Dates and Oats Payasam | How to make Dates and Oats Payasam

By Vanitha Bhat  |  23rd Jan 2017  |  
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About Dates and Oats Payasam Recipe

A quick and easy healthy payasam/kheer with the goodness of jaggery, oats, dates and almonds in every spoonful!

Dates and Oats Payasam is a delicious dish which is liked by people of all age groups. Dates and Oats Payasam by Vanitha Bhat has a step by step process of how to make the dish. This makes it very easy to understand for even beginners. This recipe can serve 4 people. You can find Dates and Oats Payasam at many restaurants and you can also prepare this at home. This authentic and mouthwatering Dates and Oats Payasam takes 10 minutes for the preparation and 10 minutes for cooking. When you want to prepare something delicious for a party or special occasion then Dates and Oats Payasam is a good option for you. The flavour of Dates and Oats Payasam is tempting and you will enjoy each bite of this. Try this Dates and Oats Payasam on weekends and impress your family and friends. You can comment and rate the Dates and Oats Payasam recipe on the page below.

Dates and Oats Payasam

Ingredients to make Dates and Oats Payasam

  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • ¼ cup jaggery
  • 2 cups milk (preferably whole milk) plus some more for blending
  • 5 to 6 dates for blending
  • ½ teaspoon cardamom powder
  • 1 Teaspoon Ghee/clarified butter
  • 10 almonds for blending
  • 10 almonds for garnishing
  • 4 to 5 additional dates for garnishing

How to make Dates and Oats Payasam

  1. Soak whole almonds in hot water for about 15 to 20 minutes or give one boil to the water and let the almonds steep in it for about 15 minutes.
  2. After 15 minutes, peel the almonds. Chop about half of them (around 10). Deseed dates and keep about 5 for garnishing.
  3. Place the rest of the peeled almonds (about 10) and 5 to 6 pitted dates in a blender jar and make a fine paste with a little milk.
  4. In a saucepan, roast the oats on medium high heat, stirring continuously till you get a nutty aroma; about 2 to 3 minutes.
  5. Tip in the milk and the ground almonds-date paste (rinse the jar with additional milk) into the pan and bring to a boil on medium high heat.
  6. Keep stirring to avoid milk getting burnt at the bottom of the pan. Once it comes to a boil, lower the heat and add the jaggery. Give it a good stir.
  7. Do a taste test and if needed, add more jaggery according to your taste. When the jaggery has completely melted into the payasam, add the cardamom powder, stir and remove from heat.
  8. In a small saucepan, heat ghee and roast the chopped almonds till light golden brown. Stir into the cooked kheer. Serve delectable dates and oats kheer piping hot, warm or cold with additional nuts and chopped dates sprinkled on top.
  9. Payasam/kheer thickens as it cools, so feel free to add more milk when needed.

My Tip:

Instead of oats, you can use rice or broken wheat/bulgur instead. Rice will need more time to cook. Feel free to add any variety of nuts in this payasam. If you do not have jaggery, use brown sugar or plain sugar. For a vegan option, use coconut milk instead.

Reviews for Dates and Oats Payasam (1)

Andrea Srivastavaa year ago

Beautiful payasam dear!

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