Today is Malayali New year. Preparations for Onam started and we all are in a festive mood. Thought of reposting the Mathanga payasam/Pumpkin payasam recipe again to celebrate this occasion. Thanking all my lovely blogger friends who encourage me everyday with comments and emails. Love you all so much.
Sharing a cup of payasam with all my blogger friends.
1) Pumpkin _ 1 kg
2)Coconut _ 2 nos
3)Sago/Sabudana _ 100 gm
4 )Ghee _ 100 gm
5) Jaggery _ 750 gm
6)Coconut cuts - as needed
7) Fried raisins, cashewnuts
8)Cardamom powder - 1 tsp
Pressure cook pumpkin in 1/ 2 glass of water. Take first extract of thick coconut milk, 2 glasses of second extract of coconut milk, and 3 glasses of very thin third extract of coconut milk. Cook sago and keep aside.
Heat 50 g of ghee in a pan, pour cooked pumpkin to it and saute well. Add melted jaggery to it and reduce the consistency as required. Now add third extract of coconut milk. Once it starts to thicken, add second extract of coconut milk and add cooked sago to it. When it starts to boil, add first extract of coconut milk. Now don't allow the payasam to boil after the addition of first extract of coconut milk.
Heat another 50 g of ghee in a pan, fry raisins, cashewnuts, and coconut cuts and pour it to the payasam. Also add cardamom powder towards the end.
This payasam is delicious as well as easy to make.