Posted by Anjus on Nov - 2 - 2013 under Banana, Kerala dishes, Payasam, Sweets, Vegetarian
  • Ripe Banana (better if ripe well and sweet): 6-7 nos
  • Jaggery : 500 gm , add more if the banana is not sweet enough
  • Ghee: 3 Tbsp + 3Tbsp
  • Coconut milk (first milk): 1 cup
  • Coconut milk (second milk): 1 cup
  • Cardamom: 3/4-1 tsp (or more if you like)
  • Cashews: 8-10 (or more if you like)
  • Coconut pieces: 1-3 Tbsp
  • Raisins: 8-10 (or more if you like)
Cuisine: Cooking time: 45 mins Serving: 8 people



Initial preparations:

  • Cook the ripe banana in a pressure cooker for 4-5 whistles, or until it is cooked well.
  • Remove the skin and the black root in the middle of banana, and mash the banana to foam almost like a paste.
  • Melt 2 cup of jaggery in 1 cup of boiling water, once it is completely dissolved remove from the flame, filter the liquid to remove any dirt and keep it aside.
  • Grind the cardamom.
  • Fry the raisins and cashew nuts in 1-2 Tbsp of ghee and keep it aside.


  • Heat the ghee in a pan, once heated add the mashed banana and mix well for 5 minutes.
  • Add the melted jaggery and let it boil well.
  • Now add the second coconut milk, mix well and add little water (say 1/2 cup). If the mix is too thick add more water, stir in between.
  • When it starts thickened, add the first coconut milk and once it starts boiling remove from flame.
  • Add the grounded cardamom and fried raisins, cashew nuts to the prepared payasam, mix well.


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