Recipe: Autumn Vibes With Caramel Payasam!

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Autumn Vibes With Caramel Payasam!

South indian, Dessert

330 calories/serving
30 mins
"A wind has blown the rain away
and blown the clear sky away!
the leaves fall, the trees stand strong.
I think, I too, have known autumn too long." J Cummings
The splendid time of the year….Autumn dresses up everything in gold, crimson, orange and brown!!
So, featuring delicious, brown Caramel Payasam/ rice pudding
to set the mood just right!!
The nutty, bitter flavor of caramel, the mild sweetness, the crunch of roasted nuts and mushy rice make it an ideal choice to call it a day!!


1. Soak 1/2 cup of small grained rice in water for 3-4 hours or overnight.

2. Boil 1.5 litres of milk in a pan.

3. In another heavy bottom pan, heat 1 tsp of ghee. add the rice and roast it for a few minutes, stiring it continuously.

4. Now add the boiled milk and let it cook for 15-20 minutes until the rice is completely cooked.

5. Once done, keep it aside to cool a bit.

6. To make the caramel, in another pan, heat 1 tbsp of ghee and add 1/2 cup sugar (or according to preference)

7. Keep stiring it continuously until you see a dark brown sticky liquid. now add 1/4 cup warm water. (cover immediately for a few seconds to avoid splashing hot liquid).

8. Stir continuously until the water and caramel are mixed evenly.

9. Add the caramel to the kheer along with 2 tsp cardamom powder and 2 tbsp each of toasted almonds, cashews and raisins. mix well.

10. Keep the pan on heat again and cook for another 3-4 minutes until you see a golden brown colour!

Tadaaa!!! hot, warm or chilled caramel payasam is ready to win hearts!