Quick Sarkkara payasam

 

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Ingredients:-

  1. Mini sago pearls – 1/4 cup
  2. Broken wheat/ Gothambu Nurukku – 1/4 cup
  3. Salt – 1/4 tsp.
  4. Water – 1.5 cups + 1 cup; divided
  5. Brown beaten rice /Matta Aval – 1/4 cup
  6. Well ripen Banana – 2 numbers (Chiquita/Robusta)
  7. Grated jaggery – 1 cup or as per taste
  8. Thick coconut milk – 2 cups/ use 5 heaped tbsps. of coconut milk powder +2 cups of lukewarm water
  9. Powdered cardamom – 1/4 tsp
  10. Cumin powder – 1/4 tsp.
  11. Dry ginger powder – 1/4 tsp.
  12. Ghee – 1 tbsp
  13. Cashews – 2 tbsp
  14. Coconut cuts – 2 tbsps.
  15. Raisins – 1 tbsp

Method:-

  1. Soak the sago pearls in water for 4 hours. Drain and keep aside.
  2. Mix together the coconut milk, dry ginger, cumin and cardamom powders.
  3. Wash the broken wheat several times & cook it with salt & 1.5 cup of water in your pressure cooker. Simmer for 30 minutes after the first whistle.
  4. Open the cooker when the pressure completely subsides & add sago, beaten rice + 1 cup of water. Cover cook on low heat for 5 minutes. Add the mashed banana and cook further for 5 minutes or till the sago pearls are cooked well.
  5. Stir in the grated jaggery and cook for 7-10 minutes.
  6. Pour the thick coconut milk & bring to a slow boil.
  7. Heat the ghee & toast the cashews and coconut cuts till golden brown. Toast the raisins till they turn plump. Pour this over the payasam.

Source:- Toshma Biju Varghese

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