Easy to cook / Simple Ingredients / Can be served as a dessert
- 6 cups milk
- 1 cup basmati rice
- ½ cup sugar
- 1 handful cashew nuts
- 1 handful raisins
- 2 pinches of cardamom powder
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
Kheer Payasam is a community recipe submitted by Jo and has not been tested by Nigella.com so we are not able to answer questions regarding this recipe.
Kheer / payasam tend to become thicker in consistency after removed from heat - so always switch off the fire after the rice is cooked but well before it reaches the required consistency. Add more boiled milk if it gets too thick. The correct consistency is when it runs down the spoon easily. The rice in payasam can be replaced with many other items - try vermicelli (fried separately in ghee and added to milk) for another variation. When cooked with vermicelli, the payasam should be very loose - u should be able to drink it from a mug without using a spoon.