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August 6, 2012


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Paruppu payasam/Moong dal payasam is a very easy and tasty payasam recipe.I make this payasam very often next to aval payasam.I learnt this from my MIL.Sometimes i make in kerala style by adding coconut milk alone.But it tastes great even without it.Here i have shared the recipe with milk.Sendhil loves this payasam a lot.I make this payasam for stomach upset problems too.We all know moong dal is easy to digest and it helps to cure stomach and mouth ulcers.For most of our festivals , this payasam will be in the menu for sure.
Moong dal payasam 1

Moong dal payasam

 Moong dal payasam/Paruppu payasam recipe for poojas and festivals.Easy and yummy !
Cuisine: Indian
Category: Dessert
Serves: Serves 3
Prep time: 5 Minutes
Cook time: 20 Minutes
Total time: 25 Minutes

1 cup - 200ml

  • Yellow moong dal – 1/ 4 cup
  • Powdered jaggery – 1/3 –1/2 cup
  • Ghee – 1 tbsp
  • Cashews – Few
  • Cloves – 2 nos
  • Cardamom powder – 1/4 tsp
  • Coconut milk – 2 tbsp (optional)
  • Milk – 1/4 cup
  • Water – As needed

  • Take 1/4 cup of moong dal & roast in a tsp of ghee till u get nice smell.Then pressure cook it with required water in very low flame for 2 whistles.
  • Remove the whistle , mash the dal well and add powdered jaggery.After the jaggery melts, it will start to boil and allow it to roll boil for sometime.If your jaggery has impurities,make the syrup separately.Strain it and then add to the dal.
  • Finally add cardamom powder.In a seperate pan add  the remaining ghee , roast cashews and cloves. Add to payasam.
  • After switching off the stove add the coconut milk(if needed) and boiled milk as per the consistency.. Adding coconut milk gives extra flavour and richness.Close with a lid and enjoy after 30 mins.
  • Always add milk & coconut milk only at the end ,ie . Before switching off the stove. Do not boil after u add them.Payasam will give a curdled look.
  • If u are planning to add coconut milk , reduce the amount of jaggery.
  • To reduce the sweetness, add little more hot milk .. To increase the sweetness , prepare jaggery syrup separately and add to payasam. Boil for sometime.
  • Adding cloves gives a nice smell to the payasam. So please don’t avoid it. Also u can add a zing of edible camphor for additional flavour.
  • Initially u’ll find the payasam little watery, but it will thicken as  it cools down ..
Offer to god, get his blessings and enjoy ! Smile
Moong dal payasam

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  1. delicious dear!! inviting you tp join Fast food- Noodles

  2. My favorite too! I could see u have clicked it right near to pooja place :)

  3. paruppu payasam is always a wonderful addition to a meal. you have made it look very invitingly delicious.

  4. Delicious Payasam Chitra,our family fav too...

  5. Always like this ...looks yum

  6. I am a big fan of this payasam. Adding cloves sounds nice

  7. planning to do this for Krishna Janmastami.

  8. Thank u all :) @ Raji, hehe u r rite :)

  9. Love Paruppu payasam, looks delicious!

  10. wow ma favourite payasam...very tempting and mouthwatering. beautiful clicks:)

  11. ആശംസകള്‍................ ബ്ലോഗില്‍ പുതിയ പോസ്റ്റ്‌........ കൊല്ലാം , പക്ഷെ തോല്‍പ്പിക്കാനാവില്ല......... വായിക്കണേ.............

  12. This payasam has a unique lovely taste of its own. I always add coconut milk when I make this payasam. And when it was made at home, the cashew would be put in along with the green gram dal, so it would cook alongside. And so absolutely no ghee used in this one. PS - coincidentally I watched a bit of the movie Ratatouille on TV yesterday and thought of your blog since it has the same name.

  13. One of my fav payasam, can have it rite now.

  14. delicious payasam!!! one of my fav.. :)
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

  15. My fav payasam,i mom makes awesome payasam....

  16. Thanks everyone.. @ radha , thanks :D

  17. wow..thanks for sharing this lipsmacking recipe
    Tasty Appetite

  18. Replies
    1. 2 whistles in low flame. Updated in the post. Thanks!


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