Vegan Date & Fig Payasam Recipe
A healthy version of a payasam, with absolutely no added sugar, this recipe of Vegan Date & Fig Payasam Recipe is made using soy milk. A completely healthy option for those who don't want their sweet tooth to be deprived.
The Vegan Date & Fig Payasam is made with soy milk and no added sugar, making it a healthier option over traditional kheer.
The payasam is sweetened with dates and figs, ensuring no added sugar is required.
Did you know: Thanks to being loaded with health benefits, dates have gained the name of being one of the best ingredients for muscle development and a great alternative sweetener with nutritive value. They are an excellent source of energy, natural sugar and fibre all in one. Along with vital minerals like calcium, iron, phosphorus, sodium, potassium, magnesium and zinc, dates also contain vitamins such as thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, folate, vitamin A and vitamin K. A couple of dates are known to significantly boost energy levels almost instantly after consuming them.
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- 2 liter Soy milk
- 10 Dried Figs
- 15 Dates , seedless
- 1 teaspoon Cardamom Powder (Elaichi) , green
- 10 Pistachios
- 1 teaspoon Chironji
How to make Vegan Date & Fig Payasam Recipe
To begin making the Vegan Date & Fig Payasam, chop the figs and dates roughly.
In a sauce, add 500 ml of soy milk and soak chopped dates and figs into the sauce pan and bring it to a boil, once it comes to a roller boil, turn off the flame and allow the dates and figs to soak in it.
Transfer the dates and figs, along with some milk into a mixer-jar and grind into a coarse mixture.
In another saucepan, add the remaining soymilk and bring it to a boil, once it comes to a rolling boil, reduce the flame and allow the milk to reduce to half its current quantity.
Add the fig-date coarse mixture along with cardamom powder to the reduced milk and stir. Increase the heat, and after the first boil, switch off the flame.
Garnish with chironji and chopped Pistachio.
Serve the Vegan Date & Fig Payasam/Kheer, hot or cold as a festival dessert. Serve the Vegan Date & Fig Payasam, as dessert after a simple meal of Chole Biryani Recipe - Spicy Chana Biryani Recipe and Onion Raita Recipe - Pyaz Ka Raita Recipe.
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