Thursday, February 7, 2008

Banana Payasam

You will need:

  • 2 ripe bananas(mash it nicely)
  • ¼ cup sugar(can increase or decrease according to your taste)
  • ¼ cup sago(javvarisi)
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 cup water
  • 1 tbsp custard powder(optional)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract(optional)
  • ¼ tsp cardamom powder
  • 2 tbsp clarified butter(ghee)/butter
  • 2 tbsp chopped nuts(cashews and almonds)
  • 2 tbsp golden raisins
  • pinch of salt
Step 1:

Heat water in a pan and add sago to it. Let it cook till it become tender.It took more than 20 mins in medium heat.

Step 2:

In a non-stick pan heat ghee. When its hot add nuts and saute it till it become brown color. Using a slotted spoon take the nuts when its ready and keep it aside. In the same ghee saute raisins till it become balloon structure and keep it aside with nuts.

Step 3:

In the same ghee add mashed bananas and saute it till it become nice brown color. Now add milk, cardamom powder and sugar to it and allow it to boil. Let it boil for 5 mins in medium heat.

Step 4:

Take some cold milk in a cup and add custard powder to it and mix it nicely. Then add this custard liquid to the above banana mixture. In this way you can avoid formation of lumps.

Step 5:

Check for salt and add the cooked sago along with the water to it and allow it to boil till you get your desired consistency.

When its warm add vanilla extract and check for sugar. Finally garnish with roasted nuts and raisins. Super fast dessert is ready..


If you like very liquid consistency you can add more milk /water. I like thick consistency, so i boiled it till i get nice thick consistency. Its purely your choice!!!!!

You can make this payasam without sago also. Or you can substitute sago with vermicelli too..

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