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Red rice flakes payasam | Tamil New year recipes

Red rice flakes payasam is hearty, flavorful dessert you can make on festival occasions or even for your sudden sweet cravings. Full video, step by step photos.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 3


  • Pressure cooker, 3 Litre


  • ¼ cup Red rice flakes I used thick variety
  • 2 tablespoon Sugar
  • 1 cup Milk
  • 5 Cashews
  • 2 tablespoon Condensed milk optional
  • 2 teaspoon Ghee


  • Sieve red rice flakes in a metal strainer. Hand pick any impurities.
  • In a small pressure cooker, add a teaspoon of ghee and roast the red rice flakes. Roast for 2 minutes in low flame.
  • Add ½ cup water and 1 cup milk to it. Pressure cook for 1 whistle in medium flame.
  • Once done, add sugar, condensed milk. If you want you can add 1 powdered cardamom at this stage.
  • Simmer for couple of minutes. Switch off the flame and mix golden roasted cashews in the payasam.



  • I used thick variety, you can also use thin variety. It will get cooked faster. So you can even quick release the pressure or do over stove top.