- 2 cup dried rice (unakkalari)
- 1\2 kg jaggery
- water(as required)
- 1\2 cup ghee
- crushed cardamom (to taste)
- 2 tsp coconut cut into small pieces
- 2 tsp raisins
- 1 tsp sesame seeds
Cook the rice along with water and a little ghee. When it is half cooked put the jaggery(crushed). Stir it well until it melts. Add a spoon of full ghee frequently. Stir it until it becomes thick. Heat 2 tsp ghee in a pan. Fry the coconut to golden brown. Put the raisins and sesame into it. Pour this into the payasam. Mix it well by adding cardamom also.
- Banana pieces fried in ghee can also be included.