Friday, 7 February 2014

Broken Wheat Payasam/Dalia Kheer/Godi Kadi Payasa

Yesterday was Ratha Sapthami, believed to be a day when Sun God is worshipped. It is of great significance for South Indians especially Karnataka, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu. Broken wheat payasam/dalia kheer/ godi kadi payasa could be prepared as 'Naivedhyam', offering to Sun God. Here I share today the recipe for the same. I often prepare it but never got a chance to share with step by step pics, hence lately I did that and sharing my recipe with you all.

Ingredients:
Broken Wheat/Dalia/Godi Kadi-1 cup
Sugar-2 cups
Water-4 cups
Milk-3-4 cups
Cardamom- 3-4 pods crushed
Ghee-3 tbsp.
Halved cashewnuts and raisins-handful

Recipe:
  1. In a pressure cooker add a tbsp. of ghee and fry the broken wheat.
  2. Once well fried you get a mild aroma which indicates it is fried, it may take some 10 mins on a medium flame.
  3. Now add 2 cups water and 1 cup milk and cover and pressure cook for 3 whistles.
  4. Water and milk fully is absorbed and the broken wheat gets well cooked.
  5. Now in a steel pot take 2 cups water and add sugar and cook till it comes to boil.
  6. Add the cooked broken wheat to it and then add 2 cups of milk or a little more depending on the consistency you desire.
  7. In another pan heat 2 tbsp. ghee.
  8. When hot add cashewnuts and fry till light golden.
  9. Now add raisins and saute till they plump up as well as the cashewnuts are golden too.
  10. Once the kheer/payasam is boiling and the sugar is well absorbed in it, add crushed cardamom to it, remove and set aside.
  11. To that add the ghee fried cashewnuts and raisins to it.
  12. Mix well and then serve.



I was in love with the color that cashewnuts and raisins together acquire as they get fried in ghee, and the aroma is just awesome.
 
 

 
Notes:
  1. I enjoyed when it was cold more than hot, as it turns cold due to the starch content it tends to thicken and looks as ssen in the last pic shown above.
  2. You may use jaggery too, but I never tried so cannot exactly tell how would it taste like, but for sure it would taste great.
Enjoy the dish! n don't forget Eat and Eat little MORE.. :)