Thursday, September 12, 2013

Sweet potato paayasam/Madhura kizhangu paayasam (Serves 4)

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Sweet potato paayasam

ONAM, the much awaited grand festival of Kerala is fast approaching and households in the villages of Kerala are busy preparing for the grand family unions and sumptuous feasts. Here I am with a unique, easy and delicious paayasam you can add onto your onam recipe list this year to make it a grand feast. This sweet potato paayasam tastes very similar to the parippu paayasam and is best served warm..Hope you all will like it and wish you all a Happy and eventful Onam 2013! Please click on the pookalam/Floral design picture to view all other ona sadhya recipes featured on Pazham Pappadam Paaysam..


1. Sweet potato 2 cups, boiled and mashed
2. Jaggery 1 ½ cup, grated
3. Cashew nuts ¼ cup
4. Roasted vermicelli 2 tablespoon
5. Ghee 1 tablespoon
6. 2% milk 1 cup
7. Heavy whipping cream ¼ cup
8. Water 1 cup


  • Boil 1 cup water in a pan and add the grated jaggery. Bring to a boil and cook until the volume reduces to half.
  • Add the boiled and mashed sweet potato to this and cook till boiling.
  • Now add the cashew nuts and milk. Mix well to combine and cook again till boiling.
  • Switch off flame and add ghee and heavy whipping cream. Mix well and transfer to a serving bowl.
  • Decorate with roasted vermicelli and enjoy!

This recipe was featured in the first edition of Malayali magazine.


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