Mar 19, 2012

Timmanam A Traditional sweet from Andhra

After all my Laddu and burfi recipes to day I am going to post a traditional Andhra recipe Timmanam - Kobbari payasam . Timmanam is a sweet made by coconut and rice flour so that in some places of  Andhra people call this as Kobbari payasam. This sweet is very famous in Konasema is a delta located in the East Godavari District of Andhra Pradesh. This place is well known after its coconut production  because of that like in kerala people use coconut a lot in there cuisine here. Timmanam - Kobbari (kobbari means coconut in telugu) payasam is very famous in this region. This payasam is specialy made on the day of Atla - Thadiya This festival will fall in the month of september. On that day married women fast for the whole day,  do puja in the evening.Pray god for the long life of there husband, offer Dosa, coconut chutney and timmanam and distribute this prasadam among the neighbour married women. So this is the tradition and here I go with this traditional Timmanam - Kobbari payasam for blogging marathon.
Photobucket INGREDIENTS:--
Milk  -- 1 cup
Thick coconut milk  -- 2 cups
Rice  --- 1/4 cup soaked in water for over night
Grated coconut ---- 1/2 cup
Grated jaggery  --- 1/2 cup or you can use sugar also insted of jaggery but my choice is jaggery.
Cardamom powder  --- 1 tea sp
Cashew --- 10 broken
Raisins  --- 10
Ghee  --- 1 tea sp
METHOD:--
1. Remove rice from water and grind with grated coconut in to a fine paste and set a side.
2. Boil milk in a thick bottom pan, bring to a full boil and add coconut milk again being to a full boil and reduce the heat add ground paste and stir continuously to avoid lumps, with in few minutes the mixture become thick.
3. When the mixture starts to become thick add grate djaggery or sugar, cardamom powder give a good stir and cook for 2 more minutes and switch off the heat.
4. In a other small pan heat ghee fry cashew and raisins add this fried dry fruits to payasam
The consistancy of this payasam should be like a very thick soup or like firni.
Now Timmanam - kobbari payasam is ready to serve
This my fourth recipe for blogging marathon day 4 in the theme of Festival Food - quick and easy mithai and lets check the marathon page for other recipes for to day.


17 comments:

Unknown said...

Absolutely love your traditional payasam. Looking really nice and delicious. Jayanthi (www.sizzlingveggies.com)

maha said...

payasam looks yum n tatsy.thanx 4 the info.....

sangee vijay said...

Very interesting...nice to learn so many authentic recipes thru this BM ! Payasam looks so delicious..loved it!!

Harini-Jaya Rupanagudi said...

Good one. Didn't know the tradition behind this in that region!

Krithi's Kitchen said...

This name is new to me.. although I think I would have tasted this somewhere... :) Good one..
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Srivalli said...

Padma, for the KT..that was quite new to me..looks good..

Degchi said...

Good to know about festival and learning the recipe of Kobbari payasam.

Aarthi said...

yummy recipe

Rasi said...

I have had this bangalore.. my neighbor patti would do this.. it really is very tasty.. super!


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Mélange said...

New to me..Looks extremely delicious.

Prathibha said...

never heard of this name..looks delicious

notyet100 said...

This sweet dish looks delicious,,.:)

Rajani S said...

Payasam looks absolutely delicious

Suma Gandlur said...

Love the traditional recipe.

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

awesome... love it...

PriyaVaasu said...

Rice n Coconut must be very flavorful!!! Looks delicious!!!

vidhas said...

Thanks for sharing an authentic recipe for the blogging marathon.Looks yum.