Pal Payasam / Kheer
Ingredients ( Makes about 6 – 8 servings)
- Unnakkalari / red rice / payasam rice – 1/2 cup
- Sugar – 1 1/4 cup
- Milk - Around 5 cups (I used low fat milk (2%). If you are using whole milk – use 4 cups of milk and 1 cup water)
- Cardamom powder – 2 pinches or 2 cardamom pods slightly crushed
In a pressure cooker, add the washed unnakkalari, milk and sugar(You can also add 2 crushed cardamoms along with these ingredients). Close with the lid and cook at medium-low flame. When the steam starts coming out, put the pressure cooker weight and cook for about 40 mts (without any whistles) at medium-low flame. Switch off. Keep it aside for a minimum of 1.5 – 2 hrs, before opening. Open the pressure cooker, check the sugar and add 2 pinches cardamom powder (if you did not add crushed cardamoms before) and mix well. If the pal payasam is very thick, dilute it by adding milk. Serve warm or cold.
1. You can replace the red rice with basmati rice or sona masoori rice.