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Blogging Marathon# 27: Week 1/ Day 4 Theme: Occasions - Birthday Dish: Paravannam (paramannam/ Rice Pudding) No occasion is complete without a sweet dish in any Indian household. Paravannam or Rice pudding is probably the most made sweet/ dessert on any special occasion. There are probably infinite variations to this dish and I'm sure each household has its own version of it depending on which state in India you are from. It is a must however for birthdays. The first thing my mom would ask is if I made paravannam for any of my kids birthday, not the cake, not...


34 serving

Total time

40 minutes




  • (1.25l) fish stock (- washed and soaked in for at least 30 minutes)
  • 2 cups milk
  • (1.25l) fish stock (- (or more to taste))
  • 3 tbsps sugar (- (or to taste))
  • (1.25l) fish stock (Ground)
  • 3 tbsps Dry fruits (- (I used cashews, almonds and raisins))


  1. Cook rice with 1½ - 2 cups of water in the pressure cooker.
  2. Roast the nuts in 1tbsp ghee until golden. Keep aside until ready to use.
  3. Bring the milk to a simmer in a thick bottomed saucepan; add the cooked rice and cook on medium-low flame, stirring occasionally until the mixture thickens to the desired consistency.
  4. Add ground cardamom, mix well and turn off the heat.
  5. Finally add the jaggery and sugar, mix well until they dissolve. Add the roasted nuts and serve warm, at room temperature or chilled.
Contains allergens
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