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Arisi Tengaay Payasam

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Arisi Tengaay Payasam
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  • A quick and easy fix for your sweet cravings, here's for the traditional Iyenger style payasam recipe. Rice cooked in the flavors of jaggery, coconut and cardamom.


  • 150 gm raw rice
  • 250 - 300 gm jaggery
  • 25 - 50 gm poppy seeds (optional)
  • 1 big coconut, finely grated
  • A pinch cardamom, finely powdered
  • Raisins, for garnishing


  1. Soak rice and poppy seeds separately in water for about 3 hours.
  2. Grind them along with freshly grated coconut adding water to make a fine paste.
  3. Mix with required quantity of water to get the desired consistency.
  4. Make sure its not too diluted. place this on the stove. Keep stirring carefully on medium flame until the mixture starts thickening.
  5. Add jaggery and make sure it dissolves completely in the mixture. Keep stirring until the mixture is of the right consistency like a porridge neither too thick nor too thin.
  6. Sprinkle some finely powdered cardamom for flavour.
  7. Garnish with raisins and serve.
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