- Sabudhana - 1 cup
- Milk - 4 cups (preferably whole milk or 2% milk)
- Sugar - 2 or 3 cups (acc to taste)
- Cardamom powder - a pinch
- Pacha karpooram - a pinch
If you like to garnish it, fry few cashews and raisins in ghee, to golden brown and pour it on top of the payasam.