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Saturday, September 22, 2012

Papaya Payasa

Ingredients:
1 medium sized Raw Papaya or 4 - 5 cups chopped Papaya
3 cups fresh thick Coconut Milk
3 cups Jaggary
1 - 1.5 tsp Rice Flour or Ground Rice Batter
Pinch of Salt
2 Cardamoms / Elakki / Elachi
2 Cloves / Lavanga

Recipe:


Peel the Papaya, removed the inner part, seeds and chop them into medium sized pieces as shown in the picture below.

Grind around 3 cups of fresh grated coconut into smooth paste by adding little amount of water. Squeeze the ground coconut, by placing it in a clean cotton cloth.


After this process, add 2 cups of water to the squeezed coconut, mix well and squeeze it again. Add this thin coconut milk, chopped papaya in a vessel and cook. Once its cooked, add jaggary, pinch of salt and bring them to boil. Keep this in low flame for about 5 mins.

Take little amount of thin coconut milk or milk in a bowl, add rice flour / batter and mix them well. Add this to the vessel containing cooked papaya and bring them to boil. Add thick coconut milk and bring them to boil. Add mashed cardamom seeds, cloves and keep the payasa in low flame for about 1-2 mins.

Serve it hot or chilled. The above mentioned ingredients will serve 7-8 cups of Payasa.