A very easy payasam using bread and milk…
At times, the mind goes into a nostalgic mood. While I was browsing through my drafts to decide what to post next, my eyes fell on this bread kheer. The first time I made it was during our last year summer vacation to the US, to carry to my sister’s friend’s home, when she invited us for lunch. It was a public holiday and we had nothing much to do. When she called us for lunch, we were obviously excited, as we could have a day of not cooking anything. Hehe… We decided to carry something sweet and while browsing, I found this easy recipe for making kheer with bread. My sister always buys the double pack of brown bread and it never seems to finish. 😉 Can you tell that I am really missing my U S holiday, especially since she has been sending videos of the fall colors… 😀
The bread kheer turned out really delicious and our host loved it so much, that when I told her that it was bread, she was shocked. I had tried shooting it from my sister’s place but the pictures turned out very much blurred. I remember my nephew standing on top of my head and asking me, “Ummi, do you have shoot everything you cook?” 😀 Oh, I really miss them… Of course, I had to make it again and click it so that I have it ready for the blog. You will realize that this is one of the easiest payasam you can make, since bread is literally an ingredient that needs no cooking and instantly thickens anything that it is added to. I made it more like a pudding so that I could enjoy it scooping with a spoon. To make it drinkable, you can add warm water and adjust its sweetness. It is a very easy dessert to make, and you must for your next sweet craving… 😉
Bread Kheer | Bread Payasam
- 4 slices bread white or milk
- 2 tbsp ghee
- 10-15 cashew nuts
- 2 tbsp raisins
- 500 ml milk
- 1 tbsp semolina optional
- 1/4 tsp cardamom powder
- 1/4 cup condensed milk increase for sweetness
- A pinch of salt
- Take off the sides of the bread. Chop the bread roughly as small as possible.
- In a saucepan, heat the ghee. Briefly fry the cashews and raisins. Drain and set aside.
- Add the chopped bread and fry for a few minutes. Now add the milk, semolina if using, condensed milk, cardamom and salt and mix well.
- Cook on low heat, stirring occasionally till the bread melts and the kheer thickens.
- Add back the cashews and raisins and switch off.
- Enjoy hot or cold, as per liking.