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Koova payasam

Thiruvathira recipes| kerala recipes | Koova payasam | arrow root dessert
Prep Time2 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time32 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Kerala cuisine
Keyword: kerala recipes, thiruvathira recipes
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Jinoo Jayakrishnan
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  • 1/2 cup Koova podi / arrow root powder
  • 1 cup Jaggery
  • 1/2 cup grated coconut
  • 1/4 tsp Cardomon  powder
  • 1 pinch dry ginger powder
  • 1 pinch cumin powder
  • 1 tsp ghee


  • Mix the arrow root powder/ koova podi in 1/2 cup water until lumps free. 
  • add cardamom powder, cumin powder and dry ginger powder to it. 
  • meanwhile, melt the jaggery in 1 cup water. let it come to a boil. 
  • let it become warm and then strain and add it to the arrow root mix. 
  • now add grated coconut, 1.5 cups water and ghee. mix well. 
  • until now, we haven't placed the vessel on stove. after mixing everything together. place it on the stove and cook in simmer
  • cook in simmer while stirring continuously. 
  • it thickens in few minutes. stop when you reach the desired consistency.



some even add chopped bananas finally for an added flavour.