Thursday, May 14, 2009

Moong dhal payasam

Moong dhal payasam is another authentic south-Indian dessert prepared during the festival time. It is fairly easy and doesn’t involve many ingredients. I usually make a small quantity, as we don’t eat much sweet. The recipe will yield for two people.
Moong dhal Payasam
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Ingredients:

Moong dhal (yellow) / pasi Payir/ Green gram lentils: 1/3 cup
Water: 1 cup
Milk: 1/2 cup
Jaggery: ½ cup powdered (less or more according ur sweet level)
Green cardamom: 4 pounded slighty

Grated fresh coconut: 3 tbsp
Cashew: 8 counts
Ghee: 1 tsp

Method:

Rinse the dhal twice and add the cup of water. Pressure-cook the dhal until two whistles.
Meantime, heat the ghee and fry the cashew nuts, keep it aside.
Once the pressure has been released, transfer the dhal in another saucepan, add the jaggery and milk, let it cook until it is well blended. You can adjust the consistency of payasam by adding milk if it is thick!
Add the fried cashews, coconut and powdered cardamom and switch off the stove.

Serve hot or at room temperature.
*The moong dhal payasam is reaching Mithai Mela hosted by Srivalli.

*I am sending this lentil dessert to MLLA 11 hosted by Lori, event originated by Susan, Thanks Curry Leaf to remind me!

74 comments:

Bong Mom said...

Payasam with Moong Dhal, wow

Suparna said...

Hi Cham,
Was long awaiting for a post from u :) :) I long jumped my way to ur post ;) glad I'm the first one to comment ...:)
Moong dal kheer is so yumm and creamy, the presentation and pic p would def. make me eat an extra bowl dear :) good one.
TC

Cham said...

Suparna:Thanks , I was quiet busy this week, as u see i only wrote 2 lines!

anudivya said...

Not particularly chatty today, are we? :)
This payasam is one of my favorites, it is hearty and gives a nice nostalgic feeling everytime.
I could drink it by the bowlfuls, and you say you are not a dessert person, oh, the irony!

Ushanandini said...

Our Fav payasam.Payasam is creamy and delicious! I love jaggery sweets.

Vani said...

Moong dal payasa sounds and looks good, Cham!

Varsha Vipins said...

reminds me od Marriage Sadya's..I always used to go for white payasam's ..so have tried this one only a couple of times..looks good Cham..:)

Priya said...

Just love this paayatham paruppu paayasam...very delicious!

Parita said...

Moong dal payasam looks yummy..pic looks very inviting :)

meeso said...

I really like this, but have never made it... thanks for a recipe :)

Pavani said...

Have to try this. Sounds delicious. Nice pic.

Uma said...

mmm. moong dal payasam...my mother used to prepare this yummy payasam. Looks so rich and yummy.

Pooja said...

yummy payasam Cham..I fry the dal for a couple of minutes before cooking it to get nice flavor..

Cilantro said...

Looks delicious. I have to post mine yet, have it in my drafts.

A_and_N said...

I love Moong Dal payasam!! My granny used to make it only for me since no one else liked it :|

Divya Vikram said...

Moong dhall payasam for two! Perfect recipe. now I know wat am making for my hubby's bday next week.!

Priyameena said...

One of my fav payasam..My mom used to make like this during festival...Yours look absolutely delecious..

Laavanya said...

This is my husband's favorite and something my grandma makes very often too... I didn't like it as a kid but nowadays i do.. :)
Looks great Cham.

LG said...

hesarubele payasa is our festive favorite sweets.

sowmya said...

looks deliicous..never tried mung dal..i make a similar channa dal payasam...

Divya Kudua said...

My ever favourite payasam Cham..its been a long time since I made it..your method is quite different and easy.Adding milk is something new to me,I always add coconut milk.have to try it your way next time:)

Priti said...

Looks so yum..I always love this payasam but never made ! Should try your method Cham :)

Prathibha said...

Lovely payasam.....I too make it in small quantities as we are also spicy lovers...

Ashwini said...

Moong dhal payasam is my mom's favourite. she used to make it every week and force us to drink telling it is good for health. Now I have started to love it and forcing my daughter:-)). Awesome Payasam Cham.

Rachel said...

The only kind of payasam I can devour!

delhibelle said...

I have recently fallen in love this and delighted to know that it's so easy!
Thanks for the recipe.

jayasree said...

Payasam looks delicious. In Kerala, this is always prepared using coocnut milk.

Akal's Saappadu said...

I'll finish all of your pacha payiru paayaaasam within minutes :)we love all sweets and make double the normal quantity whenever I make.....hehehee, yummy paayaassam :)

karuna said...

