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Monday, November 16, 2009

Mullu Southe Payasa / Cucumber Payasa

2 - 3 cups chopped Cucumber / Mullu Southe (Preferred: Tender)
3/4 - 1 tsp Rice flour / Ground Rice Batter
1.5 - 2 cups Jaggery / Bella
2.5 - 3 cups Coconut Milk
2 Cardamoms / Elakki / Elachi
Pinch of Salt


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

Grind 2.5 - 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 around 1.5 cups of water to the squeezed coconut, mix well and squeeze it again. Cook the chopped cucumber in a vessel by adding around 1 cup of thin coconut milk. Once its cooked, add jaggary, pinch of salt and bring them to boil. Keep this in low/medium flame for about 3-5 mins.

Take around 1/4 cup of thin coconut milk in a bowl, add rice flour / batter and mix them well. Add this to the vessel containing cooked cucumber and bring them to boil. Add thick coconut milk and bring them to boil.
Add mashed cardamom seeds and keep the payasa in low flame for about 1-2 mins.

Serve it hot or chilled. The above mentioned ingredients will serve 3-4 cups of Payasa.

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