Fresh wheat berries are chewy and have a juicy sweet taste. Make wheat berries payasam with these fresh berries where you can cook the berries in milk and jaggery.
I got to taste this fresh wheat berries when Vaishali got it for us. Along with fresh jowar, she also got us some berries. So I made some salad, some sprouts and finally this payasam.
The kheer was so delicious and chewy, it makes an excellent choice. We are doing the third week of BM#97 and I opted to do Make these desserts theme. Things happened so randomly that I wasn’t prepared for most of the themes this month.
Wheat Berries Payasam
1 cups Wheat Berries
3 cups Milk
1 cup Jaggery
2 tsp Ghee
Wash and soak the wheat berries overnight in enough water.
Drain and keep it aside.
Heat a nonstick pan with ghee and roast the nuts and remove
Then add the drained berries and roast well.
Add milk and cook in sim till the berries are cooked soft. This takes about 30 mins or so.
Melt the jaggery and remove impurities if any.
Cook for a few minutes and add the jaggery syrup to the cooked berries.
Remove 2 ladles of cooked berries, cool it down and make a puree.
Add this back to the pot and add enough milk/water to get a flowing consistency.
Add roasted nuts for garnish.