Delicious rava pal payasam/semolina milk pudding and easy dessert made with just milk, semolina, sugar and dry fruits and nuts.
If you are looking for an easy and simple desset then try this rava pal paysam/ Semolina milk puddding. Gets ready with in 30 minutes. It has milk, semolina/rava, sugar, and dry fruits.
I never thought of making rava payasam until I saw a YouTube video from Pazhayidom Mohanan Namboothiri. Yes I am a fan of him. Love the way he gives out proportion of recipes in the cookery shows. Most of the people will keep it as secret but he gives exact amount so that you can’t make any mistake. My mom used to make rava kanji yes porridge with semonlina/rava with touch of sugar. But she did not think about payasam or pudding with it.
Semolina, Rava or sooji, is a coarse flour that is made from Durum wheat can vary in color from yellow to white depending on the quality of the wheat. Glycemic index of Semolina is around 44
I have tried traditional recipe of sheera with semolina which is delicious, so I had also tried Mango Rava Kesari. I always thought that semolina pudding is used only in India, but when I read more into it, came to know that Dutch make traditional pudding with semolina with berry sauce (Griesmeelpudding met bessensap). This is thicker version similar to custard where as rava pal payasm/semolina pudding Indian style is liquid one? I need to try that too.
Then there is Greek Halwa recipe made with semolina, which I need to try too. Yes lot of recipes to do in the list. Gradually I will make them. For the time being here is the recipe of rava pal payasam/Semolina milk pudding.
Beauty of this dish is you only need some semolina, sugar, milk, ghee and raisins and cashews. Yes with 5 ingredients you can make this delicious pudding. Yes semolina/rava is cooked in milk and then sugar is added and finally garnished with raisins and cashew nuts.
Next time you are looking out for an easy dessert give this one a try and you will like it. Here comes the recipe.
Heat ghee in pot
Fry dark raisins and cashew nuts, ( Since I have roasted cashewnuts I didn't fried the cashew)
In the same pan add semolina/ Rava and fry it until it is nicely toasted and have nutty aroma
Then add milk and boil for 25 minutes
After 25 minutes cooking milk is reduced in volume
To this add Sugar and cook for 5 minutes.
Finally Add cashewnuts and raisins.
Rava pal payasam/ Semolina milk pudding Indian style
- ½ cup 83g Semolina /rava
- ¾ cup 150g sugar
- 2 tablespoon ghee
- 4 cup /1 L milk
- 2 tablespoon cashews I used roasted cashews
- 2 tablespoon raisins
- In a thick bottomed bowl heat 11/2 tablespoon ghee
- and add raisins
- , if you are not using roasted cashews then you have add that too and roast them until raisins plums up. Set aside.
- In the same pan add semolina/rava and roast them until it starts changes color.
- To this add milk immediately and start stirring. Make sure not to boil over the milk so you need to continue to stir them.
- Cook for about 25 minutes or until semolina/rava cooked well as well as milk is reduced in volume.
- To this add sugar and cook for another 3 minutes.
- Then finally add rest of the ghee and ghee roasted raisins and cashews.
This is Swathi ( Dr. Ambujom Saraswathy Ph.D) from Zesty South Indian Kitchen who loves to explore cuisines from all over the world. Whenever possible I try to to give an Indian touch to several of the world cuisine, and has weakness for freshly baked bread. All the recipes you see here are created by me and approved after taste-test by my family.