Friday, 26 April 2013

Pasi Paruppu Payasam - Parippu Pradaman - Moong Dal Kheer

Pasi Paruppu Payasam or Parippu Pradaman is a very easy payasam to make. Just takes 5-10 minutes of your time and rest is all cooking time. How easy can it get?

I made this for Tamil New Year. This was a fairly thick payasam. Next time, I may try adding more coconut milk/milk to it to loosen it up..


Moong Dal 1 cup
Jaggery 1 cup (My jaggery is not very sweet. So I needed this much. You might want to start off with 1/2 cup)
Coconut Milk 1 can (about 2 cups)
Cardamom 1/2 tsp
Ghee 1 tbsp - use oil for vegan version
Cashews few
Raisins few

Method of Preparation

1. Pressure cook the Moong dal till it is well mushed up.

2. Add jaggery to a pan. Add a little water. When the jaggery melts, filter out any impurities. Keep ready.

3. In a pan, add the ghee. Add cashews. Fry till it browns a little. Keep aside.

4. In the same pan, add the raisins. Fry till it fluffs up a little. Keep aside.

5. Add the cooked Moong dal to the pan. 

6. Add Jaggery Syrup and cardamom powder. Mix well. 

7. Now add the coconut milk and mix. Keep gas in simmer after the coconut milk is added. 

8. When it starts to thicken, add the cashews and raisins. 

Serve warm