Koova podium / arrow root powder – 1/4 cup
Jaggery – 1/2 cup or to taste
Sliced coconut pieces – 1/2 cup
Banana ripe – 1 no chopped
Cardomon powder -1 tsp
Mix well koova podi with little water so that there are no lumps. Keep it in a thick bottomed vessel and add jaggery to it. Melted and filtered jaggery. Keep stirring continuously in simmer. Meanwhile fry the coconut pieces in ghee to golden brown color. Koova has a tendency to multiply it’s volume…if we take 1/2 cup koova, we will end up cooking half cooker of payasam. So a 2 tsp of koova podi is enough to serve 4. It has to attain a sticky consistency. When it’s almost done, coconut pieces and banana slices are added to it and switched off. Now add Cardomon powder and serve it.
Arrowroot has cooling effect on body. Good for babies and pregnant women. Helps cure diarrhea. Specially made on thiruvathira when on fasting.
Thiruvathira recipes| kerala recipes | Koova payasam | arrow root dessert
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Kerala cuisine