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Neipayasam | Sharkara Payasam

Nei Payasam

Traditional Kerala rice pudding with jaggery and grated coconut.

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 30 minutes
Serves: 10 to 12

  1. Raw rice /Unakkalari-1 cup
  2. Jaggery,grated-1 and 1/4 to 1.5 cups
  3. Grated coconut-1.5 cups
  4. Ghee-3 to 4 tbsp
  5. Cardamom powder-3/4 tsp
  6. Dry Ginger powder-1/4 tsp
  7. Water-as required
  8. cashew nuts and raisins-as required


  • Wash rice well ,cook rice in a pressure cooker adding sufficient quantity of water,just until done.Drain and keep aside

  • Combine together grated jaggery and 1/2 cup water in a pan / uruli.( Strain the melted jaggery ,to remove impurities,if required).Cook for few minutes or until it turns slightly thick.

  • Now add cooked rice and mix well.Cook for about 5 minutes,stirring well in between.

  • Add ghee and mix well until combined.Add grated coconut ,mix well and cook for few minutes.

  • Add cardamom,and ginger powder.Mix well until combined. Granish with cashew nuts and raisins.
  • Notes:

    • You can fry cashew nuts and raisins in ghee ,if desired.
    • Adjust the quantity of jaggery according to your taste.
    • As this payasam is very rich,it is usually served in small portions.
    • The quantity of ghee can be adjusted according to your taste.

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    February 15, 2014 at 12:17 am

    Love the presentation in Traditional Bowls for this Traditional Recipe!

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    nandoos kitchen
    February 15, 2014 at 2:57 am

    yummy payasam and lovely presentation.

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    February 15, 2014 at 3:39 pm

    sooo thick and tempting payasam. new to me

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    February 15, 2014 at 4:29 pm

    Authentic recipe, I will try this soon

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    February 16, 2014 at 8:23 pm

    lovely presentation…and with those clicks at each step….

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    October 11, 2016 at 4:35 am

    Nice recipe

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    December 14, 2017 at 3:15 pm

    Seems to be interesting. Let me try

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