Sep 15, 2015

Sarkkara Payasam / Godu Paysu / Kut Paysu

Sarkkara Payasam - A delicious sweet in Konkani /Saraswat Cuisine  !!!

Serves: 4 small serving cups / katori / small bowl


1 tablespoon ghee

5 - 6 tablespoons  (or to taste) melted and sieved jaggery ( or organic jaggery )

1 tablespoon cashew nuts ( splits ) or 4 cashews, chopped

1 tablespoon kismis ( raisins )

1 cup cooked brown rice (or normal cooked basmati rice or ponni rice (also cooled))

1 /2 cup grated coconut (or 5 tablespoons)

2 pinches of cardamom powder

Brown rice

Here' the method for '' How to make melted and sieved jaggery?""

Heat ghee in a kadai. Add melted jaggery and saute on a low heat for 3 - 4 minutes or till you get a nice aroma of jaggery and ghee / smooth in texture / without any lumps.

Add  chopped cashew nuts and raisins. Fry for 2 minutes until light golden in color.

Add cooked rice. Mix well.

Add grated coconut and mix well.

Cover with a lid and cook on a low heat for 12 - 15  minutes. Stir occasionally. Cook until water dries up / jaggery well combined with rice.

Finally, sprinkle cardamom powder. Serve warm or cold.

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