Saturday, April 25, 2009

Akshaya Tritiya with Aval Payasam

Akshaya Tritiya, falls on the third day of the bright half of the lunar month of Vaisakha of the traditional Hindu calendar.
It is one of the four most auspicious days of the year for Hindus.
The word "Akshaya", a Sanskrit word, literally means one that never diminishes, and the day is believed to bring good luck and success. It is widely celebrated in all parts of India by different sections of the society irrespective of their religious faith and social grouping. The day is particularly considered auspicious for buying long term assets like gold and silver, including ornaments made of the same; diamond and other precious stones; and the real estate. The legend states that any venture initiated on the auspicious day of Akshaya Tritiya shall continue to grow and bring prosperity.
(Source :Wiki)

Ingredients

1/2 cup beaten rice (Poha)
2 cups Whole milk
1 cup sugar (can use less if adding condensed milk)
1/2 cup Condensed milk (optional)
1 tsp crushed cardamom
1 tbsp cashewnuts
1 tbsp raisins
2 tbsp ghee (clarified butter)
Saffron strands to garnish



Preparation

Wash beaten rice, drain well and set aside. Heat the milk on medium and while it is warm enough, add the beaten rice and crushed cardamom. Let it cook for 10 -15 minutes.
At this stage condensed milk can be added to give some richness. It is purely optional.
In a pan fry cashewnuts and raisins to golden brown with ghee and let it cool.
Remove the payasam (kheer) from heat and add fried nuts and raisins. Garnish with saffron strands and serve warm.
This Payasam can be kept as Neivedyam to God on Akshaya Tritiya day.
I am sending this to Cooking for kids- Rice Hosted by Trupti's Food Corner

If you are wondering why I am not blogging regularly, the below picture is one of the reason.


Yes, This necklace is handmade by me for little Diya. This is my first attempt in Jewellery making. It is made of pearls and ruby.

28 comments:

Trupti said...

thank you verymuch Sharmi for this lovely entry. Payasam looks delicious. Love the handmade necklace.

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

we also follow akshata thritiyai..my amma told me to buy something on this day. payasam looks lovely.. and the chain...is astonishing.

A_and_N said...

Wow, I didn't know anyone celebrated Akshaya Tritiya. The payasam looks befitting!

And the jewellery is pretty good!

Pavani said...

Necklace looks beautiful.. Nice work Sharmi. Payasam with poha is new to me, sounds delicious.

Ashwini said...

Payasam looks so delicious..Love that homemade necklace.It looks so cut. Would love to do one.
You can send this to this event.
http://cooking4allseasons.blogspot.com/2009/04/announcing-mithai-mela-celebrating-2.html

Suparna said...

Hi Sharmi,
On this auspicious day here's Wishing u success in all ur ventures though out the year!Love the rich safron infused aval payasam, nice clicks.
The handmade necklace looks a Gorgeous pretty piece :)
TC

Parita said...

Payasam looks delicious sharmi...and necklace looks beautiful..lovely combination..

indhu said...

payasam looks yummy :)
and the necklace is stunning!

- Indhu (www.thayirsaadham.com)

Ann said...

Aval payasam looks too yummy to resist..great presentation Sharmi..and the jewellery looks elegant too..go on friend.

Shama Nagarajan said...

payasam is tempting me..i too planned to make it today......necklace is too good

Happy cook said...

Wow if i was making neklace like this i also would stop bloggin for a whilet to concentratein makingthem.
Beautiful.

Vishali said...

Love the payasam and the necklace Sharmi.

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

Nice necklace and understand how indulging arts are... Your aval payasam is so tempting with lotsa saffrons mmm delectable...

Kay said...

Oh my goodness! That's one beautiful necklace!! :) And that's really sweet that you are making this for little diya already.

The payasam looks delicious as well!

Kalyani said...

Payasam with poha(new to me) looks great .... wow the necklace is very beautiful sharmi ... Thanks for posting .......

Superchef said...

the aval payasam looks delicious...pics are great and that handmade necklace, oh so, gorgeous!!

Archy said...

Wow, necklace looks so professional.. nice one on Askshaya tadige.. Payasam looks yum !!

myspicykitchen said...

necklace is beautiful.. and payasam looks delicious

Deepa Hari said...

Necklace looks very pretty Sharmi....neatly done...good job....Lovely Payasam.

Manasi said...

Awww, u made that beautiful necklace for li'll Diva!!!! she will look gorgeous ( more than she is!!)

Nic sweet for Akshaytritiya, we did not do anything :(

Srivalli said...

thats a great looking piece of art sharmi..am sure your lil one will be so happy!

Sig said...

What a pretty necklace, great job Sharmi! And I am loving that payasam too.

Ammu said...

Wow! all the clicks looks great. Pretty neclace with lovely payasam. Very inviting.

Rahin said...

hey sharmi the payasam looks rich n tasty....the necklace is gorgeous ....lucky gal diya

Mandira said...

Sharmi, the payasam and the necklace both look fantastic. I'm glad you're settling in well. We still have to do a lunch.. hopefully over the summer when things quiet down a bit. :)

Swetha said...

Hi Sharmi, Payasam with powa... I have to try it …it looks delicious. And Necklace is beautiful, may I copy the design? ... it has ethnic look. Where did you buy the materials for making it ...I get mine from Michaels.

BTW, I have something for you ...at my blog http://swethabhatta.blogspot.com/
... please come and pick it up.
~Swetha

frank lucas said...

Well, I guess the dish has already become a hit ......... your creativity is genuine and amazing..... love it....
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