Saturday, April 6, 2013

Elaneer Payasam

Elaneer means Tender Coconut. Elaneer Payasam is a traditional sweet / dessert from South India. I had this first at a South Indian Restaurant and since then I was after the recipe. Finally I made this by reading almost 15-20 recipes. 

Elaneer Payasam is a very simple and quick recipe, yet very delicious. It can also prove to be a classy and elegant addition to your party menu.

Servings: 4 people

Approx. Time: 15 min

1 cup Tender Coconut Pulp (Coconut Malai)
1 glass Tender Coconut Water
1 cup Full Cream Milk (Boiled and cooled)
2 tbspns Sweetened Condensed Milk
5-6 Cashews (roasted in Ghee) (Optional)

For Garnishing:
Chopped Tender Coconut Pulp
Saffron Strands

Heat quarter teaspoon or less Ghee in a pan and fry cashews in it. 

Mix together the Tender Coconut Pulp and the Tender Coconut water. Transfer it into a blender. Blend it into a coarse paste. 

Take full cream milk in a bowl and add sweetened Condensed Milk to it. Give it a stir and then add the paste of Tender Coconut Pulp and Tender Coconut water to it. Now add the ghee roasted Cashews  to it. Adding roasted Cashews is optional. Then refrigerate for an hour. 

Before serving, add a tspn of chopped Tender Coconut Pulp in a Shot glass. Then pour the refrigerated Payasam over it. Garnish it with the Saffron strands. Serve cool.

1. You may use reduced milk to make the payasam more thicker. 
2. Adding of Cardamom powder and Almond flakes may make it more richer. 
3. You may also add a tablespoon of thick Coconut milk to enhance the flavor.

Stepwise Pictures:



Sending this recipe to Madhu's Indian Recipes event - Festival Recipes for Ugadi / Gudi Padwa / YugadiAathidhyam's Event and  Anu's Healthy Kitchen's - South Indian Cooking Series hosted by Nivedhanam


  1. This sounds so delicious! Another must-try recipe.
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  2. looks yummy and delicious .... I'm a new blogger... Do visit my blog..


  3. Who can resist to this beautiful payasam,inviting.

  4. wow, that looks delicious, never had something like this before, but I love tender coconut, so tempting :)

  5. Lovely Paayasam. The Payasam would have looked much brighter if you had displayed it on a darker surface, say a black, blue or brown mat. Loved your criss cross placement of saffron strands.

  6. beautifully done!! love this delicious payasam!!! Thanks for linking it to my event!! Looking for more yummy recipes!!


  7. can this be made only with coconut milk coconut water and condensed milk as i stay abroad and may not get coconut pulp?

  8. can this be made without coconut pulp as as stay abroad and pulp may not b available

  9. you made my day..just had this today for lunch n wanted to have the recipe badly....


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