Thursday, January 19, 2017

Bellam Paramannam/Annam Payasam/Andhra Style Jaggery Rice Pudding

Bellam Paramannam is a sweet rice pudding prepared basically with rice and it is served as a prasadam/offering to God in most of the homes in Andhra. This pudding is especially prepared on most of the special occasions and festivals like Sankranti. Usually prepared with rice and milk, this pudding can be sweetened either with sugar or jaggery which is later garnished with fried raisins or cashews. Paramannam can be served hot or cold as a dessert. This dish is also called or known as Annam payasam, Paramannam, Bellam Pongali however this pudding is definitely a royal treat to whoever love Indian style puddings.

Annam Payasam, Bellam Pongali, Sweet Rice pudding

Am running this week's blogging marathon with 'Festival Special', obviously this fantastic Bellam paramannam goes to this week's theme. Paramannam means Ultimate Food or Food of the Gods and this dish is definitely a fantastic ultimate food. We enjoyed thoroughly this dish as i prepared this Bellam Paramannam for Pongal as prasadam/offering to the God. Kids enjoyed thoroughly when served cold though my favourite was mildly hot Paramannam. Give a try if you want a rich and creamy pudding.

Annam Payasam, Bellam Paramannam

Recipe Source: Cooking With Siri
1/2cup Rice
1cup Full Fat Milk
2cups Water
1/2cup Jaggery
1tbsp Ghee
Few Cashewnuts

Wash and soak the rice in water for 15 minutes.

Cook the rice with two cups of water until the rice turns tender, add milk and mix well.

Cook for few more minutes, stir frequently. Put off the stove.

Bellam Paramannam, Andhra Rice Pudding

Add the jaggery, mix once, let it sit and mix again well.

Dont heat this mixture immediately, else the milk may curdled.

Melt the ghee in a small pan, fry the cashew nuts and add this fried nuts to the pudding.

Stir and serve.

Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing this BM#72


Pavani said... Reply To This Comment

Love this traditional and delicious annam payasam. Looks awesome.

Srivalli said... Reply To This Comment

Looks awesome Priya, can have a big bowl anytime..:)

cookingwithsapana said... Reply To This Comment

So delicious looking payasam.

Nadji said... Reply To This Comment

Un pudding de riz qui me plait beaucoup. J'en mangerai avec grand plaisir.
A bientôt

Sandhya Ramakrishnan said... Reply To This Comment

Chakkara pongal from any cuisine is my all time favorite. Combine the jaggery and the rice and I will happily feast on it.

Srividhya said... Reply To This Comment

Delicious. Love that shot.

Smruti Ashar said... Reply To This Comment

Such a traditional and delicious recipe. Perfect!

Sandhiya said... Reply To This Comment

Ghee floating on top makes me mouth watering.Looks so delicious.

Harini R said... Reply To This Comment

Looks so tempting. One of my fav.

Unknown said... Reply To This Comment

all time favorite looks so yummm...