Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Rice kheer / Arisi Payasam | Gokulashtami Recipes

Rice kheer or phirni is a popular Indian festive sweet... It take many forms across the country and each state has it own way of making it. It is very rich and is usually served as an after-meal dessert or as an offering to God on special occasions or festivals. It is made by stewing ground rice in milk till cooked and thickened. The outcome is a rich, delicious and creamy dessert. You can add any flavors like mango pulp, saffron, badam paste or rose syrup but what I have here is the basic recipe with no added flavorings .

Rice kernels cooked in milk, reduced and sweetened with condensed milk

I generally make semiya payasam for any festivals or occasions but then for this Gokulashtami wanted to make something different and special at the same time easy to prepare. I stumbled upon this recipe at Rak's kitchen. I made my own changes to the recipe and hence I can say that this is minimally adapted from her blog with added elements from my side. She calls for pressure cooker method but I simply boiled till the rice cooked. Also I didn't have basmati rice at hand and hence I replaced it with raw rice. Am not sure of the taste differences that this alteration will make as I haven't tried the kheer with basmati.

The payasam was not overly sweet and had a creamy texture. My MIL for whom I sent a cup of the payasam, called me up and praised me on how delicious the kheer was ~ an act she doesn't do easily and a praise that I have got for the first time in all three years of marriage. :)

~*What U Need*~
Milk - 3 cups
Raw rice - 2 tbsp
Ghee - 1 tbsp
Cashews - 1 tbsp, broken
Raisins - 1 tbsp, broken
Condensed milk - 1/4 cup
Cardamom powder - a big pinch
Pachai karpooram - a pinch
Grated coconut - 1 tbsp

How I Made it:
Heat ghee in a pan, roast the cashew and raisins and set aside. In the same pan, roast rice and break it into a corase powder by giving few pulses in the mixie.

Heat ghee, roast the coconut. Now add in the milk and bring to boil. Add the powdered rice kernels and cook till soft. By the time the rice cooks, the mixture would have reduced by quantity.

Once done, add the condensed milk and mix well. You will get a thick consistency. Add the cardamom powder and pachai karpooram and mix well.

Serve warm or chilled!!!

So thats it Folks...
With Love,

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  1. Wow nice n definitely aromatic:) I liked ur blog design very much n epically the well organised recipe index...can u pls share it h w to do.. On sirisfood@gmail.com if you don't mind pls :)

  2. Delicious phirini Vimithaa, looks perfect.

  3. Very yumm & delicious payasam,love to have it:-)
    Happy Independence day!!

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  4. Simply Mouthwatering Kheer. Loved the look of it.
    Happy Independence day in advance.

  5. Nice blog Thanks for leaving comments in my blog ..: )
    if possible plz join..also
    your kheer is mouthwatering ..one of my favourite also..
    looks delicious !! join u :)

  6. Rich n creamy kheer...looks very delicious!!

  7. nice one...i was waiting for your recipes..

  8. wow delicious payasam,love to have it rite now:)

  9. Looks yum!

  10. Your arisi payasam is simply tempting and yummy Vimitha..

  11. yummmmmmmm!! craving for this now!!....my favourite!

  12. This one is made at home often ... its delicious.
    Happy Independence Day!

  13. Good presentation vimitha! Delicious kheer

  14. Creamy & delicious....
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

  15. I was just thinking of making kheer and then I see it here :)

  16. Yummy kheer & I'm just drooling it...

  17. Love rice puding...In Bosnia, we have it thick and with a dash of cinnamon!

  18. Hello Vimitha, it is my first visit here, and i love your tag line: ''Vegetables are a must on a diet. I suggest Carrot Cake, Zucchini bread and Pumpkin pie...'' :) i love payasams and will be making a semiya payasam for onam! yay! :)

  19. i love rice kheer more than any other variety :)

  20. lovely kheer.. looks very tempting..

  21. That looks SOOOOO tasty! This is my most fav. kind of payasam!

  22. Nice phirni. Your step by step clicks are very helpful.
    Thank you so much for stopping by my place. Happy to follow you back.

  23. Rice kheer looks very creamy and delicious..

  24. I love rice kheer..with nuts and dried fruits added it heaven in a bowl!


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