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Bamboo rice Payasam.

Bamboo rice, mungil arisi or mula ari is the seed of the bamboo plant. This bamboo rice kheer is the tastiest dish made with this handful of bamboo rice.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
soaking time. 6 hours
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Desserts, Sweets and savories, Traditional
Cuisine Baby toddler food, gluten free, Indian, Kerala, Kids choice, Medicinal, South indian, Summer, Vegetarian, Winter
Servings 4 people
Calories 282 kcal


  • 1 deep pot
  • 1 ladle


soaking the bamboo rice

  • 1/2 cup bamboo rice
  • 2 cups drinking water

For cooking the payasam

  • 2 cups full cream milk
  • 1/2 cup condensed sweetened milk
  • 1/4 tsp green cardamom powder


  • Wash and soak bamboo rice in water for 6 hours or overnight
  • Drain the water and pressure cook the bamboo rice with 1/2 cup milk and 1/2 cup water.
  • 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.


Calories: 282kcalCarbohydrates: 45gProtein: 9gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 28mgSodium: 96mgPotassium: 390mgFiber: 1gSugar: 27gVitamin A: 300IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 267mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Indian desserts, Kerala recipes
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