Moong Dal Payasam, Pasi Paruppu Payasam

Moong Dal Payasam, Pasi Paruppu Payasam

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South Indian festival menus are just not complete without Moong Dal Payasam. Considered as one of the most auspicious offerings to God, it is made during most pujas, and is served as the first item on the plantain leaf during a traditional meal.

Moong Dal (Pasi Paruppu) Payasam is made by sweetening moong dal mash with jaggery. The mixture is thinned with coconut milk and flavoured with cardamom and other spices. Dry roasting the dal before cooking gives a rich aroma to the payasam, while coconut milk gives it a pleasant flavour. Enjoy this payasam warm.

You can also try other payasams like Paal Payasam , Almond Payasam , Semiyan Payasam and Carrot and Cashewnut Payasam .

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Moong Dal Payasam, Pasi Paruppu Payasam recipe - How to make Moong Dal Payasam, Pasi Paruppu Payasam

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     6Makes 6 servings
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  1. To make thin coconut milk, combine 1 cup of coconut milk along with 1 cup of water in a deep bowl, mix well and keep aside.
  2. Heat a broad non-stick pan, add the moong dal and dry roast on a medium flame for 3 minutes or till it turns light brown in colour.
  3. Transfer the dal into a strainer and wash it well.
  4. Combine the dal and 2 cups of water in a pressure cooker and pressure cook for 5 whistles.
  5. Allow the steam to escape before opening the lid, mix well using a whisk and keep aside.
  6. Heat a deep non-stick pan, add the cooked dal and jaggery, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 5 minutes, while stirring continuously.
  7. Add the thin coconut milk, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 2 to 3 minutes, while stirring occasionally.
  8. Add the remaining 1 cup of coconut milk, cardamom powder and dried ginger powder, mix well and cook on a medium flame for 1 minute, while stirring continuously. Keep aside.
  9. For the tempering, heat the ghee in a small non-stick pan, add the coconut and sauté on a medium flame for few seconds.
  10. Add the cashewnuts and sauté on a medium flame for 1 minute.
  11. Add the raisins and sauté on a medium flame for few more seconds.
  12. Pour the tempering over the prepared payasam and mix well.
  13. Serve warm.

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Nutrient values (Abbrv) per serving
Energy335 cal
Protein4 g
Carbohydrates47.6 g
Fiber1.3 g
Fat14.1 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium4.2 mg

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Moong Dal Payasam, Pasi Paruppu Payasam
 on 21 Jan 16 05:25 PM

Moong dal payasam.. this is really very good.. creamy rich in taste.. with crunchy cahew, coconut peices.. This payasam was loved by all in my family.. and have become favourite desert.. This is is a must try recipe..