut milk


1/2 teaspoon ginger powder, cardamom powder

2 Tb coconut slices, cashews and raisins each

Pressure cook wheat with the water for 10 minutes

Fry the  banana in some ghee.

Fry the coconut pieces, cashews and raisins in ghee and keep.

Boil the jaggery or brown sugar syrup to the cooked wheat and a tablespoon ghee and bring to boil. Now add 11/2 cups thin coconut milk. Boil for 10 minutes then add 11/2 cups slightly richer coconut milk. Boil for 5-7 minutes. Add the banana and cardamom powder, ginger powder and 1 cup of thick coconut milk. Bring to boil and remove.

I used coconut milk powder to make the milk. More milk powder to make thicker milk and so on. For thick milk I used 4 heaped Tb powder.

Serves 6-8


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