A mess free and super easy way to making pal payasam is using your oven. You can make it for a family of 4 or for a party. Its all the same effort. No mess, no worries wondering if the milk would spill and over flow. It is super easy and is fool proof. This is the second time I have tried this recipe and I am loving it. The kheer remains white, the rice is uniformly cooked and the aroma of the payasam is perfect. I made two versions of the payasam. One with condensed milk and the other with sugar. The payasam tasted delicious either way. Next time if you want to prepare payasam the stress free method, give this method a try.
Baking Dish ( Make sure you have at least 3 quart pan)
Whole Milk / 2 % Milk - 4 cups
Sugar - 1/2 - 3/4 cup or Condensed Milk - 1/2 cup
Rice - 1/4 cup
Water - To rinse rice
Saffron - a pinch
1. Set the oven to 375 degrees F.
2. Add rice to a tea filter and rinse the rice well.
3. Add Milk and rice to a baking pan, cover with foil and place in the oven. Bake it for 40 minutes.
4. Add the sugar or condensed milk cover with foil and bake for another 20 minutes. Remove, add saffron and serve it hot or allow it to reach room temperature, chill in the fridge and serve.