Payasam of different varieties are popular in Kerala, especially in Onam season.
In these times of health consciousness; fresh, unprocessed and enriching dishes are welcomed. Here’s something simple, fresh and yummy.
This payasam doesn’t even need cooking. Mash up two robusta bananas and add one and a half cups of coconut milk. Mix well with jaggery as required and a spoon of cardamom seed powder. Add a pinch of salt to balance the taste. Fresh payasam is ready. If you like hot payasam, just heat or boil.
In that case, why not add marble sized rice powder balls, (made of rice powder and little grated coconut and salt and made into small balls and steamed). Roasted broken nuts and coconut pieces will add to taste. Using steamed ‘ethakka’ (Kerala banana) will make it even better. Allow chunks of it in the mix.
Do try the ‘no cooking’ fresh payasam. (Credit- recipe seen in daily news consolidation ‘daily hunt’).