Gothambu Payasam |Broken-Cracked Wheat Payasam!
Happy Onam! How are your Onam Preparation going? Did you put Pookalam, Are you making Sadya?
Y’day, I got the request for this recipe from my well-wisher and a loyal reader Sheeba Shinoj. She wanted to make Gothambu Payasam tommorrow.She said one thing she noticed about my past sadya recipes is that I haven’t posted Gothumbu Payasam recipes till date, which is very popular payasam in Kerala Sadya.
Yes I agree…reason behind that is my hubby 🙂 he will never allow me to make this coz he is a die-hard fan of Palada and always looked down at this poor gothambu payasam.:) However this time I decided and made it. So here you go Sheeba. This is for you and for all my lovely readers and friends.
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How to make Gothambu Payasam Recipe – Broken/Cracked Wheat Payasam Recipe
Take a 1 1/2 fresh coconut, grate it finely. In a blender or food processor, add the grated coconut with 1 cup of hot water and process for a minute, then squeeze it for milk. This gives you 1 cup thick milk.
Return coconut to processor and add 2 cup hot water and process for couple of minutes and squeeze it for milk in separate bowl. This gives you 1 cup thin milk.
Buy 1 (400ml) can of thick coconut milk, shake well and pour 1/2 contents in a bowl and mix with 1 cup er (i.e. same quantity of water). Remaining milk in can is thick milk.
Mix 25 g instant coconut milk powder with 200 ml water for thin coconut milk.
Mix 25 g instant coconut milk powder with 100 ml water for thick coconut milk.
- Nurukku Gothambu / Cracked Wheat / Broken Wheat : 1 cup
- Jaggery : 500 grms/2 cups /if using cubes 15 cubes or according to your taste preference.
- Semi medium Thick Coconut milk - 2nd extract /Randaampal : 1 cup or if you using store bought can : ½ can diluted with 2 cups of water. (see the method given below if you are using fresh coconut milk)
- Thick Coconut milk - 1st extract /Onnampaal : ½ cup
- Cardamom powder : ¼ tsp
- Dry ginger powder /Chukku Podi : ¼ tsp
- Cumin powder /Jeeraka Podi : ¼ tsp
- Coconut Pieces (cut into very small bits) /Thengakothu (preferably copra) : 1 tbsp
- Cashew nuts : 10-15 nos
- Raisins /Unakka Mundhiri : 1 tbsp
- Ghee /Clarified Butter : 2 tbsp or as required
- Heat 1 tsp ghee in a pressure cooker. First fry the coconut pieces until brown and drain on to a paper towel and set aside. Fry the raisins until plump and drain. Add in the cashews and fry until golden brown and drain on to a paper towel and set all these aside.
- Now add the Nurukku gothumbu and fry for a minutes or so and add 3.5 to 4 cups of water pressure cooker for 2 whistles or until soft. After the pressure settles, open the cooker.
- Meanwhile melt the jaggery in 2 cup water in a pan over medium low heat and keep on stirring till it is fully melted (almost the consistency of honey) It would not take more than 10-15 mins.
- Transfer the cooked cracked wheat to an uruli (Kerala style shallow kadai used for making payasam) or a wide mouthed heavy bottomed pan . Strain the jaggery syrup and add the cooked cracked wheat. Mi x well and cook for a few minutes over medium heat.
- Add 2 tbsp of ghee to prevent it from sticking to the bottom of the uruli.
- Add the semi thick coconut milk /2nd extract/Randaampal; mix well and boil again stirring continuously over medium-low heat for about 8 - 10 minutes or until the mixture thickens.
- Finally add the Thick Coconut milk - 1st extract /Onnampaal and cook for a minute at low heat and switch off the flame. Keep stirring until the milk is incorporated. (Note: Do not boil the coconut milk, boiling will result in separated coconut milk.)
- Switch off the stove add cumin powder, dry ginger powder and cardamom powder. Mix well.
- Finally add the fried cashews, fried raisins, coconut bits/thengakothu.
- Delicious Gothumbu Payasam is ready to serve...Serve warm or cold and Enjoy!
Hope you will all try this Gothambu Payasam/Broken-Cracked Wheat Payasam, don’t forget to share your opinion! Once again wishing all of you Happy and Blessed Onam!
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