Rava/Sooji/Semolina - 3 tbsp
Milk-2 & 1/2 cups
Sugar - 1/4 cup
Fried cashew nuts & raisins - together1 tbsp
Powdered nutmeg-a pinch
Cardamom -4 powdered
Saffron -a pinch
Heat ghee in a pan add the rava.In low flame roast the rava till light brown & you get a nice smell.Switch off the stove.
Boil water & milk in a pan.Pour this boiling milk into the fried rava mix well to make sure there are no lumps.
Now switch on the stove & cook the mixture in low flame till its cooked.Don't forget to stir in between.
Lower the flame & add the sugar,crushed cardamom powder & nutmeg.Cook for couple more minutes & switch off the stove.
Mix the fried nuts into the payasam.
Garnish with saffron & serve them hot or warm.
a) The whole procedure is exactly how you make the rava upma.
b) Switch off the flame when still watery,it gets thicker later.If too thick add boiling milk to the payasam mix & serve.
c) Adjust sugar according to your taste.Condensed milk can be added for extra taste.
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