Jaggery (Vella) Payasam

This payasam is an eternal favorite and always made for Lord Ayyappa on Saturdays and for festivals like Pongal. Its also called Ven Pongal.


Jaggery: 1 n half cup grated

Rice: 1 cup

Water: 1/4th cup

Cardamoms: 1-2 crushed

Cashews and Raisins: a few

Ghee: 3-4 tbsp



Cook the rice with 2 n half cups of water. If it becomes mushy, great for the payasam.

Grate the jaggery and add 1/4th cup of water and let it get dissolved. Strain for impurities.

Add the crushed cardamoms and rice to the jaggery and mix well till it gets nicely incorporated.

Heat ghee in another pan, and fry the cashews and raisins and add to the payasam.

Add the remaining Ghee and mix well.



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