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Preparation info

  • Serves

    8

    • Difficulty

      Easy

Appears in

Hidden Kitchens of Sri Lanka

Hidden Kitchens of Sri Lanka

By Bree Hutchins

Published 2013

  • About

Payasam (sago) is an essential sweet dish at any Tamil celebration or festival, including New Year and weddings. It is usually served in small stainless-steel cups, but the traditional way to serve it is on a banana leaf and topped with crushed pappadum. The best payasam I tasted was Mahalukshmi’s; it was wonderfully thick and creamy, infused with cardamom and topped with cashews and raisins.