Coconut Millet Payasam | தேங்காய் மில்லட் பாயசம்

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Cooks in: 20 Minutes Serves: 2 People

Thengai Arisi Payasam is a traditional dish made as Neivedhyam during pujas and festivals. Fresh grated coconut is used for this recipe and dairy milk is not required. Three simple ingredients such as coconut, millet and jaggery are used for making this delicious kheer.



  1. Wash and soak the millet in water for 30 minutes. Drain
  2. Grind millet, coconut and cardamom by adding 1/2 cup of water to a smooth paste. Transfer to a wide bowl.
  3. Now add 3/4 cup water and mix well so that there are no lumps.
  4. In a small tumbler, add jaggery powder and 1/4 Cup water and mix well. Place the tumbler inside the coconut millet mixture and close with a lid.
  5. Now, place the bowl in a cooker and cook for 3 whistles. Let pressure settle down. Check the video for clear understanding.
  6. Open, add the jaggery syrup with the cooked coconut millet mixture and mix well. Add fried cashew nuts.
  7. Delicious payasam is ready in minutes.


  • Other millets like Kodo, Barnyard, Proso and Foxtail can be used for this recipe.

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  1. In traditional, no one is boilng the coconut, that fat is not good for health.
    They are adding coconut at end

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