Monday, October 29, 2007

Godhi Paayasa - Cracked Wheat Pudding

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Well, not necessarily!
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Well, create one, you lazy!!
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My dear readers, Let me not bother you further with my But's and well's.

I made Godhi Paayasa (Cracked Wheat Pudding) last week when we had some friends over for a dinner party. They sure did like it. I hope you will too.

Ingredients (serves 4):

Cracked Wheat: 1 Cup
Jaggery: 1/2 Cup
Milk: 2 Cups
Butter/Ghee: 2 spoons
Cardamom Powder (elachi): a pinch for aroma
Ghee Fried cashewnuts and Raisins: few

  • Dry roast the cracked wheat grains for about 3-4 mins on medium heat or until the raw smell of the grains goes away.
  • Pressure cook the grains with water just enough to cook the wheat. (You can use 1:1 water and milk)
  • Heat a cooking pot on medium or medium high. Add Ghee/Butter. Fry cashews and raisins in the ghee till golden brown and keep aside.
  • Add the cooked cracked wheat grains and also jaggery. (Use jaggery as per your sweet requirement.) Add in milk and cook until it begins to boil. Stir intermittently.
  • Once the jaggery is dissolved, add in a pinch of cardamom powder for the aroma. Also add in fried cashews and raisins. Add in more milk/water depending on the consistency you desire.
  • Turn off the heat.

Cracked Wheat Pudding/Godhi paayasa can be either served hot or can be served cold. I like it to savor it after its been refrigerated for few hours. Umm..... :)


Asha said...

Looks yum! I make similar with Rava, same as cracked Wheat too but just smaller grain!:))
Happy Monday, hugs.

Sirisha Kilambi said...

Grihini...the paysam looks very delectable and its very healthy too....will give it a try :-)

Archana Pritish said...

Hey.. yummy godhi paayasa...!!

Grihini said...

Asha: I have to try with Rava too. I mom makes it.. it will b good too

Sirisha, Archana; thanks for visiting. try this and let me know if u liked it.

bee said...

my mom used to make this all the time. i miss it. i like it more than the rice payasam.

sagari said...

hi thanks for stopping at my blog your paayasam looks really yummy

Roopa said...

yum godi payasa my favorite. pressure cooking is a great ip i never tried that. Will try it :)

Taste of Mysore said...

Hi Grihini, I love this godhi huggi. But I have not seen whole wheat grains to make them. I am drooling over it now. Spring rolls looks good too. :)