Beaten rice payasam recipe. I made this for my sweet sissy's Birthday :-))
Beaten rice - 3/4 cup
Sugar - 1/2 cup
Milk - 2 cupfuls
Cashew nuts - 7
Cardamoms - 7 (finely powdered)
Saffron - 1/4 teaspoon, soaked in 2 tablespoons of hot milk (this gives the deep yellow color)
Raisins - 1 tablespoon
Ghee - 1 tablespoon
Water - 3 cups
Heat a vessel and pour in the ghee. When it becomes just hot, fry the cashew nuts and raisins separately in it and remove from the ghee.
In the same hot ghee, fry the beaten rice very well to a reddish brown pleasing color and remove to a plate.
Bring the water to the boil and add the fried beaten rice. Stir occasionally till boiled to a pulp. Add sugar stirring now and then till the sugar has blended into the beaten rice.
Now pour in the boiled milk, saffron-soaked milk, and simmer over low heat till semi-thick. Just before taking down from the heat, add the fried cashew nuts, raisins, and cardamom powder. Stir thoroughly, keep aside for 15 minutes, and serve. Enjoy!