At times, you may just need to find a way to get some sweet dessert in your life (like me!!) even when there is no occasion or festival that can lead you to your food magic. After all we all foodie people should have no reason for devouring best of best, favorite of favorite food at any time of the year. Because we call ourselves foodies and we deserve it.
On such a day when my cravings for something sweet, something delicious and some thing veggie (like this sweet potato kheer) have taken the lead, I had no choice left than to turn towards a veggie-based-payasa. I already had a fresh stock of vegetables stored in the fridge and it is this bottle gourd, a best body coolant and summer friendly veggie which transformed in to an awesome dessert=> bottle gourd payasam.
Luscious, soft bottle gourd cubes cooked in jaggery syrup plus coconut milk with lots of dry fruits topping, bottle gourd payasam cannot be better explained than the word ‘YUMM’ and only ‘YUMM’. More importantly the dessert tasted even better as left over the next day. The inclusion of rava or sooji in to the payasam has turned it thick, perfect spooning consistency which I always prefer. Oh..I want a bowlful of payasa right now..