Posted by Anjus on Jan - 13 - 2016 under Dessert, Kerala dishes, Onam, Payasam, Sweets, Tamilnadu dishes, Vegetarian
  • Rava (semolina) - 1/2 cup
  • Milk - 3-4 cups
  • Sugar -  1/2 cup (add more if you need to make
  • Cardamom (crushed) - 2 pods
  • Ghee - 1 Tablespoon
  • Cashew nut pieces  - as you like
  • Raisin - as you like
  • Water - based on the consistency
Cuisine: Cooking time: 20 mins Serving: 4 people

Rava / semolina / payasam

Rava / Semolina Payasam

Rava / Semolina Payasam


  1. In a pan roast the cashews, raisins in ghee. Keep it aside
  2. To the same ghee add the rava (semolina), roast it in medium heat for 2 minutes. Make sure it does not get over cooked.
  3. Meantime boil milk on another pan, along with the sugar and 1/2 cup of water.
  4. Pour the boiled milk in the roasted semolina slowly and mix it well to avoid any lumps.
  5. Cook it in medium heat for  6-8 minutes, or until the rava cooked to the consistency you need. You may add boiled water if it is too thick.
  6. Add cardamom powder, and roasted cashew, raisins and stir well.
Rava / Semolina Payasam

Rava / Semolina Payasam

Serve hot.

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