Friday 9 September 2011

Gothambu Payasam / Broken Wheat Payasam

Wishing all my readers a Very Happy Onam!

Gothambu Payasam / Broken Wheat Payasam
Broken wheat / Nurukku gothambu / Sooji gothambu -1 cup
Jaggery / Sharkara - 400 gms
Water - 1 cup
Thick (first extract) coconut milk - 2 cups
Medium thick (second extract) coconut milk -– 4 cups
Thin (third extract) coconut milk - 5 cups
Cardamom Powder - ½ tsp
Roasted cumin powder - 1/2 tsp
Dry ginger powder - 1/2 tsp
Ghee - 1tbsp
Cashew nuts - 25nos
Raisins - 2 tbsp

  • Pressure cook cleaned broken wheat with 5 cups of thin (third extract) coconut milk for 10 minutes on low flame.
  • Melt jaggery with 1 cup water. Strain the melted jaggery and mix with cooked wheat. Cook this mixture till it reaches a thick consistency.
  • Add medium thick (second extract) coconut milk and cook on low heat.
  • When it starts thickening add the thick (first extract) coconut milk, cardamom powder, cumin powder and dry ginger powder and cook on a low flame for 5 more minutes and remove from fire.
  • Heat 1 tbsp ghee and fry cashew nuts and raisins separately till golden brown and pour it along with the remaining ghee over the payasam.
  • Serve warm.

  • I used coconut milk powder, to make a cup of thick coconut milk, add 4tbsp of coconut milk powder to a cup of warm water.
  • Payasam tends to thicken as it cools down. If so dilute it with warm coconut milk.

Sending this to Kerala Kitchen hosted by Divya.

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  1. Happy Onam!
    Wow! that's a super yumm payasam. Love all payasams with sharkkara.

  2. delicious looking payasam
    wonderful presentation

  3. Happy Onam!! Kheer looks wonderful!!

  4. Happy Onam hope you are having great celebration the kheer and so the setup ....nice pics

  5. happy onam..That looks delicious...i love the presentation

  6. Happy Oanm n this is a awesome click!!!

  7. Woww.. such a classic and delicious recipe.. looks absolutely perfect.. That necklace is gorgeous.. so pretty :)
    Indian Cuisine

  8. Looks super yummy & flavorful!!! Adding jeera & ginger pow is a nice addition..Will try it sometime soon...
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

  9. Delicious looking payasam...yum and lovely clicks


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