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Recipe: How to make Coconut Payesh

By Surupa Sengupta
November 09, 2016 09:20 IST
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Rediff reader Surupa Sengupta tells you how to make payesh with a twist.

Here's the recipe:

Coconut Payesh

Coconut payesh

IMAGE: Coconut Payesh by Surupa Sengupta. Photograph: Kind courtesy


  • 1/2 litre milk (doubled toned)
  • 4 to 5 tbsp of basmati rice
  • 200 gm condensed milk
  • 1/4 cup desiccated coconut

For garnish (optional)

  • Few slices of cherries and apple
  • 3 to 4 almonds


  • Bring milk to boil.
  • Add washed rice and simmer the flame.
  • Cook for 5 to 6 minutes stirring occasionally so that the rice doesn't crumble or stick to the bottom.
  • Switch off the gas and let it rest for half an hour.
  • Switch on the flame and stir for few minutes.
  • At this stage add condensed milk and cook for 5 minutes stirring continuously.
  • Remove from gas and add the desiccated coconut. Mix well with the payasam and allow it to cool.
  • When it comes to room temperature refrigerate it.
  • Garnish with few chopped almonds, cherries and sliced apple.
  • Serve cold.
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