Friday, April 13, 2012

Mango Payasam (Pudding)


          Payasam or kheer is a sweet recipe prepared with rice, vermicelli, sago, nuts, fruits or vegetables, or a combination of the above along with milk. It's usually sweetened with sugar or jaggery and sometimes coconut milk is used instead of regular milk. I have mentioned it as a pudding, just to give an idea about the dish to my Non-Indian friends, but it is a totally different taste. Any Indian festival, marriage or function, there is always a kheer in the menu. Today being the Tamil New Year Day and mangoes in season, thought I'll share this simple but tasty recipe..

Need To Have
  • Fresh Mango Pulp - 1/4 cup
  • Sago Or Tapioca Pearls - 2 tablespoon
  • Fat Free Evaporated Milk - 1 + 1/2 cup
  • Sugar - 4 tablespoons
  • Saffron - a pinch


Method
          Soak the sago for 2 hrs, and then boil them in water till they turn transparent. If you have too much water left, let it evaporate or drain a little, to this add the evaporated milk and sugar and mix. Add the saffron and remove, cool a bit and mix in the mango pulp, chill and serve.
Sending it to Tickling Palates for the Let's Cook: Chilled Delights event,
                to Food Corner for the Midweek Fiesta event,
                to Vegetarian Food & Me for Gayathri's WTML event,
                to Tomato Blues for the Summer Spirits event,
                to Srav's Cooking Concepts for the CC - Spring Seasonal Food event and
                to The Pumpkin Farm for the Mango Mania 99 event.

Note
If you don't like tapioca pearls, can leave it out, just warm the evaporated milk, and do the rest.
If you do not have evaporated milk, just boil the regular milk till it reduces to half its volume.
Can use cardamom instead of saffron, add more or less sugar according to the sweetness of the mangoes.
Can use canned mango pulp.


Chilled Delights








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41 comments:

  1. Wow!!!such a delicious and tempting kheer,loved the color of the kheer.

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  2. Wow, never tasted mango payasam..sounds so delicious!

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  3. This looks so tasty! I like the notes at the end, very helpful :)

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  4. this is looking awesome and delicious

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  5. The mango payasam looks very colorful and rich. Addition of sago makes it extra special. Happy New Year!

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  6. Delicious kheer with addition of mango pulp.

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  7. Love the flavour of mango. Looks yummy. Happy NEw year.

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  8. love it...something different ;)

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  9. Mango and sago a wonderful combo, delicious pudding

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  10. Delicious looking mango payasam.

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  11. I like the healthy payasam with the new twist.

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  12. oh looks amazing!...must taste as good as it looks!

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  13. This is a very unique recipe of mango payasam.Though I make mango payasam,this is completely distinct..Love to taste..

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  14. looks so inviting!!nice pudding...

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  15. Mango and sago. Like both. Would be a good payasam combination.

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  16. Nice Idea Hema..never tried adding fresh fruits in kheer! Looks delicious! :P

    தமிழ்ப் புத்தாண்டு நல்வாழ்த்துக்கள்!

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  17. Lovely delicious Payasam. Happy New Year to you.

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  18. Delicious combo, i love mango in anything...

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  19. Wow delicious..can just imagine the taste..yummy.
    maha

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  20. Happy Tamil New year Hema...lovely payasam, sure it would have tasted divine..:)

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  21. Lovely kheer and good presentation. We too make it and am waiting for the season to begin.

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  22. wonderful n uique kheer looks so yumm

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  23. this looks so amazingly yummy...thanks for linking to the event

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  24. Sago kheer is my favorite. Usually made at Maharashtrian weddings, I used to just gorge on it. What a wonderful idea of adding mango to it. It looks so creamy and delicious!

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  25. Mango does sound like a tasty addition to rice pudding! There are not that many tropical flavors incorporated into pudding in this country except for the coconut. This is a very creative recipe and I am sure it tastes heavenly. Well done!

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  26. Adding mango pulp to the payasam sounds like an interesting option...looks very delicious...

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  27. tapioca andmango, beautiful combimation.. one i have never tried before... looks lovely!

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  28. This looks delicious! We love mangoes and this is certainly something new to me! Thanks for sharing!

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  29. Mango payasam looks perfect and delicious.

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  30. Cant take my eyes from ur clicks,super tempting payasam..

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  31. Perhaps payasam can't get any better. Mango is the most tempting of all fruits for me. Delicious post dear!

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  32. awesome payasam... love it!
    love mango in it...

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  33. yum!yum!yum!..am drooling out here!super.

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  34. Wow! That looks and sounds delicious!!! Love the creamy feel to the kheer which makes it very appetizing :)


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  35. It looks delicious. I love mangoes and I love payasam. I am sure the combo will be divine !

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  36. Wo....yummy kheer.....lovely combo too...

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  37. i have never tried anything with mango esp in payasam.. good one hema & wish u a very happy new year :)



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  38. Yummy payasam nice vibrant and detectable one !! Thanks for linking to the event !! Appreciate It :)

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