14 February 2014

Neipayasam | Sharkara Payasam

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Nei Payasam

Traditional Kerala rice pudding with jaggery and grated coconut.

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 30 minutes
Serves: 10 to 12
  1. Raw rice /Unakkalari-1 cup
  2. Jaggery,grated-1 and 1/4 to 1.5 cups
  3. Grated coconut-1.5 cups
  4. Ghee-3 to 4 tbsp
  5. Cardamom powder-3/4 tsp
  6. Dry Ginger powder-1/4 tsp
  7. Water-as required
  8. cashew nuts and raisins-as required

  • Wash rice well ,cook rice in a pressure cooker adding sufficient quantity of water,just until done.Drain and keep aside
  • Combine together grated jaggery and 1/2 cup water in a pan / uruli.( Strain the melted jaggery ,to remove impurities,if required).Cook for few minutes or until it turns slightly thick.
  • Now add cooked rice and mix well.Cook for about 5 minutes,stirring well in between.

  • Add ghee and mix well until combined.Add grated coconut ,mix well and cook for few minutes.
  • Add cardamom,and ginger powder.Mix well until combined. Granish with cashew nuts and raisins.
  • Notes:
    • You can fry cashew nuts and raisins in ghee ,if desired.
    • Adjust the quantity of jaggery according to your taste.
    • As this payasam is very rich,it is usually served in small portions.
    • The quantity of ghee can be adjusted according to your taste.


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