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Saturday, November 5, 2011

Godhi Kadi Payasa / Broken Wheat Grains Payasa

Ingredients:
1.5 cups broken Wheat Grains / Godhi Kadi
1 cup broken Cashew nuts
2.5 - 3 cups fresh/frozen Coconut or 2.5 cups Coconut Milk
2 cups Jaggary
3 - 4 Cardamoms / Elakki / Elachi
Pinch of Salt (optional)

Recipe:

Wash the broken wheat grains in water for about 2-3 times and put them in a pressure cooker. Add broken cashew nuts, around 9-10 cups water and cook them well. (After one whistle, keep this in low/medium flame for about 15 mins.)

Grind fresh/frozen grated coconut into smooth paste by adding little amount of water.(If it is frozen coconut, use warm water while grinding.) Squeeze the ground coconut, by placing it in a clean cotton cloth.

After this process, add 2-3 cups of water to the squeezed coconut, mix well and squeeze it again. Put this thin coconut milk in a vessel and bring it to boil. Add jaggary, pinch of salt, cooked wheat grains and bring it to boil.
Add the coconut milk, stir the Payasa and bring it to boil. Add the mashed cardamom seeds and keep the Payasa in low flame for about 1-2 mins.

Mix well before serving. Serve hot or chilled.