I went straight to Rajani’s blog for today’s letter. She did an A-Z Kerala Sadya recipes for one of the previous mega marathons and I knew she will have the perfect dish with the letter W. Rajani didn’t disappoint me, this Wheat payasam, Kerala style with coconut milk was so decadent and delicious.
This payasam is made with cracked wheat or broken wheat, sweetened with jaggery and simmered in coconut milk. I used fine bulgur wheat and it worked just perfect for this recipe.
Traditionally coconut milk is made fresh in Kerala households. But I find the whole process tedious and time consuming, so I used canned coconut milk. I mixed it with some water to make thin coconut milk and used it as is for thick coconut milk.
I loved how creamy and delicious this payasam turned out. It tastes great when served warm or even chilled. I told myself this is health food — cracked wheat, coconut milk and jaggery are healthy ingredients– right?? I slurped up most of the payasam myself 🙂