Thursday, March 13, 2014

Kuthiraivaali Paal Payasam

#KuthiraivaaliPaalPayasam #BarnyardmilletMilkPayasam : #Kuthiraivaali is called #Barnyardmillet in English. This is one of the millets whose fibre content is more than rice and wheat. It is one of the richest sources of Thiamin [ Vitamin b6 ].

Kuthiraivaali - Barnyard Millet Kuthiraivaali - Barnyard Millet

English                                : Barnyard Millet Or Japanese Barnyard Millet
Common Name                  : Sawan Or sanwa Or Samo Or Morio
Marathi & Chhattisgarh       : Bhagar Or Varai
Kannada                             : Oodalu
Oriya                                  : Kira
Punjabi                               : Swank
Telugu                                : Udalu Or Kodi Sama
Scientific Name                   : Echinochloa Frumentacea
Source : Echinochloa , Barnyard Millet 
To know on Millets
Here let me present the method of preparing milk payasam using kuthiraivaali.

Ingredients :
1/8 cup                                Kuthiraivaali [ Barnyard millet ]
1/4 cup                                Sugar [ Adjust ]
1 1/4 cup                             Milk
1 pinch                                Salt
2                                         Cardamom
1 Tsp                                  Almond shavings
6                                         kismis

Method :
Pressure cook kuthiraivaali by adding 1/3 cup of water.
Cook for three whistles on high flame and then at SIM for 3 minutes.
Take out after the steam has completely subsided.

Take milk in a wide mouthed vessel and keep on an induction stove at 500 temperature setting.
Bring it to boil and then reduce the temperature setting to 120.
Mash the cooked kuthiraivaali with a ladle and slowly add to the boiling milk.
Add a pinch of salt, crushed cardamom and mix well with a ladle.

Allow to simmer for 5 minutes.
Now add sugar and mix well.
Let it simmer for 8 to 10 minutes.
Turn of the stove and transfer into a serving bowl.
Garnish with almonds and kismis.

Enjoy after a good meal!!

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