Thursday, February 12, 2009
Aval Payasam in Microwave
I use microwave more for cooking rather than for re-heating. I had never tried making Payasam before and this was going to be my first time. I did not have a clue about the cooking time but then my friend gave me an idea in terms of the number of minutes. I decided to do it based on my gut feeling. It did turn out to be good. But then I was sitting near the microwave and watching it so that my milk would not overflow. My milk did not overflow at all :-) So here we go with the recipe:
Aval or Poha (thin variety) - 1/4 cup (grind into a coarse powder)
Milk - 2 cups
Sugar - 1/2 cup (depending upon the sweetness)
Elachi Powder - 1/2 tsp
Cashewnuts, Raisins - For Garnish
Ghee - For roasting the nuts
In a deep microwave bowl add ghee and microwave for 1 minute. Add cashewnuts and raisins and microwave for 2 minutes. Keep the nuts separately.
In the same bowl, mix milk, aval powder and elachi powder. Boil at 100% power for 8 minutes. Stir once in between. Microwave again at 50% power for 7 minutes. Add sugar and microwave at 50% power for 8 minutes. Allow to stand for 5 minutes.
Garnish with the roasted nuts.
Aval Payasam is ready and Yummy!!!
Note: The number of minutes might vary by 1-2 minutes depending upon your microwave's power outage.
This is going to EFM - Microwave Recipes
and also to MEC Puddings Srivallis MEC Announcement