It’s Onam in Kerala, India. It’s one festival all Malayali s wait for. Kids will have fun making ‘pookalam’. It’s an occasion of get together where they prepare elaborate feast to enjoy. Where ever in the world, for Malayali this festival brings nostalgia to everyone. Happy Onam to all.
This is the how they make ‘pookalam’/ floral designs.
Coming to recipe, special occasion celebrate with special recipe. Usually I make vermicelli payasam or parupu payasam. But this time thought of trying something different and made rava mango payasam. It turned out good. Hope you will try.
Fine rava/ Sooji – 1/4 cup
Mango puree – 1 cup
Water – 2 cup
Whole milk – 2 cup
Sugar – 1 cup
Ghee – 1 tbsn
Cashews and dry grapes – few
- In a thick bottomed pan add ghee.Roast cashews and dry grapes till turns golden.
- Keep aside. In same pan add rava and roast for few minutes.
- Add water while stirring continuously so no lumps are formed.
- Let rava gets cooked and add milk.
- Let it boil. Stir occasionally so it doesn’t gets burned.
- Add sugar. Let it boil till sugar dissolves.
- Switch off the flame.
- Let the payasam get warm. Add mango puree slowly stirring continuously.
- Add roasted cashews and dry grapes.
- Serve warm or cold.
- Adjust water and milk ratio according your requirement.
- Adjust sugar as per sweetness of mango.
- Don’t add more rava as it becomes thick.