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Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Cracked Wheat Payasam-Broken Wheat Kheer-Gothumai Rava Payasam

Broken Wheat Kheer is a very healthy and tasty kheer (pudding) prepared with cracked wheat (dalia), jaggery and milk. You can prepare this guilt free (no sugar) payasam for any festivals or special occasions. It is absolutely delicious and easy to make. Today we will learn how to make broken wheat (known as samba godhumai ravai in Tamil) payasam following this easy recipe with step wise pictures.

Cracked Wheat Payasam-Broken Wheat Kheer-Gothumai Rava Payasam

Cracked Wheat Payasam-Broken Wheat Kheer

Cracked Wheat Payasam-Broken Wheat Kheer-Gothumai Rava Payasam

 Prep Time : 10 mins
 Cook Time : 15 mins 
 Serves: 2
 Recipe CategoryDessert
 Recipe CuisineIndian

   Ingredients needed

   Cracked Wheat - 1/3 cup
   Moong Dal (split yellow variety) - 2 tbsp
   Milk - 2 cups
   Jaggery - 1/2 cup powdered
   Cardamom  - 2 pods or 1/4 tsp powder
   Grated coconut - 2 tbsp
   Cashewnuts - 5-6
   Ghee - 1 tsp


Heat a tsp of ghee and saute cashew nuts until it turns golden brown.

Dry roast cracked wheat/dalia on medium heat stirring continuously until it is hot to touch.  

Dry roast moong dal (pasi paruppu) until you get a nice aroma of roasted dal.

Heat a little water (around 3 tbsp), add jaggery to it and dissolve it in water. Filter it to remove impurities and keep it aside.

preparation for broken wheat kheer

Mix both dal and cracked wheat together, add a cup of water and pressure cook keeping it in a vessel inside the cooker, for 3 whistles. Do not forget to add water inside the cooker. Keep grated coconut, cardamom (crushed) separately on a plate (as shown in the picture below) and cook along with cracked wheat and dal in one go. In case, if you are cooking dal + cracked wheat in a pan, then saute grated coconut slightly in 1/2 tsp of ghee and keep it aside. Also use cardamom powder instead of crushed pods.


Boil jaggery water on medium heat, when it starts thickening, add the cooked dal + cracked wheat mixture (it does not matter if it is mushy), grated coconut and cardamom (powder or crushed pods).

preparing dalia kheer

Cook on medium heat, stirring until it gets incorporated with the jaggery syrup. Leave it to cool.

Then add milk (should at room temperature) and mix well. When both the jaggery mixture and the milk are hot, there are chances of the milk curdling, so make sure that either one is at room temperature.

samba godhumai rava payasam

Bring the payasam to boil on medium heat stirring continuously, add cashew nuts and remove from heat. Do not boil the kheer too much after adding milk.

samba ravai payasam

You can serve this kheer or payasam (pudding) either warm or chilled. Both tastes good though I prefer it chilled.

Note - You can adjust the consistency of the kheer by adding more or less milk according to your personal preferences.

More Broken Wheat Recipes

Samba Godhumai Khichdi

Cracked Wheat Sambar Sadam

Cracked Wheat Upma

Cracked Wheat Oats Idli

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  1. Looks yummy πŸ˜‹.. How much water needs to be added when cooking dal and melting jaggery?

  2. Awesome, came out well. My daughter was thrilled !!


  3. It was yummy 😊😊 thank you..

  4. Loved your recipe😊 I am excited to give it a tryπŸ‘


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