Ananya Panday and Vijay Deverakonda are leaving no stone unturned to create a buzz around their upcoming film Liger. The two have been travelling to different corners of the country to promote their film in a full-fledged manner. They also visited Kochi and shared glimpses of their gastronomic adventures from there. Apart from enjoying the traditional sadya meal served on banana leaves, it's Ananya's sweet indulgence that grabbed all our attention. The actress has shared a video on Instagram giving us a sneak peek into her dessert diaries. In the clip, she could be seen diving into her third bowl of mouth-watering payasam presumably after a wholesome meal. Meanwhile, we saw her co-star Vijay catching Ananya in the moment acknowledging her love for food.
For those who don't know, Payasam is basically a traditional sweet dish from the southern part of India. It resembles a pudding typically made using rice cooked with milk, sugar and dry fruits among other ingredients. Yes, it's also known as kheer in other parts of the country.
Revealing more details about the incident and Vijay's comment, Ananya mentioned, "VD : “Enjoy enjoy no hurry” while I devour my third payasam Kochiiiii - Enikke ninne ishtamanu," in the caption.
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If Ananya Panday's sweet delight reminded you of the goodness of payasam, maybe it's an indication that you should treat yourself to this desi dessert. There are many ways to cook payasam. For further detail regarding the same, you can refer to the recipes below:
This recipe caters to nutritious moong dal cooked with flavours coconut milk, cardamom and cinnamon. It is simply the best dessert to make at home after a hearty meal. This is an easy-to-cook recipe and the delicacy doesn't take much time to get ready.
Have you tried the authentic sheer khurma from Muslim households during Eid? Well, this desi dessert is similar to that dessert. Semiya payasam is cooked with vermicelli noodles, milk sweetened with sugar and a lot of dry fruits.
3) Paal payasam
This classic recipe of payasam never disappoints. If you don't want to play around much with ingredients and wish to stick to a classic, simple recipe, go for paal payasam. This creamy dessert will satiate your sweet tooth.
This sweet dish is popular in the state of Karnataka and makes for a perfect treat for festivals like Ugadi. Made with poppy seeds, coconut and jaggery, gasagase payasam is heavenly. The flavours of crunchy dry fruits and nuts will leave you craving.
If you have carrots at home, don't just stay limited to gajar ka halwa or other such food items. Instead, you can also try some tasty carrot payasam. This Kerala-lite delicacy is made with carrots, milk, sugar, ghee and a bunch of raisins and cashews.
Don't forget to try your hands at these recipes and share them with your family members.