Oct 2, 2012

நேந்திரம் பழம் பாயசம் / Nendrapazham Pradhaman (Payasam) / Ripe Plantain Kheer- Onam Special Recipes

Amma used to give us steamed bananas when we were little. Whenever she makes puttu, she will add cut bananas along with the coconut inside the steamer and cook it. We used to fight for that steamed banana pieces.  Specially the ripe plantain(a variety of banana) which gets more tasty when it is steamed. They are not only tasty but so healthy. I have heard that they mash up steamed banana and feed toddlers. This makes them chubby and healthy.

Our recipe has nothing to do with steamed bananas, I have a special payasam for you guys today. This one is specially served on onam, in keralan houses. The aroma of this payasam is wonderful with all those bananas, ghee, coconut milk and cardamom..I love it so much, so thought of sharing it with you all.


Ripe Banana / Nendrapalam - 3
Jaggery / Sarkarai - 1 cup grated
Thicker Coconut Milk - 1 cup
Thinner Coconut Milk - 2 cups
Ghee - 1 tblspn
Cashews - 3 tblspn fried
Raisans - 3 tblspn fried
Cardamom Powder / Yelakai - 1 tsp


Take chopped bananas in a kadai. Cover with 1 cup of water and let it cook for 10 mins till they are cooked and tender.

Now take them in a blender and make into a puree.

Heat ghee in the same kadai.

Add the puree and saute for 5 mins.

Add in grated jaggery and mix well till the jaggery is dissoved.

Now add the thin coconut milk and let everything cook for 5 mins.

Add cardamom powder and mix well.

Now switch off the flame and add the thicker coconut milk, fried cashews and raisans. Give it a stir.

Serve hot or warm.

Take all your ingredients
Cook banana by adding some water in it
cover the pan and let it cook
till they are tender
transfer them to a mixer
and make into a puree
heat ghee in a pan
add the banana puree
and saute for a while
add jaggery to it
and mix well
add the thin coconut milk
and mix well
add in cardamom powder
and finish with thicker coconut milk
switch off the flame
add in fried cashews and raisans
mix well


  1. My mouth waters thinking the taste of coconut, jaggery and banana... Yummm :)

  2. This payasam is Wht I'm gng to mk tis onam....looks simply awesome...thanx fr d recipe n sharing it

  3. This payasam is Wht I'm gng to mk tis onam....looks simply awesome...thanx fr d recipe n sharing it

  4. Very attractive, easy to follow, thanks a lot for sharing delicious recipes

  5. Can this be substituted with cows milk?


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