I wasn't planning to cook this until one morning, there was a call from my sister asking me for Javarisi Payasam recipe, since her payasam of late has been more of porridge like consistency. I was taken aback since it was very unusual for her to ask anybody this simple recipe as she is a very experienced cook herself.Then i decided to cook this payasam and chanced upon this recipe from Raks kitchen and i decided on this since it used Jaggery instead of sugar and my sis has decided to avoid sugar. This was perfect for me.
Sago 1/2 cup
Milk 1 1/2 cup
Jaggery 3/4 cup
Saffron strands 2-3
Cardamom powder 1/2 tsp
Cashew a few
Soak sago in 3-4 cups of water for an hour.When it is sufficiently soaked, strain it and keep it aside.
Boil milk and add this sago to the boiling milk and cook it in medium flame till the sago pearls become transparent. It should take between 5 to 8 minutes.While boiling milk add the saffron strands too.
Now switch off the stove and add the jaggery to the milk sago mixture.Since i was not sure of the absence of impurities in the jaggery, i boiled the jaggery with few tbsp of water, strained it and used this.Add cardamom powder to this
Garnish with fried cashew nuts
Serve warm or cold
Loved this. It was really pearly as my sister wanted, not the porridge type:-)Indu i hope you like this
Thank you Raks kitchen
sending this to Bloggers's Marathon by Samayal Arai
Labels: Dessert, jaggery, payasam, sago, sweet