Gothambu Payasam recipe#Cracked/Broken wheat Kheer recipe


Author: Riya Tiju
Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 6-8
THings needed
  • Broken wheat - 1 cup
  • Water - 4 cups
  • Jaggery - 500 gms
  • Water - ½ cup
  • Medium thick coconut milk - 2-3 cups
  • Thick coconut milk - 1/2 - 1 cup
  • Crushed Cardamom - 3(use only seeds and remove pods)
  • Ghee - 3 tsp
  • Cashew nuts- ¼ cup
  • Raisins - ¼ cup
  • Thengakothu (bite size coconut pieces) - ½ cup


  • Wash and clean the cracked wheat and Soak it in water for 30 mins.Then pressure cook this cracked wheat with 4 cups of water for 3 whistles.
  • Mean time,melt jaggery in a pan with little water.
  • Heat a heavy bottom pan(uruli),add lit ghee and add strained jaggery syrup.
  • Add cooked wheat to the jaggery syrup and mix gently.
  • Add medium consistency coconut milk and heat this until boils.Gently stir the content in order to avoid the sticking at the bottom.
  • When it starts boiling,reduce the flame and stir gently for 2-3 minutes.Add cardamom powder and finally add thick coconut milk and stir gently for 1 minute.Switch off the flame and (move out the pan to the counter top if you are using a coil).
  • Check the sugar level  and colour of the payasam.If you need more,you can add more...The colour of the payasam purely depends on the colour and type of the jaggery.
  • Heat another pan,add ghee and fry coconut pieces(thenga kothe),cashews and raisins.Add this fried items to the payasam.
                                       Broken/cracked wheat 
  • Always stir gently while making any payasam in order to avoid the sticking to the bottom.
  • Use fresh coconut milk for good taste.
  • This wheat payasam get thickened while sitting more time.So try to have this on the same day.Or if you are having on the next day,add hot milk to loosen it.
  • Also you can add cow's milk to this cooked wheat and make a porridge for kids  with sugar which helps them to gain weight.
How to get coconut milk from fresh coconut.

  • Use 1/2 of  a fresh coconut and grind this  fresh grated coconut  in a mixxie to form a paste.seive this paste and collect the milk(this is thick enough and called as 1st milk).
  • Add luke warm water to the seived coconut and grind again.Seive for the 2nd time and you get the medium consistency coconut milk and called as 2 nd milk.
  • Again add luke warm water to the seived coconut and grind again for 30 sec.Strain again this and you will get thin coconut milk called as 3rd milk.
Have a Happy Navaratri festival those who are celebrating.
Enjoy this sweet payasam or kheer as my treat 

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