Sunday, 15 September 2013

Nurukku Gothambu / Broken Wheat Payasam

First of all,  Happy Onam ! May there be peace and prosperity in your lives !!!

We made a special payasam with broken wheat or  Nurukku Gothambu for Onam. This is a simple dish which is made with only a few ingredients.
What you need to prepare Nurukku Gothambu / Broken Wheat Payasam:

  • Broken wheat / Nurukku gothambu / Sooji gothambu -1 cup
  • Jaggery / Sharkara - 400 gms
  • Water - 1 cup
  • Coconut milk - 2 cups
  • Ghee - 1 tbsp
  • Cashew nuts - 10nos
  • Raisins - 2 tbsp
  • Cardamom - 2 pods or a pinch of the powder

Preparation Method :

  • In a pressure cooker, steam cook broken wheat in 1 litre water for up to two whistles.
  • In a pan, boil half a glass of water and add the jaggery. Keep stirring till the jaggery melts.
  • Strain the mixture to get rid of impurities if any.
  • Heat a deep aluminium vessel and empty the cooked broken wheat and jaggery into it.
  • Mix them well and keep stirring continuously to avoid any formation of lumps.
  • After five minutes, add coconut milk and stir continuously. Cook on slow fire for 10 to 15 minutes.
  • Add finely ground cardamom powder or pods and stir well.
  • For garnishing, heat two tablespoons of ghee in a pan.
  • Add cashews, raisins and kopra.
  • When the cashews turn golden brown, empty it into the main preparation.
  • Serve hot or chilled and Enjoy !

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