Mango Payasam is a simple and easy to cook dessert, which I learnt from my grandmother. It is highly nutritious and wholesome too.

What you need

Mango, ripe - 1

Milk - 3 cups

Raw rice - 50 gm

Sugar - 150 gm

For garnishing

Roasted cashews and raisins - 10 each

Ghee, for roasting – a little

Saffron strands - 3-4

Cardamom powder – 1/4 tsp

Cooking instructions

Boil rice in cup of milk in a pressure cooker.

Peel the mango, cut into small pieces and grind to a fine paste.

Boil the remaining two cups of milk in a pressure pan, till it gets reduced to one-and-a-half cups.

Add the mango paste, the boiled rice and sugar to the boiled milk and stir well for few minutes.

Garnish with roasted cashews and raisins, cardamom powder, and saffron strands.

Mango payasam can be served hot or cold.

Sandhya Venugopal is an engineering student with a passion for cooking.

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