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Elaneer Payasam-Tender Coconut Payasam

Elaneer Payasam-Tender Coconut Kheer

Elaneer Payasam or tender coconut kheer is a delicious dessert prepared with tender coconut and coconut milk. It is very simple to make. It tastes heavenly when served chilled.

Course Dessert
Cuisine South Indian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 2


Ingredients needed to make Elaneer Payasam

  • 2 cups Milk
  • 1/4 cup Sugar (as needed)
  • 3/4 cup Tender Coconut flesh
  • 1/2 cup Tender Coconut Water
  • 3/4 cup Coconut milk
  • 1/4 tsp Cardamon powder


How to Make Elaneer Payasam

  1. Boil 2 cups of milk until it reduces to 1 1/2 cup.

  2. Add 1/4 cup of sugar and boil until sugar dissolves. Turn off the heat and let it cool completely.

  3. Blend 3/4 cup of tender coconut flesh with 1/2 cup of tender coconut water.

  4. Extract coconut milk - Blend 1 cup of grated coconut with 1 cup of lukewarm water and strain it using a muslin cloth or strainer. Homemade Coconut milk is ready.

  5. Mix together the reduced milk, 1/4 tsp cardamom powder, coarsely ground tender coconut mixture and 3/4 cup of coconut milk.

  6. Refrigerate for 4-5 hours.

  7. Tender coconut payasam or Elaneer Payasam is ready. Serve chilled.

Recipe Notes

If preferred you can add cashew nuts sauteed in ghee but I do not recommend that. This itself tastes heavenly.

You can use ready make coconut milk also, if preferred. You can check my detailed post on how to extract coconut milk

For a richer paysam, substitute sugar with sweetened condensed milk.