Aval Payasam | Atukula Payasam ~ Step by Step

>>  Sunday, June 17, 2012

Blogging Marathon # 17 steps into the third week, with me sharing some traditional Indian Sweets made during Festival times. No Indian Festival is complete without an array of sweets. Especially for the Prasadam, we end up making quite a few depending on various combination. Like for Ugadi, we make Poli, Payasam, Sakara Pongal. Same goes for other festivals, where we make couple of them, with one being the main offering to the deity worshipped.

Today's special is Atukula Payasam. This is a must during Janmashtami, Lord Krishna's birthday. On this day, we make many other special sweets and savories. However it's not complete without an offering of pudding made with Beaten Rice. Poha/ Atukulu comes in various thickness. Mostly commonly used is the very thin flakes, that can't be washed or soaked in liquid for long. The thin flakes is quickly rinsed in water and added to sweetened milk.
Atukula Payasam
Atukula Payasam
The other variety is the thick variety that needs to be soaked before making the payasam. And you also need to cook it for few mins for it to soak up the milk. I somehow seemed to have missed sharing the festival pictures. Nevertheless I thought I must make it specially and click more relaxed pictures.

Step by Step Pictures

Aval Payasam | Atukula Payasam

Ingredients Needed:

Poha / Beaten Rice / Atukulu, thick variety - 1 cup
Boiled Milk - 1/2 lit
Sugar - 3/4 cup
Cashews and Raisins - handful
Ghee for roasting
Cardamom powder a pinch

How to make the Atukula Payasam:

Wash and drain the Poha in water. After couple of minutes, roast the poha in ghee till it turns to light colour.

In another pan, boil the milk. Simmer it for couple of minutes.

Now add the roasted poha to the boiling milk, simmer for 5 mins. Mix well and then add the sugar, continue cooking in sim till the sugar melts.

Roast the nuts in a pan. Add the roasted nuts to the payasam, along with cardamom powder

Serve hot.

Aval Payasam

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Chef Mireille June 17, 2012 at 8:22 AM  

the whole platter looks delicious

PJ June 17, 2012 at 9:11 AM  

Nice payasam .That Platter looks awesome Ssrivalli :)

Angie's Recipes June 17, 2012 at 10:23 AM  

Haven't had those before..but there's cashew nuts, so it must be good!

The Pumpkin Farm June 17, 2012 at 11:01 AM  

this is so simple....i've never used poha in sweet form, until a british friend showed me her puffed rice is very similar to this recipe, cant wait to try

Priya June 17, 2012 at 12:21 PM  

My fav payasam,wish to have a bowl rite now.

Nirmala Gurunathan June 17, 2012 at 12:21 PM  

I cook the poha in milk itself after frying...That also adds tot he taste...Looks yummy!!!

Archana June 17, 2012 at 12:56 PM  

The whole thali looks very inviting.
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PriyaVaasu June 17, 2012 at 2:44 PM  

Quick n Easy to make Payasam!!!!

rekhas kitchen June 17, 2012 at 7:52 PM  

Easy to make and delicious looking payasam plater looks so inviting valli

Cool Lassi(e) June 17, 2012 at 7:56 PM  

Milk based sweets are my weakness. I love your Aval payasam!

Usha June 17, 2012 at 8:05 PM  

Nice payasam. When growing up, I use to put atukulu in milk, add sugar and eat it, my version of instant payasam.

Vardhini June 17, 2012 at 10:36 PM  

Yummy payasam and nice thali.

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Jayanthi June 17, 2012 at 11:39 PM  

Looks so yummy Valli. I love this payasam for its soft texture and I can have it anytime.

Gayathri Kumar June 18, 2012 at 4:59 AM  

Paayasam looks delicious...

Pavani June 18, 2012 at 6:55 AM  

I never tried atukula paayasam before. Sounds quick and delicious.

Harini-Jaya Rupanagudi June 18, 2012 at 6:34 PM  

Good one. As a kid I used to eat poha in milk but never tried to make a formal payasam..should try it for the kids.

rajani June 18, 2012 at 7:24 PM  

Yet to try this, will do that soon :)

DivyaGCP June 18, 2012 at 7:43 PM  

Delicious Payasam. I tried this once for Krishna Jayanthi.

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vaishali sabnani June 18, 2012 at 8:13 PM  

this type of sweet is made here in Gujrat..and I think they call it doodh poha..but the version is little different..this looks grt.

Prabha Mani June 18, 2012 at 9:45 PM  

I do Aval payasam in little diff way..Will be wonderful right..Loving it :)

Lubna Karim June 19, 2012 at 12:08 AM  

One of the simple and yum that thali...

Suma Gandlur June 20, 2012 at 9:15 AM  

Simple and quick one.

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