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March 1, 2012 by Leanne Vogel August 16, 2014
Payasam; also known as kheer in Northern India, specifically in the Punjabi community, is a rice pudding, traditional in South Asia. It’s made by boiling rice, noodles, or broken wheat with milk and sugar, and flavored with cardamom, raisins, saffron, cashews, pistachios or almonds. Out of all the payasam I enjoyed, coconut, cashew and cinnamon were the most popular. It is typically served during a meal alongside your curries or rice, or consumed alone as a dessert.
Dairy-free, Egg-free, Gluten-free, Refined Sugar-free, Soy-free, Vegan, Vegetarian
To make vegan, sub the ghee for extra virgin coconut oil. It will change the flavor of the dish, but still taste great!
Ghee is made from dairy, but all lactose and casein is removed in the clarification process. Use your own personal judgement when opting for a dairy-free diet. If you’ve chosen to omit, use vegan suggestion above.
HI! I’M LEANNE
Nutrition educator + keto enthusiast. I want to live in a world where every woman loves her body, nourishing fats are enjoyed at every meal, and the word “restriction” isn’t in the dictionary.