My first sweet dish of the season. Godumai Rava Payasam And a very Happy Ugadi to all you folks out there. Every dish that I am making for this series has a connection with my family either my mother or my grandmothers or some family tradition that we follow.
This payasam, was made by my grandmother when I was in college. She made this to pep me up when I was down for some reason. This was made in a jiffy and sure did bring a smile on to my face. These days I realise that my cooking is highly influenced by my grandmother.
Off to the recipe
Wheat rava - 1 cup
Jaggery - 1 cup ( broken into small pieces )
Cashew and raisin - 2 tbsp
Ghee - 2 tbsp
Boiled and cooled milk - 1 cup
In a heavy bottomed vessel, cook the wheat rava in minimal water.
When the rava is cooked well, add the broken jaggery and keep mixing well
When the jaggery and rava are mixed well
Take it away from the flame and let it cool
In another pan, heat a little ghee and roast the raisins first followed by the cashews.
PS: Always roast them seperately and not together
Add this to the rava jaggery mixture and mix well
When it is completely cooled add the boiled milk and mix well again