Thursday, November 14, 2013

Samai Arisi Payasam

#SamaiarisiPayasam : #LittleMillet is called #SamaiArisi in Tamil. It is Kutki in Hindi, Sama in Telugu, Same in Kannada, and Chama in Malayalam. The grains look like small sego [ javvarisi ] globules. Millets are rich in minerals and gluten free. Samai arisi can be cooked like regular rice.

Samai Arisi Payasam


Ingrdients :
Samai Arisi [ Little Millet ]

Samai Arisi ( Little millet )                  : 1/8 Cup
Milk                                                      : 1 1/2 Cup
Salt                                                        : a pinch
Sugar                                                     : 3 Tbsp ( Adjust )
Cardamom powder                               : 1/4 Tsp
Saffron                                                  : 4 to 6 strings
Cashew nuts                                          : 4
OR
Almond                                                  : 2
Method :
Take samai arisi in a small vessel. Wash 2 times and add 1/2 cup of water.
Take a cup of water in a pressure cooker. Keep the vessel containing washed samai arisi in the cooker.
Close and put weight on. Cook on high flame for 3 whistles.
Then keep the burner at SIM and cook for 3 minutes.
Keep aside.

Samai arisi cooked

Take milk in a vessel and bring it to boil.
Now add cooked samai rice and mix well.


Adjust the burner to SIM position and cook for 7 minutes.
Keep stirring at regular intervals.
Now add sugar and salt.

Samai Arisi Payasam

Mix well to dissolve sugar.
Let it boil for 10 minutes keeping the burner at SIM.
Add saffron and cardamom powder.

Samai Arisi Payasam

Simmer for 2 minutes.

Samai Arisi Payasam

Transfer into serving bowl.
Fry cashew nuts in a tea spoon of ghee and put over payasam.
Or top it with almond shavings.

Samai Arisi Payasam

Enjoy with any savory!!