Thalikala payasam
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Thalikala paasham | Thalikala paayasam recipe

Thalikala paasham is Telangana’s traditional sweet dish made on Vinayaka Chathurthi. Generally, we make this only once in a year, on this festival as an offering to Lord Ganesha.

This is my Mother’s recipe and I wanted to blog this so that it will be saved forever 🙂 It takes quite a lot of time to make this dish but all the efforts pay off in terms of taste 🙂 And it stores well in a refrigerator for a week. So my Mom makes little extra and we eat it for a week in portion controlled sizes 🙂

Thalikalu is the Telugu word for noodles. Paasham means payasam or kheer. Handmade noodles will be cooked in milk and thickened with rice flour and khus khus paste. We made this in full fat cow milk, you can use buffalo milk as well. Some people also do thalikala payasam by cooking thalikalu in jaggery solution.

Thalikala paasham
Cook Time
1 hr 20 mins
Rest time
30 mins
 
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Indian
Author: Sravanthi
Ingredients
  • 1 ltr Milk
  • 1 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup rice flour
  • 1/4 cup poppy seeds (khus khus)
  • 6 cardamom
  • 20 cashews
  • 1 tsp ghee
Instructions
  1. Take whole wheat flour and make a soft dough using water. The dough should be like paratha dough so that we can make long noodles with it. Grease the dough with little ghee and let it rest for 30 min.

  2. Take a big vessel and add milk to it. Let it boil on slow flame. Meanwhile, take the dough and roll into 1/4-inch thick noodles. You can grease the hands with ghee and roll the dough into noodles on your palm itself.

  3. When milk starts boiling, add these noodles and let them cook till done.

  4. Now add sugar and let it boil for 5 more minutes. Noodles will take around 30 minutes to cook.

  5. Meanwhile, roast poppy seeds. Take roasted poppy seeds, rice flour and little water or milk in a grinder and make it into a thick smooth paste. To this paste, add more milk and make the paste into pouring consistency.

  6. Now add this poppy seeds mixture into boiling milk and mix it thoroughly. Add the whole cardamom and let the mixture boil on a slow flame for around 20 min. In between, mix the mixture and scrape the sides and bottom.

  7. Add broken cashews and let it cook for 20 more minutes on slow flame. The mixture should become quiet think. Now the dish is ready to serve!

Detailed steps to make thalikala paasham:

  • Take whole wheat flour and make a soft dough using water. The dough should be like paratha dough so that we can make long noodles with it. Grease the dough with little ghee and let it rest for 30 min
  • Take a big vessel and add milk to it. Let it boil on slow flame.

Thalikala payasam

  • Meanwhile, take the dough and roll into 1/4-inch thick noodles. You can grease the hands with ghee and roll the dough into noodles on your palm itself.

Thalikala payasamThalikala payasam

  • When milk starts boiling, add these noodles and let them cook till done.

Thalikala payasam

  • Now add sugar and let it boil for 5 more minutes. Noodles will take around 30 minutes to cook.

Thalikala payasam

  • Meanwhile, roast poppy seeds. Take roasted poppy seeds, rice flour and little water or milk in a grinder and make it into a thick smooth paste. To this paste, add more milk and make the paste into pouring consistency. Add this poppy seeds mixture into boiling milk and mix it thoroughly.

Thalikala payasam

  • Add the whole cardamom and let the mixture boil on a slow flame for around 20 min. In between, mix the mixture and scrape the sides and bottom.

Thalikala payasamThalikala payasam

  • Add broken cashews and let it cook for 20 more minutes on slow flame. The mixture should become quiet think.  You can see the change in color of the dish in the following 2 pictures. Now the dish is ready to serve!

Thalikala payasamThalikala payasam

 

Do try and please leave your feedback here 🙂 Happy cooking !!

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