Paal Payasam is a South Indian dessert, a version of Kheer, made on various festivals and celebratory occasions like Onam. A simple, fuss-free recipe with richness of nuts and goodness of milk. 


  • 50 gms rice
  • 1 litre milk
  • 5 gram cardamom powder
  • 100 gms sugar
  • 50 ml ghee (clarified butter)
  • 50 gms cashew nuts
  • 25 gms raisins


  1. Wash and soak the rice for 1/2 an hour.
  2. Cook the rice in milk until soft.
  3. Add cardamom powder, sugar and stir until the sugar is dissolved.
  4. Heat ghee in a pan and add the cashew nuts.
  5. When the cashew nuts are slightly golden, add the raisins and saute for a minute.
  6. Pour on the rice mixture and serve warm.