Oats Payasam or commonly known as kheer is a delicious and creamy Indian pudding that is rich and smooth with beautiful texture coming from bite of oats. The Mango puree deepens the taste quotient of the payasam or kheer.
Oats Payasam came to my rescue the other day when I was down with sinus attack; but my mom was visiting us from India. So I had to make something special not that she expected anything but you know I wanted to kinda impress her.
So its a tradition to make Payasam when you have friends or family visiting you or to mark any special occasion. The traditional one takes more than an hour to two to make. But this one was ready in few minutes. One keeper's recipe.
By the way I have already shared the traditional Paal Payasam with a twist of jelly made in a Pressure Cooker on the blog. You can check that out too.
I would like to share with you all about what makes this Oats Payasam stand out?
One that is so much easier to cook oats. It cooks so quickly absorbing the liquid in which it is cooked giving the payasam a perfect creamy texture.
Another that it basically has no flavour to it so thats a whole new door of flavour combinations opened up for you to try like cardamom or even vanilla.
Any fruit can be used to enhance the flavour quotient.
And if you omit the sugar altogether and use a tbsp of honey instead you would be in for a yummy treat for Breakfast!!!
How cool is that; isn't it?
One recipe and you modify it to suit your family needs.
This Oats payasam recipe is special to me as I made it to welcome my mom or this Chocolate yogurt Mousse tart that won me first prize in one of the cooking competition. What is that one recipe that is special to you. Comment below and let me know.
Basically you are cooking oats like the way you normally do for a oatmeal.
However the main differentiation lies in using Clarified Butter and the amount of sugar that goes into making this.
I have just topped it with some mango puree which I just cooked with some sugar to sweeten up and garnished with some nuts.
Such a simple dessert but leaves you with a creamy impact.
Oats Payasam (Kheer) with Mango Puree
For the Oats Payasam
- 1 tbsp Clarified Butter or ghee
- 1/2 cup Oats
- 3 cups Full Fat Milk
- 1/2 cup Sugar
- 3-4 nos Cardamom pods
For the Mango Puree
- 1 nos Mango roughly chopped
- 1/2 cup Sugar
- 1/4 cup Water
For Cooking Oats
- In a pan, take some ghee add the oats and dry roast it until fragrant.
- Add the milk until the oats is cooked and starts thickening and becomes creamy about 12-15 mins. Keep stirring in between so that the oats doesn't stick to the bottom.
- Add sugar to it. And heat for 2 more mins until the sugar melts and everything combines together.
- Switch off the gas. Crush the cardamom pods to make a powder and add this to the oats and mix.
For Mango puree
- While the oats is cooking; in a separate pan add the mangoes, sugar and water and cook until mango softens and thickens.
- Let it cool and grind coarsely.
- In the serving dish; add your oats payasam, top with mango puree and garnish with some chopped nuts of your choice.
1. Oats has a tendency to thicken up on resting. If you are making this ahead of time you might want to add some milk and re-heat it again to get the correct consistency while serving.
2. If your mangoes are sweet enough then there is no need to cook it even further with sugar. You can directly use it in the recipe.
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