8 Feb 2011

Aval Squash Payasam

Aval Squash Payasam - When I am in a mood for something sweet, this is the one dish that comes to my mind..... simply yummy and delicious. It hardly takes 20 mins to make this dish. The payasam has a soft texture from the aval and squash with a underlining of a crunchy bite from the peanuts.


This is one of my favourite recipe when it comes to having something simple, tasty and healthy. It is quite an unusual combination of ingredients and flavours. It is sure a treat for the eyes and is wonderfully tasty.


This is one of the recipes which was whipped up by accident as I had to use up a few remaining ingredients and I needed something sweet. The squash lends a mild sweetness  and a lovely golden orange colour to this dish.


Aval [poha]: 100 gms.
Butternut squash: 200gms.
Sugar : 3-4 tbsp.
Peanuts : 2 tbsp.
White sesame seeds: 1 tbsp.
Cinnamon powder: 1/4 tsp.


Cashews: 10.
Raisins: 10.
Ghee: 2 tbsp.
Water: 1 cup.


1. Peel, chop and steam the butternut squash until soft. Mash to a rough paste.
2.Roast the peanuts and grind it along with the sesame seeds to a coarse powder. Keep it aside.
3.Place a kadai on medium flame. Simmer one cup of water.


4.Add the aval, mashed squash and powdered peanuts and sesame seeds.
5.Cook until done. This will take around 5-6 minutes.
6.Remove from flame and mix the sugar and cinnamon powder.
7.Fry the cashews and raisins in ghee and add to the payasam.


Serve warm with a dash of milk .

Note: Do not overcook as the aval will turn mushy. Make sure that the peanuts are without the skin. You can substitute sweet potato, carrots, apples and pears for squash. Add chopped dates or dried apricots for a different flavour. If you are preparing this for kids, use whole milk instead of water.

Sending this to "Celebrate Sweets- Warm Desserts" an event by Nivedita guest hosted by Priya  and to Kurinji's Healthy Recipe Hunt - Aval .


       
Enjoy.....

Scribbled by Reva.

31 comments:

Krithi's Kitchen said...

Comforting and yummy.. Great recipe... Love the color and of course your clicks!! Why dont you send it over? Jus' kidding..
Send it to Priya's Warm desserts event naa...

Chitra said...

Butternut Squash paayasam!!!!!!.... New idea! Super!

Saras said...

I never tried this combination, sound interesting & looks very creamy and yummmy

Smitha said...

looks very delish ....can smell the wonderful aroma....yummy!

Premalatha Aravindhan said...

Delicious Payasam...yummy!

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Your payasam looks yummy and colorful.

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

Torviewtoronto said...

lovely addition of pumpkin looks wonderful

Indianspice said...

Wow.That is new to me Reva.Will be of yummy flavour.nice clicks too !

Radhika said...

Wow that's what I call a killer combo.really something new to me.






Dr.Sameena Prathap
said...

Hey,

Yummy payasam!!:)

Dr.Sameena@

http://www.myeasytocookrecipes.blogspot.com/

Vidhya said...

Payasam looks so creamy and delicious.Nice recipe will try out soon.

Kurinji said...

Really innovative payasam and keep rocking Reva...thanks for sending to my event.

Kurinji Kathambam

Event : Healthy Recipe Hunt -1 (Aval/Poha/Riceflakes)

Kurinji Kudil

schmetterlingwords said...

This looks soo colourful... simple, yet tasty payasam!!

Sharmilee! :) said...

Delicious looking payasam...luv the combination

Reva said...

Thanks guys... Kirthi, thanks for reminding me... will send this immediately to priya's event...
Reva

Gayathri Kumar said...

Very interesting combo,Reva. Pakkave nalla irukku..

Prathima Rao said...

WOW!! Thats an unusual combi but a sure hit im sure!!
Prathima Rao
Prats Corner

Ramya said...

Aval n butternut squash payasam looks totally yummy..
Great idea to bring both together

Priya's Feast said...

New combo to me,i luv the color of payasam....

Priya said...

Very creative and delicious payasam..

KParthasarathi said...

Haven't tasted this that seems different from the usual aval payasam.Nice pics that whet the desire to savour this delicious looking delicacy

S.Menaga said...

wonderful idea...delicious payasam!!

Kanchana Radhakrishnan said...

very innovative and yummy.

chitraj.hegde said...

very lovely recipe......and great presentation.......I never tried such a lovely sweet...good one..

mahavijay said...

payasam looks delicious and colorful...

Shanavi said...

so delicious and wonderful presentation dear

Prema Sundar said...

Hey U have a wonderful blog with innovative recipes and beautiful pictures.Aval payasam is one among them and ur presentation of the dishes are very creative.

aipi said...

Awesome looking dessert.. My watering mouth really wants some now!!!:)

US Masala

Reshmi Mahesh said...

Very new to me....and looks yummy

asiya omar said...

innovative,looks yummy.

MyKitchen Flavors-BonAppetit!. said...

Hi Reva,this one is highly ingenius.Just lipsmackingly good clicks.Luv it really.Thanks for sharing.

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