Pal Payasam / Paal Payasam


1/2 cup payasam rice/ unakkalari/ red rice
4 cups of milk
1 cup of water
3/4-1 cup sugar
3 cardamoms, crushed


  1. In a pressure cooker, add the washed rice, 2 cups of milk, 1 cup of water and sugar and mix well. Close with the lid and keep it in medium flame.
  2. When the steam starts coming out, put the pressure cooker weight and cook for 1 whistle on medium-low flame.
  3. Once the pressure releases, open the cooker and add the remaining 2 cups of milk and simmer for about 20 minutes on low flame ,stirring occasionally till the rice is cooked soft and the payasam get a thick creamy consistency.
  4. Check the sugar and add crushed cardamom and mix well.
  5. Switch off the flame and serve warm / cold…


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