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  • Dates - 11 pitted
  • Cashews - 3
  • Cardamom powder - pinch
  • Whole fat Milk - 2 cups
  • Roasted almond flakes - few


  • In a pressure cooker add dates, cashews, and 1/2 cup of milk
  • Pressure cook for three whistles and let the pressure release naturally
  • After the pressure settles down and the mixture is cool, grind the mixture into a fine paste and transfer it into the pressure cooker
  • Add 1 cup of milk to the pressure cooker
  • Finally, add a pinch of cardamom powder and let the payasam boil
  • Cook for 2-3 minutes till the payasam boils well and turns frothy, switch off
  • Add toasted almond flakes and  serve the payasam warm or cold


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  1. Avoid overcooking the dates Payasam as it might change the taste
  2. If desired, roast cashews and raisins in ghee and add it to the payasam
  3. The sweetness depends on the dates. If you feel Payasam is too sweet add extra milk
  4. I didn’t add sugar but if desired few spoons of sugar can be added did extra flavor
  5. Dates can also be soaked in hot milk before grinding
  6. 3 almonds can be used instead of dates or 1 tablespoon of almond flour can be added while grinding dates
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