Aug 21, 2011

Oats Payasam / Kheer

Horlicks Oats Paayasam / Kheer (1 st recipe)

A delicious paayasam / kheer, made of Horlicks oats, jaggery, coconut milk, cardamom powder and dry fruits. Basic recipe from Vanitha Magazine August 15 – 31, 2012 !!

Serves: 4 dessert cups

Please use same measuring cup to measure oats, water, jaggery and coconut milk.


1 teaspoon ghee

½ cup / 100 ml Horlicks oats (Indian standard measuring cup of 100 ml / 4 oz capacity)

1 cup / 200 ml water (Indian standard measuring cup of 200 ml / 8 oz capacity)

½ cup / 100 ml melted and sieved jaggery

½ cup / 100 ml thick coconut milk (or ½ - ¾ cup)

2 pinches cardamom powder

Shallow fried cashew nuts and raisins (optional)


Heat ghee in a pan. Add oats and fry on a low heat until fragrant / color changes (approximate frying time 12 – 15 minutes on a medium to low heat. Stir continuously).

Add 1 cup water and cook till done and soft.

Add melted and sieved jaggery. Stir continuously until it melts and well combined with oats and becomes smooth. Switch off the heat.

Now add thick coconut milk. Gently mix till well combined with all the ingredients and light brown color. Sprinkle cardamom powder. Decorate with shallow fried cashew nuts and raisins.

Oats Payasam / Kheer (2 nd recipe)

A very delicious dessert !!!

Cooking time : 35 minutes
Serves : 6 - 8 dessert cups


1 cup (100 g) oats
500 ml boiled milk (do not dilute with water)
3/4 cup sugar (75 - 90g or to taste )
1 tablespoon ghee ( for frying frying cashew nuts and raisins )
1 tablespoon cashew nuts ( split )
1 tablespoon raisins
2 pinches of cardamom powder


Heat 1 tablespoon ghee and separately fry cashew nuts and raisins on a low heat till golden color. Store in an airtight container.

Bring milk to boil in a heavy - bottomed vessel or non - stick saucepan. Add oats, cover with a lid and cook / simmer for 10 - 15 minutes or until done. Stir occasionally.

Add sugar and cook / simmer again for 15 to 20 minutes. Stir occasionally. You can find a reduction in the quantity / oats mixture slightly thickens and a slight change in the color.

Remove from the heat. Keep aside for 15 minutes. Add fried cashew nuts and raisins. Sprinkle cardamom powder. Serve hot or cold.

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