Mixed Vegetable and Fruits Payasam

A south indian milk based sweet made from vegetables and fruits.

Category : Desserts
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Serving :8
Cooking Time : 20minute
Cusine Type : Kerala


Ingredients

Ripe Mango - 1
Banana (Nendrakkaya) - 1
Carrot - 1
Pineapple - a quarter portion
Yellow pumpkin - 6 pieces
Dates - 1 cup
Jaggery - 2 kg
Sagoo (Chowari) - 1 bunch
1st Coconut milk - 1 cup
2nd coconut mil - 1/2 cup
Cardamom powder - 2 tsp
Dry ginger powder - 1 tsp
Cashewnuts and raisins - as desired
Coconut pieces (sliced) - 1 tbsp
Ghee - 4 tbsp


Directions

Wash and cut the fruits and vegetables into equal pieces. Put the fruit pieces in the mixer and blend for 1 minute without adding water. Don't make them into a fine paste.

Cook the sagoo and keep aside. Also cook pumpkin and mash it. Grate carrot and keep aside.

Remove the seeds of dates and cut into equal pieces.

Make a thick syrup out of the Jaggery pieces and keep aside too.

In a pan, heat ghee and fry the long sliced coconut pieces, cashewnuts and raisins separately. Remove them and now add the blended fruits and vegetables and dates and saute them for 7 minutes. Add the jaggery syrup now. Mix all properly till ghee appears on top. Add the 1/2 cup of thin coconut milk and cook till the payasam thickens. Add the thick coconut milk and remove from fire. Don't boil after adding thick coconut milk. Add elaichi powder, dry ginger powder and mix well. Garnish it with fried cashewnuts, raisins and coconut pieces.

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