Cracked Wheat Payasam

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Course Dessert
Cuisine Indian
Keyword Indian dessert
Method Pressure cooker
Diet Vegetarian
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 331kcal
Author Anushree Shetty


  • 1/2 cup cracked wheat fada
  • 2 cups of water
  • 1/2 cup jaggery crushed
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon cardamom powder

For garnishing

  • 1 tablespoon ghee
  • 1/4 cup chopped nuts almond,cashews etc
  • 1 tablespoon of raisins


  • Pressure cook the cracked wheat in 2 cups of water on medium heat with a closed vent. Let the vent go off 3 times and then switch off the gas.
  • Once the cooker cools down, open the lid and add jaggery and stir. Turn the gas on medium heat and allow the jaggery to melt before adding the coconut milk.
  • Let the coconut milk boil for approximately 5-6 minutes and then add milk and cardamom powder and stir it well. Reduce heat to a simmer.
  • Meanwhile, in a separate pan, heat a tablespoon of ghee on medium heat, fry cashews till they are golden brown, add raisins and once the raisins double in size.
  • Add the nuts and raisins to cracked wheat payasam and mix well. Take it off heat and serve hot.


Calories: 331kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 13mg | Sodium: 24mg | Potassium: 234mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 27g | Vitamin A: 50IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 59mg | Iron: 2.1mg