Mulayari Payasam / Bamboo Rice Payasam


1 cup mulayari / bamboo rice
300 gm jaggery
3 cups thin coconut milk
1 cup thick coconut milk
1/2 tsp cardamom powder
3 tbsp sliced coconut
8-10 cashew nuts
10-12 raisins
2 tbsp ghee


  1. Wash and soak the bamboo rice in water for about 8-10 hours or overnight.
  2. Then pressure cook it adding 2-3 cups of water for 5-6 whistles until it turns soft.
  3. In a pan, melt the jaggery on low flame adding 1 cup of water, strain it and keep it aside.
  4. When pressure releases, open the cooker and add the jaggery syrup and mix well.
  5. Add thin coconut milk to this and mix well and cook till the payasam thickens, stirring in between.
  6. Then add the thick coconut milk and cardamom powder and simmer in low flame for 2 minutes.
  7. Heat ghee in a small pan and fry sliced coconut, cashew nuts and raisins till it turns golden brown. Add this to the payasam and mix…Serve warm…

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