1 cup White Rice (Sona Masuri preferred)
1.5-2 cups Jaggary
1 cup grated Coconut
Pinch of Salt
1/2- 3/4 cup Cashew nuts
2 Cardamom / Elakki / Elachi
5 - 6 tsp Ghee
Wash rice and put it in a vessel. Add 4.5 cups water in a vessel and bring it to boil. Add washed rice. After 5-6 mins add jaggary, pinch of salt and bring it to boil. Keep it in low/medium flame until almost all the water content is dried.
Add ghee, cashewnuts in a thick bottomed vessel. Fry it in medium/low flame until it turns golden in color.
Add grated coconut and fry them in medium/low flame until they turn golden in color.
Add mashed cardamom seeds, cooked rice and mix them well. Keep the payasa in low flame for about 2-3 mins.