Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Genesina Payasa (Sweet potato Payasa)

For this month's SYS-W December series my secret ingredient was milk. I wanted to do a quick and easy dessert and when I was scratching my head what to do, one of my relatives suggested this recipe.. Well I am not a big fan of Genasu unless it is deep fried!! and had never made this recipe.. But in the spirit of new year decided to try it..

Source: Laxmikantha Tantry

You Need:
Genasu (sweet potato) - peeled and cubed (1 cm) 2 cups
Milk- 1/2 ltr
Sugar - 4 tbsp
Ghee - 2 tbsp
Cashew - broken 1 tbsp
Kishmish - 1 tbsp
Cardamom powder - 1 tsp 

Cook the genasu pieces with 1/2 cup water on high in the microwave for 4-5 mins
Take out and strain
Ensure the genasu is not completely cooked. It should get cut into 2 if you try to cut with a spoon but should not dis-integrate.
Keep the milk for boiling
Add sugar
Stir and add the boiled genasu
cook on high flame for ~ 5 mins stirring in between
Remove from heat
Take 2 tbsp of genasu pieces and mash them nicely
Add it into the payasa
Heat the ghee in a pan
Fry the cashew and khishmish
Add along with the ghee to the payasa
Stir well
Add the cardamom powder and mix
Serve hot.
Enjoy :)

1 comment:

Vijayalakshmi Dharmaraj said...

wow lovely dessert... Superb yummy kheer...