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Saturday, September 16, 2017

Bamboo Rice(Bidirakki) Payasa

Ingredients:
1 cup Bamboo Rice
1/2 - 3/4 cup broken Cashew nuts
2.5 - 3 cups fresh/frozen Coconut or 2.5 cups Coconut Milk
1.5 - 2 cups Jaggary
2 - 3 Cardamoms / Elakki / Elachi
2 - 3 Cloves / Lavanga
Pinch of Salt (optional)

Recipe:

Crush the bamboo rice in a mixer as shown in the picture below.

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 cups of water to the squeezed coconut, mix well and squeeze it again and keep it aside. Add 6-7 cups of water and repeat the step.

Wash the crushed bamboo rice in water for 2-3 times and put this in a cooker. Add broken cashew nuts, around 6-7 cups think coconut water and cook them well. (After one whistle, keep this in low/medium flame for about 15 - 20 mins.) Once the pressure goes off, put 2 cups of thin coconut milk to a cooked bamboo rice, add jaggery, pinch of salt and bring it to boil.

Keep this in low flame for about 10-15 mins until jaggery dissolves.

Add thick coconut milk, stir the Payasa and bring it to boil. Add the mashed cardamom, cloves and keep the Payasa in low flame for about 1-2 mins.

Mix well before serving. Serve hot.