Rice – 1/4 cup

Poppy seeds – 2 tbsp

Fresh coconut – 1 cup

Coconut bits – 6-7

Jaggery – 1 1/2 cups

Elaichi powder – 2 tsp

Cashews – 8-10

Ghee – 4-5 tbsp

Milk – 3 cups


Soak the rice for one hour. In a mixie grind the rice after draining the water into a fine powder.

Now grind the coconut and poppy seeds by adding water into a fine paste.

In a kadai heat ghee and once hot add the cashews and the coconut bits and saute till they become golden and keep it aside.

Now add the rice powder and the coconut poppy seeds paste and mix well.

Now add the milk and let it simmer for a few minutes.

Now add the Jaggery and mix well. Keep stirring till the Jaggery melts completely. Now add the Elaichi powder and mix well.

Check the consistency and if required add some more milk.

Garnish with cashews and the coconut bits.

Yummy Arisi Thengaai payasam is now ready!!!