Healthy no ghee microwave kheer : Thattikkuttu payassam : featuring rice Kukskitchen

Yes another thattikkuttu recipe. :-)

My son wanted a payassam and I was too lazy to do it the hob method. Microwave was the way forward. :-) And the result is.........
healthy low fat microwave rice kheer payassam

Boiling milk in a microwave is always scary; one tiny minute more than needed and u end up having to clean up the whole oven. I kept on looking thru the glass window every other minute. Well, now I know the time needed for the perfect taste, still leaving my microwave clean :-)

Serves: 2

U need: A large microwave safe bowl, so the milk doesn't spill over.


Rice - 1/2 cup - I used basmati
Water - 2 cups
Milk - 1 cup
Sugar - 5 tsp
Cardamom powder - a pinch
Saffron strands to garnish
healthy low fat microwave rice kheer payassam


- In a large microwavable bowl, add rice and water and cook on full power for 10 minutes till rice is cooked.

- Drain excess water and pour in the milk and sugar. Stir well. Pop it back in the microwave and cook for a total of 8 minutes, stirring after every 2 minutes. This helps dissolve the sugar better and makes sure the milk doesn't spill over.

- Add cardamom powder and mix well.

- Garnish with saffron strands and serve.

Let me know if there is an even easier version of making payassam girls. Share pls!

healthy low fat microwave rice kheer payassam


Sherin Deepu


  1. Looks delicious :) Sherin u can cook biryani in microwave and why not payasam :P just saying

  2. Atthanne.. :-) Do u have a quick and easy payassam to share dear.

  3. looks so yummy! Happy Diwali

  4. thattikuttu the name..anyway payasam looks yummy

  5. Fabulous Kheer.... Love it...

  6. delightful payam and an appetizing presentation..


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