Monday 11 March 2013

Moong Dhal Payasam/Pasi Paruppu Payasam

Moong Dhal Payasam/Pasi Paruppu Payasam is a very healthy and easy payasam to make. My mom makes it during special pooja days like Tamil new years day, Ekadasi etc. Since it is made of jaggery and dhal, it is totally packed with iron and proteins. In addition to it, the milk and coconut milk also provides calcium and vitamins. It is a very yummy payasam which the kids will also love.

Here’s how to make Pasi Paruppu Payasam with step by step photos...

Moong dhal/Pasi Paruppu
1 cup
Jaggery grated
1 cup
2 tbsp
Coconut milk
1 ½ cup
Milk (boiled)
1 cup
Cashew nuts
Raisins /kish mish
15 to 20
Cardamom (Yelakai)
4 (crushed to fine powder)

Heat 1 tbsp of ghee in a kadai and roast the dhal until light golden brown color for just 2 mins. Transfer it to the pressure cooker, add required amount of water and cook it for 2 whistles. Alternatively can be covered and cooked for 20 mins.

After the pressure releases, mash the dhal. Add coconut milk, boiled milk, cardamom powder and jaggery and keep mixing it. Let it cook for about 10 mins.

Meanwhile in a separate pan add 1 tbsp of ghee and roast the cashews and raisins to golden brown color and add it the boiling payasam.

Now switch off the stove and yummy “Pasi Paruppu Payasam” is ready.

Enjoy this healthy and delightful payasam.

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  1. loove paripu payasam. nice post. happily following you. do visit my space as well...

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  2. Thanks a lot for the comments and for following me...

  3. Nice and delicious payasam..
    First time here.. Following you..

    1. thank you Divya for the comments and thanks for following me...

  4. Delicious Payasam.Looks Yum..

  5. Love to have this one occasionally :)
    Happy to pass on the Liebster award to you -

  6. Thanks for ur coment in my blog . Following you back

  7. We also call it as gandhi payasam! I dont know why. Will anyone come up with the answer?

    1. Very interesting name, this is the first time I am hearing this...
      Thank you Suja...

  8. Priya this is my favorite payasam, just like how amma makes it. Makes me crave for some, thanks a ton for visiting me dear and I am so happy to follow you, you sure have some lovely recipes, will keep hopping here often

  9. Thank you Priya for the comments, and thank you very much for following me...

  10. Omg, love love this payasam,wish i get a huge bowl rite now,thanks a lot Priya for ur constant support to the cws event,thanks a ton.

  11. Thank you Veena and Priya Suresh for the comments

  12. Hi LO, Tried this for Ugadi and it came out yummy!!! One small suggestion would be to mention how much water to add to the moong dhal when pressure cooking. Some one new to Indian cooking may not be familiar with it.

  13. Hi LP, tried this for Ugadi and it turned out yummy!!! One small suggestion is to add the instruction for how much water to add to the moong dhal while pressure cooking. someone new or unfamiliar with Indian cooking may not be familiar with it.

  14. we make this authentic payasam for most festivals... so delicious and so authentic..Thanks for sending this yummy recipe to my event.. Looking for more yummy recipes...

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