Monday 20 January 2020

Arisi Paruppu Payasam/Rice & Dal Jaggery Kheer –Tamil New Years Day Special

Arisi Paruppu Payasam is a traditional payasam made as neivedhyam/prasadam during festivals and special occasions. Arisi Paruppu Payasam is made by cooking rice & dals with milk and jaggery syrup is added for sweetness. Finally cashew nuts and raisins fried in ghee is added to the payasam. Today, I made this arisi paruppu payasam with boiled milk, but sometimes I make with coconut milk. When coconut milk is added the payasam will taste extravagant and rich. Do try out this Arisi Paruppu Payasam and post your comments here. Meanwhile do check out Pasi Paruppu Payasam/Moong dal Payasam and other interesting Payasam varieties here. Also check out other Tamil NewYears day recipes here and about other Festival Recipes here.

Here’s how to make Arisi Paruppu Payasam with step by step photos…


Raw Rice/Pacha Arisi
¼ cup
Moong Dal/Paasi Paruppu
2 tbsp
Bengal Gram Dal/Kadalai Paruppu/Channa Dal
1 tbsp
¾ cup
Milk [boiled milk]
1 ½ cup
1 ½ cup
Coconut [Grated]
3 tbsp
¼ tsp
Cashew nuts/Mundhiri Paruppu
6-8 broken
Raisins/Ularndha Dhiratchai
2 tbsp
Preparation Time: 10 minutes                         Recipe Category: Neivedhyam, Sweet
Cooking Time: 30 minutes                               Recipe Cuisine: South  Indian, Tamil Nadu
Author: Priya Anandakumar

Heat ½ tsp of ghee in a pan and fry the moong dal till light golden brown color and transfer it to a plate.

In the same pan, add ½ tsp of ghee and fry the kadalai paruppu/Bengal gram dal to golden brown color and transfer it to a plate.

Wash the rice and add it to the same pan and fry for few seconds and switch off the stove.

Now add the fried rice, paasi paruppu and kadalaparuppu to the pressure cooker.

Add ½ cup of milk and 1 ½ cup of water to the pressure cooker and cook for 4-5 whistles so that the rice and dal is cooked nicely and becomes mushy.

After the steam has released, open the lid and mash the cooked dal & rice well with mathu or a masher and keep it aside.

Heat about 1 tbsp of ghee in a pan, fry the cashew nuts and raisins until it turns to golden brown color and keep it separately.

Preparing Jaggery Syrup

Take Jaggery/vellam in a sauce pan along with ¼ cup of water and allow it to boil and melt completely and switch off the stove.

Filter the jaggery syrup through a strainer to get rid of any impurities.

Preparing Payasam

Now add the filtered jaggery syrup to the mashed rice & dal and mix really well.

Mix really well and boil the mixture for about 2-3 minutes.

Add the cardamom powder/elachi powder, grated coconut and give a good stir.

Add the fried cashew nuts, raisins along with ghee to the payasam, mix well and switch off the stove. Let it cool for about 5 minutes, finally add 1 cup of milk and mix well.

Yes, delicious and divine Arisi Paruppu Payasam is ready for neivedhyam or for serving.


I have used ¾ cup of jaggery you can increase the amount as per your need.

I have added the milk after switching off the stove, to avoid curdling of milk. Use only boiled milk to make the payasam.

You can replace boiled milk with coconut milk as well. In that case cook the rice and dal with ½ milk and 1 ½ cup water. Finally instead of adding boiled milk add 1 ½ cup of fresh coconut milk.

I have added grated coconut to the payasam, you can also roast the grated coconut in ghee to golden brown and then add it for more flavor.

Meanwhile do check out Pasi Paruppu Payasam/Moong dal Payasam and other interesting Payasam varieties here. Also check out other Tamil NewYears day recipes here and about other Festival Recipes here.

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