Sunday, November 11, 2007

Paasi Paruppu Payasam (Moong Dal Kheer)

I made this traditional dessert for dinner on diwali and everyone loved it. It was a very simple and easy recipe and tasted divine. I took this recipe from Mrs. S. Mallika Badrinath's TRADITIONAL SWEETS recipe book. This will be my entry to the JFI-Special Edition Diwali event hosted by Vee of Past, Present and Me.

Ingredients:

Green gram dal(Split moong dal) - 1 cup
Jaggery (grated) - 1 cup (can be increased or decreased as per taste)
Coconut milk (thin) - 2 cups (milk - 2 cups can be used instead)
Ghee - 2 tbsp
Cardamom powder - 1/4 tsp
Cashew nut - 1 tbsp
Raisins - 1 tbsp
Water - 1 cup

Method:

Fry cashews and raisins in 1 tbsp ghee till roasted. Roast the moong dal with 1 tbsp ghee till it turns golden brown in color. Pressure cook the dal with 1 cup of water and 2 cups of milk till soft and mushy (You can cook it on the stove top but it takes longer). Add jaggery and heat it till it becomes thick and creamy. Add the cardamom powder and fried cashews and raisins and serve warm or cold. I used fat free milk in my version.

7 comments:

easycrafts said...

The colour looks lovely...have to try ur version with coconut milk too

Laavanya said...

This has to be my husband's favorite payasam... Looks lovely.

Rina said...

Yeah, this is one cool sweet payasam.

Kribha said...

I too love this. Made it for aayudha pooja. Looks delicious.

Lissie said...

i love this payasam... :)) yours look delicious!

Deepz said...

Thanks guys.

Anu said...

Payasam looks very delicious :) Adding coconut milk is a gr8 idea! Will try out your method too.

I am Anu from My Scrawls. I have posted my version of Moong Dal Kheer in my blog. Do visit my blog when u get time. Would be happy to receive your comments:)