Payasam is an inevitable sweet dish that is prepared during festivals / occasions. It is a weekly (or even more frequent) affair in some of the households. Known for its simplicity (in preparation), this payasam comes handy for my mom for her weekly pooja offerings.
Godhumai maavu (wheat flour) payasam is one of the payasams that can be prepared in a jiffy (almost instant) with just wheat flour, milk & sugar. I have seen folks using the same payasam recipe with rice flour, but my mom makes it with wheat flour. It satisfies your taste buds from those simple sweet cravings.
Ingredients (serves two)
Wheat flour - 2 tbsp (I used annapurna atta)
Ghee - 1-2 tsp
Cashews - 6-8 nos (broken)
Milk - 1.5 cups
Sugar - to taste
Cardamom pods - 1-2 nos
In a thick bottomed vessel, heat a tsp of ghee and roast wheat flour until brown (on medium). Take care not to over-roast / burn the wheat flour. Once roasted, reduce the heat to low-medium and add little milk. Keep stirring the mixture until it is even & smooth (no lumps should be present). Add rest of the milk and keep stirring in medium heat until milk starts to boil and everything comes together. Add sugar, cardamom powder to the payasam and mix well. Remove from heat and keep it aside.
Heat a tsp of ghee in a pan, roast cashews until brown and add it to the payasam.
Enjoy this simple & tasty godhumai payasam.
- You can add more (or) less milk depending on the consistency you want.