H for Haiti. When I was thinking about the countries with the letter H, Haiti came first to my mind. And Haiti reminds me of my dear blogger friend, Mir. So I hopped onto her space and picked up this delectable beverage which apparently is served to kids.

This is essentially Cornmeal Payasam/kheer and so I was pretty confident that it would be accepted by the kids. 

This turned out so good that at the end of the day all of us were peeping into the refrigerator to see if there are any leftovers. Each of us would go sneaking a spoon here and a spoon there until I figured that the kids left an empty bowl in the refrigerator!!

Recipe Source here
Ingredients - 

Cornmeal 1/4 cup
Water 1 1/2 cups
Evaporated Milk 5 oz can
Milk 1/2 cup
Sugar 1/4 cup + more if needed
Star Anise 1
Cinnamon 1 inch stick


Method Of Preparation -

In a sauce pan, bring 1 1/4 cup of water along with star anise and cinnamon to boil.

Meanwhile, make a thin past with the remaining water and cornmeal.

Pour in the cornmeal paste into the boiling water while constantly stirring.

After about 5 minutes when the cornmeal is cooked well, remove the star anise and cinnamon stick.

Pour in the evaporated milk and regular milk along with sugar.

Let it simmer for a few minutes. Remove from heat.

Refrigerate and serve chilled.

Preparation Time 15 min
Serves 2-3


  1. Srivalli Says:
  2. So nicely done and I was enjoying so much from Mir's space as well..

  3. Such a simple and appetizing drink. Nice pictures

  4. Priya Suresh Says:
  5. Aksan looks very quick to prepared, and simply delicious to drink.

  6. Good that you didn't have to do a extensive search to find a delicious drink from this country. Looks very good Harini.

  7. Suma Gandlur Says:
  8. Simple and filling drink.

  9. Pavani Says:
  10. That is such a delicious and simple drink.

  11. It is always nice when the food is liked by family and to find an empty bowl or a jar, off course unless you are starving. Aksan looks good and like the star anise garnish.

  12. Unknown Says:
  13. wow such an tempting version haitian cornmeal payasam :) looks too inviting dear !!

  14. Padmajha Says:
  15. I too have bookmarked this from Mir's space. Yours looks so good Harini...

  16. That is one healthy and delicious glass of goodness !

  17. so glad the whole family enjoyed it so much

  18. looks very nice , would love to try

  19. Kalyani Says:
  20. nice to see an empty bowl sometimes isnt it ?? the pudding / payasam looks delectable.. and am yet to figure out what evaporated milk exactly means.. see it in so many dessert recipes... is it condensed milk or milk powder ?

  21. Archana Says:
  22. Delicious and appetizing. Love the picture.

  23. Love the presentation harini looks like our kheer but with a different name.

  24. Unknown Says:
  25. Interesting drink... Would love to give it a try.

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