Elaneer Payasam Recipe

Payasam is a popular South Indian dessert – much like the North Indian counterpart, kheer – made with sweetened milk, which is thickened by boiling and flavoured by adding various additives like kesar, cardamom, coconut, etc. Elaneer translates to ‘tender coconut’. So the elaneer payasama is a sweet milk dish with delicious coconut hints.

Making payasam is supremely easy. All you require is milk, condensed milk, some dry fruits if you like, ghee for roasting the dry fruits, and the flavouring ingredient, which in this case is a tender coconut pulp and tender coconut water (used for grinding the pulp into a homogenous consistency). Follow the instructions below to whip up a traditional elaneer payasam in minutes!

 

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Elaneer Payasam Recipe
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Course Desserts
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings
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Ingredients
Course Desserts
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Votes: 1
Rating: 5
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Instructions
  1. Boil milk medium heat and let it thicken for 5 minutes. Cool the milk completely.
  2. Meanwhile, grind tender coconut pulp and coconut water into a coarse or smooth paste, depending on your texture preference.
  3. Golden fry cashew nuts in ghee.
  4. Mix the ground pulp to the cooled milk.
  5. Add condensed milk, cashew nuts along with cardamom powder and mix well.
  6. Garnish with coconut bits. Serve chilled.

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