Black rice /kavuni arisi payasam

Prep Time: 7 hours

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 8 hours


Kavuni arisi/black rice – 1 cup

Water to boil rice – 3 cups

Milk – 3cups

Condensed milk – 1 tin(400ml)

Sugar – 1/4 cup

Cardamom powder – 1 tbsp


Wash rice and soak it atleast for 6-7 hours by adding 3 cups of water.

Then transfer this with same water to a pressure cooker.

Cook till tender by closing the lid(leave atleast 10 whistles or even more).

Keep them ready by mashing a little with back of a laddle.

Keep a vessel with 3 cups of milk and let it boil.

when it is boiling add the boiled rice and again stir continuously.

Add condensed milk and let it boil for some minutes.

Then add in the sugar and let it boil.

After that switch off and add cardamom powder and stir in.

Its ready to serve.


Rice should be nicely cooked otherwise it will not be appreciable. You can use sugar alone(I have used milkmaid too)to sweeten the payasam both ways it will be tasty. No ghee or roasted nuts are needed for this payasam that’s the specialty. Even adding cardamom powder is purely optional. If using sugar alone then you can add thick coconut extract at last. Sweetness can be adjusted according to taste preferences.

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