Arisi thengai payasam, a delicious vegan kheer made with rice and coconut. A simple to make kheer that gets ready in minutes.Jump to Recipe
Payasam | Kheer
Payasam, a south-indian feast is incomplete without this king. The first dish served on the banana leaf is payasam on the right hand corner, symbolizing a sweet beginning.
Payasam, or paayasam is a milk based dessert, made in every Indian Kitchen. We never need an occasion to make kheer. Like at my mom’s place, she makes kheer/payasam every Friday as an offering after her pooja. Some like me make kheer just to exhaust extra milk. We don’t need any specific festivity to make kheer, but if there is a festival we make more than just kheer.
Paal payasam or milk kheer is the most made payasam in many house-hold. The same paal payasam when made with vermicelli becomes, semiya|vermicelli payasam and Aval payasam when made with poha.
Vegan Kheer | Vegan Payasam
Vegan kheer is not recently invented. Like today's post, the arisi thengai payasam aka Rice & coconut kheer uses absolutely no milk, not even vegan milk. We have lots of kheer recipes that uses coconut milk.
Most of the jaggery based kheer recipes use coconut milk, as there is a very good chance of curdling if regular milk is used. Like this Red aval payasam, made with red rice flakes and delicious coconut milk and sweetened with jaggery.
Paal kozhukattai, a delicious kheer made of coconut milk and rice balls cooked in jaggery. This payasam is my all time favorite and is made during Garuda panchami. So, if somebody says vegan payasam, please be assured we have been making it for so long.
I served this delicious vegan arisi thengai payasam as part of our Aadi velli lunch. The simple thali contains
- Peerkangai peel thogayal
- jeera rasam
- Thengai arisi payasam/kheer
- Urad dal bonda
- Banana stem & coconut curry
- Steaming hot rice
- Rice, is used as the thickening agent in this kheer, i have used normal raw rice.
- Coconut, freshly grated coconut meat is used for the kheer.
- Jaggery, the sweetener, I have used organic jaggery powder for dhatu organics
- Cardamom and clove are used as flavoring agents in the recipe
- Roasted cashewnuts for garnish.
Step by Step Instructions on how to make Arisi Thengai Payasam
Please check recipe card below for exact measurements of each ingredient used and also for the detailed instructions
- Soak rice for 30 minutes. Once done, drain and grind it together with coconut, cardamom & clove and few nuts to a fine paste.
- Boil water, add the ground paste to it and let it cook well. Once cooked, add jaggery. Let it boil and adjust consistency.
- Finally add roasted cashewnuts, remove from heat and serve warm.
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Arisi Thengai Payasam | Rice & coconut Kheer | Vegan Kheer
- 2 tablespoon Rice
- ½ cup freshly Grated Coconut
- ¾ cup jaggery
- 2 cups water
- 3-4 nos cardamom
- 2 nos cloves
- handful of cashewnuts for grinding
- roasted cashewnuts for garnish
- Soak Rice in half a cup water for 30 minutes. After the said time, drain the rice completely.
- Take the drained rice in a mixer jar, add grated coconut , cashewnuts, cardamom and cloves. Grind all this to a fine paste with little water.
- Boil 2 cups of water in a wide-mouth pan. Reduce the flame when the water starts to boil.
- Add the ground rice-coconut paste. Stir well to avoid any lumps. Let this cook well. It will take about 15 minutes. Keep stirring in-between.
- Once the mixture is well cooked, add the powdered jaggery to this and mix well. Let this be on the stove for another 10-15 minutes in medium flame.
- If you are not sure about the purity of the jaggery, then boil it with little water, strain for any impurities and use the jaggery syrup.
- Finally add roasted cashew nuts to the kheer and take it off the stove. Serve the kheer warm and enjoy the flavors.
I m not a Doctor or a Nutritionist The Nutrition information provided above comes from the plugin and is only an estimate.
Enjoy this wholesome arisi thengai payasam warm. The coconut used in the kheer adds richness to the kheer and makes up to the creaminess that comes from milk. Try this delicious vegan kheer and you will be surprised how you didn't miss milk at all in the payasam.
looks gooey and yummy
Delicious payasam..feel like tasting it.
Coconut kheer looks great!
Wish to have a bowl full of this yummy kheer, my fav anytime.
Wish I was your neighbor. Can't peek in to the temple and carry the prasadam with me...hehehe...Love this payasam. Its my favorite.
Very nice kheer. Mom's dishes are best always!
nice and yummy coconut sweet!
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Love this..so rich..
Very interesting!!!I make this with wheat rawa also...
This is my father's favorite payasam, though the rest of like paal payasam over this one.
This is wonderful Kheer. Looks Splendid!
looks so tempting...
Spice up the Curry
kheer looks mouthwatering. nice recipe
Nice step by step explanation. Looks yummy.
Event: Kid's Delight
Nice and yummy kheer...
Oh it so tempting..love it!
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Can feel the Aroma of Payasam from recipe ingredients itself!!Will be yummier..i like jaggery in payasam unique flavor right?!
That's a very delicious looking kheer. Never had coconut kheer before--sounds yummy.
tried today...came out very nicely.......thank you sooo much 🙂 🙂
I love this authentic Indian recipe! I'm really excited to make this for my family!
This is such a straightforward recipe. Thank you. I can't wait to make it for my family!
Maria San Juan
Looks so good! Can't wait to try it! Thank you so much for sharing!
I have to find some jaggery so I can make this. Looks delicious!
This looks absolutely delicious. I'll be trying it soon, thanks for the recipe!
Such an interesting dish. I think I never tried it. But I will now. Sounds so exotic and flavorful.
Airsi thengai payasam looks yummy.