A payasam made with rice ,lychees and milk. A very versatile dessert to go with any type of cuisine .
If you are tired of the regular plantain and jackfruit payasams then this is worth trying as it does not need too much time to cook. My earlier success was with Tender coconut payasam , an easy recipe I would urge u to try , must say it was very well received by my herd.
I know u must be thinking nothing beats traditional ones :)) I too like it and love to stir for hours when there is company in the kitchen but not when everyone is watching t.v and I break my neck in the heat :).My lady friends who manage the kitchen alone understand that feeling very well right!!! :)))
Lychee paysam is somewhere in between phirni and our ari paysam..I got this recipe from youtube. Remember a few days back I told u about the bag of lychees .I tried two recipes the first one being Tender coconut and Lychee pudding.For onam I made a simple ari payasam and spent more time for vada kootu curry- recipe coming soon.
Lychee - 15 (fresh lychee is used here)
Basmathi rice - 1/2 - 3/4 cup
Whole milk- 3 cups
Sugar -3/4 - 1 cup
Heavy whipping cream- 1/2 cup
Almond - 8-10
1. Remove the peel and seed of lychee fruit and discard it .Cut the pulp of each into four. Boil half cup of water and sugar wait until sugar is dissolved then put the lychee pieces into it and boil for another 4 minutes and set aside .
2.Wash the Basmathi rice well and soak it in 1 cup water for one and a half hours.Then grind rice coarsely with the water.
3.In a heavy bottom pan pour the ground rice and milk , boil until the rice is cooked well. Add heavy whipping cream wait until it boils for a minute and then switch off flame and add the sugar syrup along with lychee mix everything well .
4.Crush the almonds and season on top of the payasam . Chill it well and serve.
Payasam stays good up to two days if refrigerated well.
- You may reduce the quantity of rice if u are looking for a slightly runny consistency as the payasam thickens after some time.
All the lovely people out there do let me know if you liked it.