We had moong dal payasama the other day, and it did not taste good at all. I love the addition of cardamom in urs. Nice one

Kayal said...

This is my favourite and I don't like other payasams. Your payasam looks so delicious.

Samahita said...

This is a great blog you have running here. I have blogrolled you. Thanks for all these amazing recipes.

Chitra said...

I used to make this daily for my husband but by adding more milk.Urs is looking creamy and yum!!

Curry Leaf said...

Love this.I love moong dal in payasam and its the best in that.I think you can also send it to the MLLA as moongdal is a legume.This time its lucy liu. Do check susans hosts calendar and please send

sra said...

We Telugus are not used to dal payasams, as far as I know. I thought I was making something special when I made this when I had guests over. (I like this a lot.) The next time I met them, one of them joked that she would eat everything that I cooked but please don't make "that same payasam". :-)
I like this with bits of coconut in it.

Happy cook said...

I love this payasom, one of my favourite and you know it is so long ago i had this payasom s hubby and daughter don't like this but i love it and making for one that is a bit too much.
Wish i could grab them from the screen.

Vanamala said...

Hi cham , Nice pic and payasam too..almost similar way i make.

Gita's Kitchen said...

It looks so delicious Cham. I love this payasam though I never made this after coming to US...I forget this yummy treat :) Thanks for reminding Cham.

Sweatha said...

Sorry I gave the wrong info on MLLA -its Lori Lynn and this is the link = http://tastewiththeeyes.blogspot.com/2009/05/calling-all-bean-aficionados.html
Do send as and when you find time

Lavi said...

Cham..i was thinking of preparing this payasam, 2 days back.

Look's Great..will try this week end!

Sangeeth said...

this is my in-law's specialty. My hubby luvs it. yummy!

Sireesha said...

Payasam looks divine...

anudivya said...

Hey Cham, got your comment abt the profile pic... Diet? What diet? LOL. I am a food junkie.
BUt still nice way to promote my recipes... no? He he he.

Kalyani said...

i love this payasam . it one of my fav... Looks great ......

n33ma said...

Looks good.This is my husbands fav sweet.

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

yummy pasayam... my fav and my appa's fav too.

Dhanya Nambirajan said...

Looks so yummy and easy to make.

DEESHA said...

Most south Indian love this one .. looks lovely

Soma said...

This is something really unique.. I guess it has a creamy texture.

Renuka said...

wow..Moong dasal payasam looks great...

srikars kitchen said...

wow.. looks great & yummy payasam..

ARUNA said...

wow never tried this.....looks yumm!

Vibaas said...

not a big fan of payasam with jaggery, but this looks really yummy!

notyet100 said...

simple nd delicious,...:-)

Shreya said...

Cham, this is such a lovely payasam. Looks very rich and creamy.

rekhas kitchen said...

yummy yum payasam cham looks so delicious beautiful pic.

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Looks so authentic!! My mom used to make every friday to offer god:)

Yasmeen said...

my toddler would love his hands to this bowl of sweet delight:)

Aartee said...

hi cham, ur payasam reminds me of home. but i cook the dhal in milk, but urs seem to be very easy, will try it sometime.

Sujatha said...

oh! my all time favorite! that coconut and jaggery combo is divine.. I'm tasting it already.. yummy!

Hema said...

It looks lovely... I have been drooling on it for a while now... I wanna finish it now...

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

lovely payasam. very nice...

Rathna said...

I love this payasam cham..I make it the same way with channa dal too :-)

Red Chillies said...

One of my favorite payasam next to Chana daal payasam. Yum yum!

Usha said...

Payasam looks delicious, just the sight of that bowl brings back good memories......

Lena Rashmin Raj said...

lovely payasam cham.... its one of my fav.. Send it to me..... :)

homecooked said...

Love moong dal payasam! Looks lovely.

Kalai said...

One of my favorite payasam.Pic makes me hungry...can you pass the bowl.

Roma said...

delicious looking moong dal payasam....Love moong dal in anything from pakodas to khichdi and of course desserts!

AnuSriram said...

Delicious payasam... Looks inviting!

Jamie said...

Cham, your Moong Dal looks great. The flavor combo sounds very pleasing to the taste buds!

Premyscakes said...

one of my fav payasam. great one dear.

Seena said...

Cham, I get a diff. color for this..Loved your header,,cute! :)

Aparna said...

I love lentil, jaggery and coconut milk payasam the best.

Lori Lynn said...

Ooh, I would love the try it. Especially love cashews.
Lori Lynn