Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Paal Vazhakka/Sago payasam

Paal vazhakka is my husbands fav recipe. When ever I speak something about payasam it ends in pal vazhakka from his side. I had never tasted this before.So today I thought why not prepare that...I rang my MIL and took down the recipe and made it.It was a great hit.
My husband loved it and I too am a fan of it now...

Sago/Sabudana-1/2 cup
Milk-4 cups
Ripe plantain-1(Nendra pazham)
Raisins few
Ghee-2 tsp
Cardomom powder-pinch

Method Of Preparation:
1. Cook the sago with milk till it gets soft.
2. Add sugar to that and cook for some minutes.Add cardomom powder.Turn off the heat.
3. Fry the raisins in ghee and add that to the cooked sago.
4. Cut the banana to small pieces and add that to the payasam when it is still hot and mix well.
5. Serve hot.

1.I cooked the sago and milk in pressure cooker for one whistle on medium heat but if cooking it in separate vessel add water and cook it to medium soft.once it is done add milk and cook completely.
2. See that you don't overcook sago.Keep checking it as there is only a small gap between cooked and overcooked.If overcooked it becomes too thick and sticky.You wont like it.
3. Sago increases in quantity once use accordingly.


  1. I love all types of kheer this kheer looks special too.....

  2. payasam is my favorite the way u made it
    Super Yummy Recipes

  3. i have a heard a lot about this payasam..but never tried it by myself..looks yum...

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