Tender Coconut – Arrowroot Payasam (Karikk – Koovapodi Payasam)

Ingredients for Tender Coconut – Arrowroot Payasam (Karikk – Koovapodi Payasam):

1. Ghee/Butter – 1 small spoon

2. Raisins – 1 big spoon

3. Cashews – 2 big spoons

4. Tender coconut chopped fine – 100 g

5. Milk – 2 cups

    Arrow root powder – 1 big spoon taken as a heap full

    Sugar – 3 or 4 big spoons

6. Cardamom powder – ½ small spoon

    Saffron – A pinch

How to prepare Tender Coconut – Arrowroot Payasam (Karikk – Koovapodi Payasam)?

1. Mix ingredients no: 5 together in a bowl.

2. Heat ghee or butter in a pan and add raisins.

3. When it bubbles, add cashews and tender coconut, and sauté well.

4. Reduce the flame and add the milk-arrow root mixture.

5. Keep stirring and boil the payasam.

6. When it thickens, add cardamom and saffron and put off the flame.

Courtesy: Vanitha Magazine September 3-16, 2022

Also read: Karikk Payasam

Also read a few more Pradhaman/Payasam recipes. Click on the images in the gallery to read.


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