Happy Happy New Year to all Foodies out there.
I know I am surprised too, how time flies by.I have been out of blogging for a while now and so much things have happened in my life in the mean time.But I haven't stopped cooking though!.Now I am at a better position (I Hope) to continue my passion.So decided I will try my level best to post at least one recipe per week (one of my 2011 resolution :) ).
So my first recipe to share this year would be Banana Payasam, a famous dessert from Kerala.
Nenthra pazham : 2 ( well riped)
Jagarry/Sarkarai : 1 cup (grated)
Coconut milk : 1 can
Cashew nuts, golden raisins : as needed
Cardamom/Elakkai : 2 numbers
Ghee : 2 tbsp
Javvarisi/Sabudhana - 1 handful
Water - as needed
1. In a pan, heat ghee and saute sliced bananas until they are almost darkish brown.Mash them well with a fork and keep aside.
2. In a pan boil javvarisi about 2 cups of water.
3.Once it is cooked enough, add shredded jaggery and mix well.If needed add water just enough.Make sure there is no lumps are there.
4.Reduce the flame and add coconut milk and mix well.At this point do little taste test and if needed add more jaggery.
5.Finally add the mashed banana and mix well.Bring this to a boil and switch of the heat.
6.Fry Cashews, raisin and cardamom in ghee and pour over the payasam for garnish.