The traditional Onasadya is incomplete without a sumptuous payasam (dessert) in the end. Try this recipe of dates – almond payasam to make your sadya extra special.
1 ½ liters milk
250 gms sugar
2 tbsp ghee
250 dates (pitted and cut into small pieces)
50 gms almonds (skin removed; grinded to fine paste)
1 tsp cardamom powder
Chopped almonds (for garnish)
Boil milk and sugar Turn off the flame when the milk thickens up and reduces to 1 liter
Heat ghee in an uruli and sauté the dates
Into it add the almond paste Mix well
Now add the thickened milk and mix well
Allow this mixture to boil well
Finally sprinkle cardamom powder and garnish with chopped almonds.