Dates Payasam Recipe

Dates Payasam Recipe
Dates Payasam Recipe - dates Payasam is an Indian delight made from dates, sugar and milk. The recipe is easy and you can prepare it in no time. I tried this recipe and it came good. The original recipe called for Coconut milk but I have used whole milk in this recipe. You can replace the whole milk with coconut milk if you like.

Dates Payasam Recipe

Dates Payasam Recipe

SERVES: 4 to 6
Dates Payasam Recipe - Indian Dessert with stepwise pictures
Dates Payasam Recipe


  • Dates - 1 cup
  • Milk - 2 1/2 cups
  • Sugar - 1/4 cup
  • Cashews - 6 to 8
  • Ghee - 1 tbsp.
  • Cardamom powder - 1 tsp.(Optional)


  1. Grind the dates with enough milk to grind in a mixer/food processor to a coarse paste.
  2. Heat oil in a pan with little ghee and saute cashews in it till golden brown and remove them in a separate plate/bowl.
  3. Add the ground dates and milk paste in the same pan used for roasting the cashews and stir them by adding all the remaining milk.
  4. Then add sugar to it. Stir them well and boil it till the bubbles appear.
  5. Then add the roasted cashews and stir them well and switch off the flame.

Step By Step Recipe with Pictures

Add the seedless dates to the mixer/food processor and remove any hard parts if found.
Dates Payasam Recipe - Step1
Add little milk to the dates, say 1/2 cup milk so that it can grind well.
Dates Payasam Recipe - Step2
Grind the above to a coarse paste or fine paste as you like. i would like it to be coarse paste.
Dates Payasam Recipe - Step3
Heat ghee in a pan and add cashews to it.
Dates Payasam Recipe - Step4
Saute them till the cashews are slightly golden brown.
Dates Payasam Recipe - Step5
Now remove the cashews from the pan and add the ground dates paste to the same pan in medium heat.
Dates Payasam Recipe - Step6
Add some milk to the pan.
Dates Payasam Recipe - Step7
Now add the sugar to it and stir it well.
Dates Payasam Recipe - Step8
Now add all the remaining milk and let the mixture to cook in low to medium flame. Bubbles will start to appear. Keep stirring for 5 minutes.
Dates Payasam Recipe - Step9
Now add the roasted cashews and powdered cardamom, stir them well and switch off the flame.
Dates Payasam Recipe - Step10
serve warm or cold with chopped almonds and pistachios or even with dates decorated on it.
Dates Payasam Recipe - Step11
  • You can use coconut milk instead of whole milk in the recipe.

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  1. I tried this recipe today nancy . It was good ��


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