We keep the books on 8th day night for pooja. Though pooja for the books are done on 9th day morning. It is customary to make paal payasam and Vadai for nivedhyam. As kids, we used to look forward to this day, since this was the only day, when we are asked not to study. When our books are kept for pooja, we never used to read even newspaper or any thing on that regard.
Broken raw matta/brown rice - 1/4 cup
Milk - 1 litre
Sugar -1 1/4 cup (Can reduce to 1 cup if you want don't want it to be too sweet)
Butter - A teaspoon (optional)
Isn't it easy to cook this way? And doesn't it look like the famous Ambalapuzha Palpayasam. As I have mentioned in my earlier post, husband doesn't eat this payasam. So its the only occassion that I make this payasam.
I have posted the recipe earlier.