kheer

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kheer

 (kîr)
n.
A sweet South Asian dish made by boiling rice with milk, sugar, spices, and sometimes nuts and other ingredients until it thickens to the consistency of gruel.

[Hindi and Urdu khīr, from Prakrit khīra-, milk, thickened milk, from Sanskrit kṣīram; akin to Middle Persian šīr, milk.]
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Tickle your taste buds with the palada payasam - a much-loved milky sweet pudding with roasted nuts.
Another south Indian delicacy, payasam is a kheer made from rice cooked in milk, jaggery, coconut and garnished with lots of dry fruits.
Dessert includes palada payasam -- a milky sweet pudding with roasted nuts.
Tickle your taste buds with the palada payasam -- a much-loved milky sweet pudding with roasted nuts.
Meanwhile, other events include competitions on September 6 at 2pm along with tug-of-war at 4pm followed by payasam on September 7 starting at 8pm.
During her visit, Dr Lekshmi, described by one journalist as 'the Nigella Lawson of God's Own Country', will judge a cookery contest for the traditional Indian 'payasam' dessert.
Vanilla cake, chocolate cake, different types of bread, dum biryani, fried rice, beef roast, different types of payasam (kheer) as well as combo offers such as chicken fry, chapati and cola, and tandoori chicken, fried rice and dal fry will be showcased during the promotion.
For dessert you can expect dishes such as Kesar, pineapple payasam and cucumber kheer.
During Onam, traditional rituals are performed followed by a lavish feast with twenty-one homemade curries and payasam (a sweet dish) on banana leaf.
I do not know what happened to the Bhagavati temple situated in a small riverine island at Valanchuzhy from where my friend used to fetch for me payasam every time we went to take bath in the river.
'My mother will also make sweets like 'payasam', an Indian dessert,' Navamani added.