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Monday, September 29, 2014

BlackRice Recipe/Payasam

    "Black rice" plays a major role in china and Burma cuisine .Our ancestors were traders in Burma and carried this wonderful rice to chettinad .In Chettinad ,Black Rice "Kavuni arisi" present in almost every occasion,normally a pudding will be made with black rice ,sugar and cardamom , such a simple and rich .

   Whatever occasion or festival there should be one kind of this Payasam/Kheer present along with the meal in India .There are so many variation you can make to this  Payasam recipe, change colours by using food colours or adding fruit to make fruit pudding etc.

I keep saying Payasam/Kheer .

What is payasam /kheer/phirni?
  "Payasam" is nothing but "kheer" in north India  and "phirni" in south Asia made with boiling sabudana,semiya,poha,broken wheat ,rice in milk and sugar.. flavoured with cardamom ,nuts,dried fruits etc  .
    This black rice payasam is done in the same way for navarathri prasad (offering to god) .Keep on stirring the kheer otherwise it will stick to the bottom .I added cranberries instead of  dried grapes/raisins ,you can add raisins too .You can add cashew nuts instead of badam.You can substitute black rice with regular rice as well to give a twist to the recipe.

Some other payasam
  1. Oats payasam
  2. Javarisi payasam(sabudana)
  3. Parruppu payasam(pasiparupu) 
Black Rice Payasam

Preparation time:3 hours(soaking)
cooking time:20 min

  • 3 tbsp black rice/kavuni arisi
  • 1 tbsp grated coconut/thengai
  • 4 tbsp sugar
  • 2 1/2 cup milk(i used 2 percent milk)/paal
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tsp ghee/nei
  • 5 almonds(chopped)
  • few dried grapes/cranberries
  • 1 cardamom(i didn't use it )/elakai/elachi
Arisi Payasam

  • Soak black rice in hot water for 3 hours.
Soaked black rice

  • Grind black rice and coconut to a  fine paste .
Grind it along with coconut

  • Mix this paste to milk .
  • Add 1 cup of water to it as well to the milk.
Add milk to it

  • Keep on stirring for 15 min or until it becomes thick.
  • Add sugar to it and stir for 5 more minutes.
  • Heat a tava add ghee to it .
  • Add chopped badam and cranberries and saute it for a min.
Fry nuts and dried fruits

  • Add this to kheer and stir it well.
  • Finally add the powdered cardamom .
  • Switch off the stove and cool it down.
  • Serve it as prasad /neivedhyam.
Kheer ready

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  1. I will check out in my grocery shop about this rice Sathya

  2. wow all time my fav. phirini looking awesome dear

  3. I have never heard of black rice... looks so tempting...

  4. Wow, am in love with this kavunarisi payasam, cant wait to make some.

  5. Looks tempting and sounds healthy too!!!!

  6. I love the payasam color.. Yummy :)

  7. Thank u,I have this rice in my pantry ,Iam going to try now,great clicks,heathy payasam

  8. Wow...lovely black rice payasam... Do check my blog I have the black rice pudding famous recipe in our place... Such a easy and tasty recipe sis.. I am happy to follow your blog. Do visit my blog sometime and share your thoughts!!

  9. This looks so perfect:) this is all what i want when i am stressed- will surly bring smile to my face:)

  10. thats what i call- perfection, this looks soooooo tempting:)

  11. I think we call it black glutinous rice or pulut hitam, usually boiled and served with coconut milk. Nice invention. I definitely gonna try.


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