Onashamsakal to all Keralites. Paal payasam with traditional kerala red rice and sago cooked in milk. Traditional Thrissur style aviyal without curd both these dishes were feast to the taste buds. Rather to stand in big ques for Onasadhya few easy n quick dishes prepared at home satisfy our craving needs. Recipe source my colleague from Thrissur.
1 cup – Kerala red rice
5 cups – Milk
2 tbsp – Sago (pre cooked sago was leftover so used it – not req)
1 cup – Sugar
Pinch of cardamon powder (optional)
Heat milk in pressure cooker and add the rice to it. Cook in medium flame once the rice reaches 3/4th stage add the sugar and continue cooking.
Cook on low flame till the milk reduces to half. Approx cooking hrs 1.25 – 1.50 hrs.
Only continuous stirring will yield best results.
Ingredients for Aviyal:
1 – Green Plantain
1 cup – Yam
1 – Carrot
1/2 cup – Potato
2 – Drumsticks
½ tsp – Turmeric Powder
1 and ½ cup – Grated Coconut
½ tsp – Cumin Seeds
4 – Pearl Onions
5 – Green Chillies
1 tbsp – Coconut Oil
2 sprigs – Curry Leaves
Cut all the veggies lengthwise. In a heavy pan cook all the veggies with water, salt n turmeric mix well and close the lid. Cook on medium heat. Throw out the excess water if any.
Grind coconut,cumin seeds,onions and green chillies. Once the vegetables are cooked add the ground paste and cook for few minutes.
Switch it off and add the hot coconut oil and curry leaves and close the lid.