Coconut & Dates Payasam

Who says Social Networking is just a means to kill time. The status messages & posts  can give you a food for thought LOL...and new ideas too. Something similar happened with me when one of my friend ,who also happens to be a cooking enthusiast, posted about Payasam. So I decided that this weekend i am surely going to make something similar. Also, I had to make some use of the Rakshbandhan Nariyal so i made this Coconut & Dates Payasam recipe which was very well appreciated . Take a look at the recipe:

  • 1 cup freshly grated coconut
  • 10 Dates (soaked in milk or water for 2-3 hrs)
  • 11/2 cup full cream milk
  • 1 medium katori grated Jaggery
  • 1 teaspoon Cardamom Powder
  • Ghee
  • 1/2 katori finely chopped dry fruits(Cashews, Almonds, Charoli , Raisins)
Preparation Time: 15 mins.

Cooking Time: 25 mins


  •  Mash the soaked dates and keep them aside.
  • Boil the milk in a thick bottom pan for 5 mins. Add mashed dates and grated coconut. Boil for another 5-7 minutes.
  • Now add grated jaggery and chopped dry fruits.Mix well. 
  • Let the mixture boil on medium flame till the jaggery completely dissolves in milk and the coconut is cooked.
  • Make sure to stir it regularly to make sure the jaggery is not stuck at the bottom.
  • After the mixture is cooked, it will give a rich sweet aroma. At this point , add cardamom powder and switch off the gas.
  • Serve hot with a garnishing of Pure Ghee.
 Happy Cooking !!

Chandana Mungre Kashid
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