Cook's Hideout: Kobbari Paramannam (Coconut Rice Pudding -- Vegan recipe)

October 03, 2014

Kobbari Paramannam (Coconut Rice Pudding -- Vegan recipe)

Happy Dasara to All
Here's a simple and slightly different Parvannam/ paramannam to offer to god during this festival season. Traditionally paravannam is made using dairy milk, but this is made with coconut milk. To enhance the coconut flavor, grated coconut is also added.
Kobbari Paramannam (Coconut Rice Pudding -- Vegan recipe)
I saw this dish being made on a Telugu cooking show and wanted to try it during the Navratri season. It uses jaggery instead of sugar making this a refined food free dish that is perfect for this festival season.

Kobbari Paramannam (Coconut Rice Pudding -- Vegan recipe)
Skip the ghee used to fry the cashews & raisins and you have a completely vegan dish. It is creamy with subtle sweetness from jaggery.  
Kobbari Paramannam (Coconut Rice Pudding -- Vegan recipe)
Rice - ½cup
Coconut milk - ½cup
Jaggery - ¼cup (adjust as per your taste preference)
Ground Cardamom - a pinch
Cashews - 2tsp
Raisins - 2tsp

  • Heat 2tsp ghee or oil (for vegan version) and cook till cashews and raisins until golden.
  • In a heavy bottom sauce pan, combine rice and 1cup of water, bring to a boil. Lower the heat, cover and cook till all the water is absorbed and rice is almost cooked.
  • Add coconut milk and cook till rice is completely cooked through.
  • Stir in grated jaggery, ground cardamom and cook till jaggery is completely melted.
  • Finally add the ghee roasted cashews and raisins and mix well. Serve warm!!
Kobbari Paramannam (Coconut Rice Pudding -- Vegan recipe)

Linking this to Valli's 'Cooking from Cookbook Challenge: October -- Week 1'. 



  1. Happy Dussera wishes, Kobbari paramannam looks fabulous, can finish that bowl in no time.

  2. Happy Dussera. the payasam is yum.

  3. this looks to be good traditional dessert..looks super delicious.

  4. This looks so yummy! Love the pictures !!

  5. Looks so festive Pavani. I can imagine how creamy this dish would have been with coconut milk..


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