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Paramannam

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Paramannam (meaning Food of God) is a delicious dessert made of Rice simmered in Milk and mixed with jaggery/panela, topped with raisins and cashews. This traditional dessert is offered as 'prasad' to the deity in most South-Indian Temples and homes during special poojas (prayers) and almost all festive occasions.
Ingredients
  Rice 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Milk 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Water 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs) (If using Skimmed Milk)
  Jaggery 1 Cup (16 tbs), crumbled (Panela)
  Coconut powder 2 Tablespoon
  Ghee/Clarified butter 2 Tablespoon
  Cardamom powder 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Raisins 2 Tablespoon
  Chopped cashews 2 Tablespoon
Directions

Wash Rice. Add Milk and Water and cook. When the rice is almost done, add 1 tbs clarified butter, coconut powder and cardamom powder and stirr in well. Once the rice in done, while it is still very warm, add the jaggery and mix well making sure no lumps of jaggery are left. Also before mixing in the jaggery, make sure the milk has evaporated from the dish.

Roast cashews and raisins in 1 tbs ghee. Top the rice pudding with raisins and cashew.

Serve Hot.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
South Indian
Course: 
Breakfast
Taste: 
Sweet
Interest: 
Healthy
Preparation Time: 
5 Minutes
Cook Time: 
20 Minutes
Ready In: 
25 Minutes
Servings: 
5
Subtitle: 
Sweet Rice Pudding

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