September 11, 2019

Coconut Dryfruit Payasam (Kheer) - Vegan

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If you have a sudden craving for some warm dessert but donot have much patience to stand and cook one for yourself, this kheer/payasam is sure to come to your rescue and will also satisfy your cravings.
This paysam is made using Jaggery ,hence you dont have to bother about the side effects of consuming white sugar.  No usage of ghee , milk or milkmaid,so your waistline won't increase :-) .
All you need is some fresh or frozen coconut and handful of almonds and cashews and you are ready to go .

Preparation Time : 15 mins
Cooking Time : 8-10mins
Serves : 3-4
Complexity  : Simple

1/2 shell coconut grated or 2 cups grated coconut
8-10 badam /almonds
8-10 cashews
2-3 cardamom pods
1.5 cups grated jaggery (add more depending on the sweetness of jaggery)

** refer notes section on how to use canned coconut milk instead of fresh coconut 

  • Soak the grated coconut, badam, cashews and cardamom in 1/2 cup warm water for 15 mins.
  • Grind into a very fine paste and add water if needed. The paste shouldn't be too runny .
  • Melt the jaggery in 1/2 cup water and filter it if you see any impurities floating . 
  • Add another 1/2 cup water to the jaggery and then bring it to a rolling boil . No need for any string consistency. 
  • Reduce the flame to the lowest, add the ground coconut paste to this jaggery syrup and stir it quickly such that it doesn't stick to the bottom .
  • Continue cooking on low flame with occasional stirring and switch it off once you see the entire mixture appear frothy .
  • Donot over boil as there is a tendency for the coconut milk to split and the texture will become too grainy .
  • Let it cool down and you can serve it warm or chilled. 
  1. If you dont have fresh coconut you can use canned coconut milk . 
  2. In that case add the coconut milk while adding the cardamom powder.  Don't boil too mucb after adding coconut milk , it will tend to curdle

Check out the various other Vegan kheer varieties in my blog

Aval (Poha) Kheer

Gass Gasse (Poppy Seeds) Payasam

Thengai Paal Payasam (Aadi Paal) - Video recipe

Akki Kadlebele Payasa (rice & channa dhall kheer)


  1. what a different type of kheer. I think it would be so delicious. Can't wait to try it!

  2. What a tasty and delectable kheer. The addition of the nuts with the coconut must have made it so creamy and delicious with royal flavours.

  3. Simply delicious and great kheer.sounds easy nad tasty. I needed something for today this may be the option I can look into. Thanks


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