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bamboo rice porridge

Bamboo rice Payasam.

exotic rice dessert kheer
Prep Time 4 hrs
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 4 hrs 40 mins
Course Desserts, Sweets and savories, Traditional
Cuisine Baby toddler food, gluten free, Indian, Kerala, Kids choice, Medicinal, South indian, Summer, Vegetarian, Winter
Servings 10 people
Calories 560 kcal


  • 1 cup bamboo rice
  • 4 cups full cream milk / plant based milks
  • 1 cup condensed sweetened milk
  • 1/4 tsp green cardamom powder


  • 1 tbsp ghee / clarified butter
  • 8-10 cashew nuts
  • 8-10 raisins


  • Wash and soak bamboo rice in water for 3-4 hours.
  • Drain the water and pressure cook the bamboo rice in 3 cups of milk for 3 whistles.
  • Meanwhile,heat a small pan , add ghee and roast the cashew nuts till golden and then add raisins.  When the raisins go plump remove and set aside.
  • Open the lid when the pressure releases open and check the rice,it will be tender to touch. Add one more cup of milk and cook on a medium flame. Keep stirring.
  • When it becomes really soft add the cardamom powder. Mix well
  • Add half the cup of condensed milk and check the sweetness.. continue to stir in more to reach the desired sweetness. Now bring it only up to a simmer and remove from heat.
  • Add in the roasted cashews and raisins and mix well.  Serve hot.


Its best not to boil after a sweetener is added as the milk tends to curdle.
You can replace condensed milk with jaggery syrup.


Serving: 150gCalories: 560kcalCarbohydrates: 81gProtein: 17gFat: 19gSaturated Fat: 11gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 52mgSodium: 641mgPotassium: 655mgFiber: 3gSugar: 48g
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