Kheer a sweet indian dishPayasam is prepared in festivals, temples, and all special occasions. It is prepared using milk, rice, ghee, sugar/jaggery, Khoya.
Some also add a little bit of heavy cream for a richer taste. It is often garnished using almonds, cashews, raisins and pistachios. It is an integral part of traditional South Indian meals.
The South Indian payasam also makes extensive use of jaggery and coconut milk in place of sugar and milk. Vermicelli is commonly used.