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Paal ada Payasam (Milk dessert)

Paal ada Payasam (Milk dessert)

A very simple milk and rice pudding (milk dessert), Paal ada payasam (or pal ada payasam) is a popular Kerala dessert dish served after meals/feast during festivals & weddings.


  • Paal ada /Rice pasta bits (3 tbsp)
  • Milk (1 liter)
  • Sugar(1/2 cup)
  • Cardamom powder (1/2 tsp)
  • Ghee/Clarified butter( 1/2 tsp)


  1. Boil milk in a wide open vessel, add paal ada/Rice pasta bits, sugar and stir continuously for 45 minutes.
  2. The milk will start to thicken and color will change to pinkish.
  3. Add cardamom powder, ghee, mix ell. Switch off the flame.

Paal ada payasam is now ready to be served at room temperature or chilled. Enjoy!

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