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Preparing for a Feast: Paysam


Every festival in India is a feast for all the senses.

And in Kerala, every feast finishes with paysam.



Vast cauldrons and trays of the dessert are prepared.

In Kannamaly the church hall is used for its storage.


This paysam will be given as part of the free meal but can also be purchased

As a “take-away”


3 responses

  1. That’s enough for our whole town and then some …

    March 21, 2011 at 8:24 pm

  2. Nicer than it looks?

    March 22, 2011 at 3:21 am

    • Nice in small quantities.
      Think treacle, rice pudding, spices and sugar – a lot of sugar. Though in this case the sugar is jaggery.

      March 22, 2011 at 6:33 am

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