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Mukkani Payasam / Tri-Fruit Kheer


Payasam is a must in all tamil festival offerings and meals, may be a festival, family function. Usually I used to prepare a Tamil Vegetarian meals that I serve in Banana leaf for Tamil New Year, but this year thought of curating a special dish for Tamil New Year.

Here came the concept “Mukkani” in my mind, Mukkani means Tri-Fruit. In Tamil literature, Mukkani / Tri-Fruit refers to Mangoes, Jack fruit and Bananas. As these fruits are seasonal and available all together at this summer, thought of preparing a dessert with these fruits which resulted in my MUKKANI PAYASAM / TRI-FRUIT KHEER.

Taking it to Fiesta Friday #167 hosted by Angie@thenovicegarderner.

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Mukkani Payasam is a rich, delicious, flavorful and heavenly dish that can be served as a dessert in meals or as an offering to God. Give a try, as these fruits will available only in this summer, don’t miss it…

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Mukkani Payasam / Tri-Fruit Kheer


  • Mango – ½ no
  • Jack Fruit – 3 nos
  • Banana – 1 no (big)
  • Milk – ½ litre (full fat milk)
  • Raw rice – 2 tbsp
  • Cardamom powder – ¼ tsp
  • Sugar – 3 tbsp
  • Ghee / Clarified butter – 2 tbsp
  • Cashew nuts – 10 nos
  • Raisins – 5 nos

Making of Mukkani Payasam / Tri-Fruit Kheer –


  • Peel and roughly chop half the quantity of mango and banana, de-seed the jack fruit and grind these all together to a fine paste with a tbsp of milk.
  • Finely chop the leftover mangoes, banana and jack fruit (lengthwise) and keep it aside.
  • Grind the rice to a coarse powder and keep it aside.
  • Boil the milk in heavy bottomed vessel, add the cardamom powder once the milk got boiled.
  • Add the coarsely ground rice to the milk and let it boil.
  • Cook in low flame until the rice boils completely and milk reduces to half the quantity.
  • Meanwhile heat a tbsp of ghee/clarified butter in a small kadai, roast the cashew nuts and raisins until they turn golden brown in color.
  • Remove it to a bowl.
  • Pour the leftover ghee/clarified butter to the same kadai, roast the finely chopped fruits (banana, jack fruit and mangoes) until they turn golden brown.
  • Once the rice is boiled, add sugar followed by the roasted cashew nuts and raisins along with the ghee/clarified butter, give a stir and cook in low flame for 2 mins.
  • Turn of the flame, add the roasted fruits, give a stir.
  • Transfer it to a bowl.

Serve hot or bring it to room temperature, refrigerate and serve chilled. Garnish with roasted fruits before you serve.

Payasam / Kheer Collection


Payasam/Kheer is a South Asian pudding made by boiling rice, broken rice, broken wheat, tapioca, vermicelli or with few variety of dals with milk and sugar. It is flavored with cardamom, raisins, saffron, cashew nuts, pista and almonds.

This payasam/kheer is served as a dessert. Mostly they are prepared suring times of festivals and occasions like marriage, housewarming and so on. In Tamil Nadu, payasam is one of the must dish in all good occasions.

It is known as payasam, payasa, payesh, kheer according to the region. The word paysam is derived form payasa, meaning milk.

Not only in houses and occasions, but it is also prepared in temples as offering to god and then later served to all the devotees who come to the temple.

I am a big fan of payasam, already I have shared few payasam recipes and now let me bring them all together in a page, so that it would be easy for a quick view. I am sure this list never ends and will update once in a while. Do check out the recipes, by clicking on the name of the payasam …

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10+ Payasam Recipes

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Panner Payasam / Panner Kheer


As I love payasam a lot, I started preparing variety of payasam and now this is my new try with Panner, “Panner Paysam”. I love the taste and texture of this payasam. It remembers me about the taste of the first milk of the cow after giving birth to calf. Let us move on to the recipe…

Panner Payasam / Panner Kheer

Panner Payasam / Panner Kheer


  • Panner – 150 gm
  • Condensed milk or Sugar – 2 tbsp
  • Cardamom powder – ½ tsp
  • Milk – ½ litre
  • Saffron – few strands
  • Cashew nuts – 10 nos
  • Raisins – 5 nos
  • Pistachios – 3 nos
  • Almond / Badam – 3 nos


  • Boil the milk in a heavy bottomed pan, simmer it and wait until the quantity of the milk reduces to half the quantity.
  • Add in the cardamom and condensed milk or sugar and simmer it until the sugar dissolves.
  • Bring the panner to room temperature and crumble them with your hands (be sure no lumps should be formed).
  • Add the panner to the boiling milk and simmer it, wait until panner gets cooked .
  • Heat ghee/clarified butter in a tadka, add cashewnuts, raisins, badam, pista and roast them until they turn golden brown.
  • Add it to the boiling milk and cook for two mins.

Serve hot