Persian Payasam
Recipe type: Desserts
Cuisine: Malabar - Indian
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Serves: 3
A rich payasam with nuts and dates
  • 75 gms almonds
  • 50 gms cashew nuts
  • 1 tbsp ghee
  • 6 dates, deseeded and chopped
  • 750 ml full fat milk
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • 2 tbsp condensed milk
  • A big pinch of saffron strands
  1. Grind the almonds and cashew nuts into a powder.
  2. Heat ghee in a saucepan. Add the ground nuts powder and saute till a nice aroma comes.
  3. Add the dates and saute for a couple of minutes
  4. Pour in the milk and allow it to come to a rolling boil. Keep stirring occassionally.
  5. Add the sugar and continue to cook till the mixture reduces to ¾ and the mixture thickens.
  6. Add the condensed milk and safrron strands and cook for another five minutes.
  7. Serve warm or cold garnished with chopped almonds. Tastes awesome both ways!
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