Samba Rava Payasam


Like every year, I made a resolution to lose some weight in 2016 too and not surprisingly I have hardly done anything about it till date. But I figured that the least I could do was not put on some more. Hence the attempt to make jaggery based sweets instead of sugar based. Jaggery is definitely healthier and good for the kid as well.

So this recipe is a simple payasam / kheer. It is made with broken wheat / dalia and jaggery with milk and little clarified butter. It’s easy, quick and yummy.

Recipe source – Adapted from here

Serves 3-4 people


Broken wheat                                       1/3 cup

Split moong dal                                    2 tbsp

Ghee / clarified butter                        1-2 tsp

Jaggery                                                     1 cup

Cashewnuts, broken                            8-10

Raisins                                                      8-10

Coconut, grated                                     2 tbsp

Cardamom powder                                1 tsp

Milk                                                            1 – 1 1/2 cup


  • Dry roast the broken wheat till it is hot to touch 
  • Dry roast the split moong dal till you get the aroma
  • Mix the two and pressure cook it with one cup of water for 3 whistles.
  • In a pan, heat 1 tsp ghee and fry the cashew nuts. Set aside. 
  • With the other tsp of ghee, fry the raisins and set aside.
  • In the same pan, add the jaggery and let it melt completely.
  • Once it starts thickening, mash and add the cooked dal and mix well.
  • Add the coconut and cardamom powder and mix well.
  • Cook on medium flame for around 6-8 minutes till the two come together.
  • Set aside to cool.
  • Once the mixture reaches room temperature, add one cup of milk and mix well.
  • Ensure the milk is also at room temperature, else it could curdle.
  • Warm it on the gas for 2-3 minutes till the milk is mixed well with the jaggery mixture.
  • Add the cashewnuts and raisins and switch off the gas.
  • Enjoy!



  1. The quantity of milk depends on the consistency and sweeteness you seek. Add one cup of milk, taste it and if needed add some more.

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12 Comments Add yours

  1. Varada says:

    A festive dish and your presentation is lovely.

  2. Payasam looks very inviting.

  3. usha says:

    Sinfully delicious payasam. Yes jaggery is better than sugar.

  4. Rajani says:

    My resolution is also the same. Not to increase is all I am hoping for now. Though jaggery is a healthier option, it will not sit well with any diet 😰. But the good thing is you already have a payasam to cry over that :D. I usually have cakes 😉

  5. Srivalli says:

    This surely makes a great payasam…Btw I never make any resolution..cos I know I will never keep…

  6. Priya Suresh says:

    Simply love the constitency of this payasam, so rich and creamy..

  7. Nalini says:

    Such an easy to make yummy payasam,sounds inviting..

  8. Love the flavor of samba rava in the payasam. SO nutty and flavorful.

  9. gayathriraani says:

    Very healthy payasam. Looks so inviting..

  10. like the way you plated it – looks so attractive and inviting

  11. Pavani says:

    Lovely payasam recipe with broken wheat.

  12. harini says:

    Lovely blend of broken wheat and moong dal.

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