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Friday, October 24, 2008

KaTina (Gatti) Payasa | ಕಠಿಣ (ಗಟ್ಟಿ) ಪಾಯಸ

Indian pudding made from Rice, Cashew & Coconut for festivals! - Quick & Tasty  Naivedyam (Prasadam) from Rice

1 cup White Rice  |  ಬೆಳ್ತಿಗೆ ಅಕ್ಕಿ (Preferred: Sona Masuri | Basmathi)
6 - 6.5 cups Water  |  ನೀರು
1.5 - 2 cups Jaggery  |  ಬೆಲ್ಲ
2 cups grated Coconut  |  ತುರಿದ ತೆಂಗಿನಕಾಯಿ
2 cups Cashew nuts (Half broken)  |  ಅರ್ಧ ಮಾಡಿದ ಗೋಡಂಬಿ (ಗೇರು ಬೀಜ)
Pinch of Salt  |  ಚಿಟಿಕೆ ಉಪ್ಪು
5 - 6 Cardamoms  (Elachi) or 1 tsp Cardmom powder  |  ಏಲಕ್ಕಿ 
2 Tbs Ghee  |  ತುಪ್ಪ 

Put Rice in a vessel and wash it in Water for about 2-3 times. Add 6 cups water in another vessel and bring it to boil. Add washed rice, cook it till 80% in medium low flame by stirring it in between. 

Add jaggery, pinch of salt and bring it to boil. 

Keep it in low flame until almost all the water content is dried. 

Add ghee, cashew nuts in a thick bottomed vessel. Fry it in medium/low flame until it turns light golden in color. 

Add finely grated coconut and fry them in medium/low flame until they turn golden in color.

Add cooked Rice, mashed cardamom seeds and mix them well. 

Keep the payasa in low flame for about 2 mins. 

Quick and Tasty Payasa is ready for Naivedyam(Prasadam). 

Tips (ಸಲಹೆ): 
 * Use good quality of White Rice (Preferred: Sona Masuri or Basmathi)
 * Don't overcook the Rice. Cook it in medium low flame
 * Finely grate the Coconut and use half broken cashew nuts for better taste
 * ಗುಣಮಟ್ಟದ ಅಕ್ಕಿಯನ್ನು ಉಪಯೋಗಿಸಿ (ಸೋನಾ ಮಸೂರಿ ಅಥವಾ ಬಾಸ್ಮತಿ)
 * ಅಕ್ಕಿಯನ್ನು ತುಂಬಾ ಬೇಯಿಸಬೇಡಿ ಮತ್ತು ಮಧ್ಯಮ ಸಣ್ಣ ಉರಿಯಲ್ಲಿ ಬೇಯಿಸಿ
 * ತೆಂಗಿನ ಕಾಯಿಯ ಸಣ್ಣ ತುರಿಯನ್ನು ಬಳಸಿ ಮತ್ತು ಅರ್ಧ ಮಾಡಿದ ಗೇರುಬೀಜವನ್ನು ಉಪಯೋಗಿಸಿ

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