Monday, August 12, 2013

Moong dal kheer/ Paasi Paruppu Payasam

Moong dal kheer or this payasam when I heard first time and saw the pic I felt it resembles moong dal halwa but when I made this  i could see the difference in it. Every month we bloggers have South vs North challenge hosted by Divya Pramil of YOUTOOCANCOOK and it means every month one member from one team challenges the opposite team to try out traditional dish which they make and this month challenge is hosted by the host herself. Divya gave us this easy challenge and I felt it was too good and very easy.

Being part of north group I had to make this lovely yummy payasam.

  • 100gms yellow moong dal
  • 2-3 tbsps raw rice
  • 100gms jaggery/sugar
  • 1/4 tsp cardamom powder
  • 2tbsp grated coconut
  • 1cup milk
  • 1tbsp ghee
  • 10-12 cashewnuts/almonds

Wash dal and rice and keep aside.
I had used sugar here instead of jaggery but if you are using jaggery crush the pieces roughly and grind it into fine powder.
In a pressure cooker boil dal and rice together for 2 whistles. Once cooled remove the lid and mash the dal rice mixture.  Pour the milk and mix well so no lumps are formed. Stir it well and consistency should be bit thinner and if its thick add more milk or water. Add sugar or jaggery powder and the cardamom powder well. Check for sweetness and add  more sugar or jaggery if needed. Add the grated coconut and mix well.

Payasam is ready.  In a pan add one tbsp ghee and add cashews or almonds. I skipped this process and instead used blanched almonds for garnish.


  1. looking so delicious and neat presentation aunty

  2. Wow........Meenu, wonderful moong dal payasam..perfect and delicious.

  3. delicious looking payasam meenu anuty :) tempting me :)

  4. How lovely!!! I am looking forward to this challenge. Sounds delicious!!!

  5. nice paayasam meena good job yaar.

  6. lovely payasam meena very nicely done yaar.

  7. Yum!! i love this kheer so much Meenu. This looks so inviting and adding blanched almonds is a good idea too :) Well done!!

  8. Simply love this wonderful payasam aunty!!!!

  9. this payasam is completely new for me.. initial steps are similar like moong dale khichdi..will try this

  10. tempting Kheer Meena ji

  11. There are many varieties of payasam in South.. I like the jaggery ones.
    Looks delicious !

  12. tasty and simply wonderful kheer

  13. This is my favorite payasam, we make this on special pooja days and any occasions...

  14. payasam looks delicious...send your recipe to my Ongoing Event:Cooking With Love - Sister Ongoing event-
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  15. Our family favourite, delicious payasam.

  16. Yummy kheer.. Looks inviting :)

  17. Meena: You are rocking dear. Missing blogging since a long time yet to start.

  18. Perfectly cooked:) So apt for winters:)


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