A sweet delicacy. Prepared with milk, rice and garnished with raisins and cashewnut fried in ghee is a delight for the palate.
The payasam is made in different flavours. Ask the hotel to arrange.
Palpayasam is an essential ingredient during all special occassions and religious feasts. In Kerala temples palpayasam is considered as an auspicious offering for deities. The palpayasam of Ambalapuzha Srikrishna temple deserves special mention in this regard. For Kerala weddings normally there will be two desserts of palpayasam and another dessert made using jaggery.
Simple yet tasty, palpayasam can be made in a few minutes and could make a handy dessert for the unexpected guests too. Just mix equal proportions of water and milk and boil. Add rice and cook well and when done you can add the remaining milk, condensed milk and sugar. To enhance its flavour cardamom powder can also be added.
We bet, you would fall in love with this sweet delight that is easily available in all restaurants and hotels. If you happen to be in Kerala during August, September, the whole state will be going abuzz with Onam trade fairs and food festivals, where you can sample various types of desserts that are unique to Kerala. It has a short shelf life and is best taken fresh. However, you can preserve it for a couple of days in refrigerator. No matter whether you have a sweet tooth or not, you would not be able to resist this sweet dish for long.