Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Ilaneer Payasam

My cousin's wife made this when she invited us over dinner during our recent trip to India - I had my fill of her fabulous food and didn't really want to have dessert but when I tasted a little bit from my mom's bowl, I took to this payasam and had a bowlful of my own, minutes later. I asked her for the recipe and was amazed at how simple it was. This is something you can make in minutes if you have ilaneer (tender coconut water) on hand - no cooking required. Of course I don't get fresh ilaneer and so resorted to a frozen pack that I found and it had some pulp as well which gives a nice texture to the payasam... Thank you Sindhu anni for a yummy recipe.

ILANEER PAYASAM


Ingredients:
Ilaneer (Tender coconut water) - about 10 oz (with some pulp)
Cold Milk - half to 1 cup (adjust to required texture)
Condensed milk - 1/4 can or less (approx 100 ml) or to taste, depending on sweetness
Ghee - 1 tsp
Cashewnuts - 1 tbsp, chopped
Raisins - 1 tbsp

Method:
1) Chop the pulp of the tender coconut into small pieces and in a bowl blend ilaneer, milk and condensed milk. Adjust the milk and condensed milk to desired sweetness and texture. This is a watery payasam.

2) Heat ghee and toast cashews and raisins till golden and add to the payasam. Serve cold.

45 comments:

  1. who wouldnt love ilaneer, and to make an all-time favourite payasam with it, awesome job!! :-)

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  2. Wow ilaneer payasam, cool for summer right! We get some ilaneer here may be i can give a try out if the ilaneer is good :) Thanks 4 sharing a non cooking recipe!

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  3. sounds very refreshing. make us some when we visit you next time.

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  4. How simple is that! I've never heard of ilaneer in payasam before.
    Yes, thank you Sindhu anni.:D

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  5. wow Laavanya, this cool recipe. Love to eat this yummy payasam. Can't wait to try!!!

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  6. i have frozen tender coconut. it's been sitting in the freezer for six months. this sounds fantastic. thank you.

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  7. sounds uterly simple and delicious. Tender coconut probably makes it a lot lower in fat than mature coconut. Thanks for finding such a neat recipe:)

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  8. Wow! Sounds simple and delicious. I am definetly going to try it...

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  9. That is a too innovative recipe Laavanya..

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  10. That is a too innovative recipe Laavanya..

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  11. hey this ilaneer payasam is new to me. great one.

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  12. That is a cool desert Lavanya...I too make a same way..We dont get ilaneer here.

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  13. this is definitely unique, Laavanya! never heard of it... but the recipe sounds great and delicious! condensed milk and ilaneer combination itself makes me feel the taste :)

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  14. i heared about this payasam thru my friend last week lavanya..now the recipe tempts me to try it soon. Thanks for sharing..

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  15. A new Payasam.. Great! Thanks Laav for a new recipe...

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  16. Ilaneer payasam.....a very novel thing to me....

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  17. i love this payasam. we get it here in one restaurant where it tastes fabulous - i asked them for the recipe and they gave me something so complicated, that midway I asked them to just stop!! lol! thanks for a simple recipe!

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  18. I've been so wanting to try this payasam ever since I saw it on a restaurant menu...but like you, I was so full the day I went that I didn't order it. Sounds real good....

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  19. wow laavaya..thats really a different payasam..sounds great..will try it next time..

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  20. WOW.......Unique and yumm yumm payasam...Its new for me..Will try it this time......

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  21. very creative recipe lav. thanks to ur and ur cousin's wife :)

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  22. this is one dessert i have seen in all high end fancy kerala restaurants :D nice one!

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  23. hey this is new yaar...will tell amma about it...she is anyway making so many payasams every week as neivedyam...this will be different!!...nice for summer too..esp. in india :)

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  24. Ilaneer payasam sounds yumm...It's new to me and lloks so good.

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  25. will make for such a lovely chilled drink :) gotta' chk the frozen section next time ;)

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  26. lovely payasam....good for health too...

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  27. never heard abt ilaneer payasam..but looks so refreshing for summer

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  28. Wow! this is so new to me..and looks delicious!

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  29. Thank you JZ.

    Cham, yes it's perfect for summer - i know how hard it is to find good ilaneer.

    Latha, so good to see you here - of course!!

    TBC, i thought you'll love the simplicity of this...

    Thank you Madhavi.

    Bee, Hope you get a chance to try it.

    DB, I haven't checked the nutrition info but coconut water is definitely lower calories that coconut milk.

    Thank you Vibaas, hope you do.

    Thank you Divya and andhraflavors

    Kamala, I got it in a Korean supermarket here in the frozen section (next to the grated coconut).

    Sujatha, Seema & Rachel - Thank you.

    What a coincidence Lavi.

    Arundathi - a lengthy recipe for it? this one was ready in 5 mins... :)

    Jayashree, I know what you mean, if I didn't taste a spoonful, I probably would've skipped this too and missed a good recipe.

    Thank you Srivalli, sireesha and Sia.

    Nags, I've not seen it restaurants before.. good to know.

    Rajitha, definitely good for the summer ... :) Let me know if your mom likes it.

    Thank you Nithu, Richa & Sangeeth.

    Dhivya, i was surprised too when I first had a taste.

    Suma & Tee - Thanks.

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  30. something really different..and no cooking required..ready in no time..nice one..would love to try!!

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  32. I love this.. amazing.. brought back memories.. great recipe..awesome for the heat..

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  33. I love this payasam, really love it. I wouldn't add the raisins, but would add more tender coconut flesh. I've only had it in a restaurant, never made it myself.

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  34. theres something for u on my blog, laavanya!!

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  35. payasam with ilaneer?Wow..new to me n looks awesome...thanks for sharing dear

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  36. Thank you Sowmya.

    Will do Madhavi :)

    Shreya, definitely a cooling recipe.

    Sra, I too would love more of the tender coconut flesh.. unfortunately there were just 2 small squares in the frozen pack I got.

    Thank you Ramya.

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  37. wow, payasam w/ illaneer, have to taste this.

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  38. wow .. nice dessert .. never thought one could make payasam out of tender coconut

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  39. Very very unique,sounds awesome and looks great :)

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  40. What a great way to use tender coconut water!
    This one is new to me.

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  41. Hi, Which brand of Coconut juice did you used and which brand of condensed milk ? Pls let me know.

    Ilaneer payasam sounds different and i'm sure it tastes awesome - shan

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  42. I love the sound of this and can't wait to try it out!

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  43. finally i tried and just posted laavanya!

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  44. This is so new to me and super tasty. Can't wait to try this soon.

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