This Payasam is also called paramannam.............which means food of goods, it is prepared for festivals and house warming occasions..........this is simple to prepare and tastes Delicious.
1/2 cup raw rice washed and soaked for about half-an-hour, 1/2 cup sugar, 1liter 2% milk, pinch of salt, 1/4 tsp. cardamom pwd., 1 tbsp. ghee, 1fistful of cashew nuts,1fistful of raisins.
In a pan add a tbsp. of ghee and fry the cashew nuts and raisins till golden brown and remove from pan, keep aside.In a thick bottomed vessel, bring milk to a boil. Lower heat and add the rice to the milk. Cook until the rice is soft and the mixture turns thick,now add the sugar and keep it on the flame until the sugar melts,now remove from heat , add cardamom pwd., salt and fried cashews and raisins. Serve warm or cold............I like it better when it is cold...