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Paasi paruppu Payasam


  • From the pantry :
    – Moong dal ( also called Payatham paruppu, split green gram, paasi paruppu, Pesara pappu )
    – Jaggery
    – Cashews
    – Cardamom
    – Ghee
  • From the fridge :
    – Milk
    – Coconut (optional)

1. Heat a vessel and add a cup of paasi paruppu. Roast on medium heat until you smell the dal. Probably 4 to 5 mins

2. Then cool and wash the dal. Its just my way of doing it. This step is optional.

3. Add 4 cups of water and cook the dal. You can alternatively pressure cook with 2 cups of water, but I find the texture of the dal much better this way. This step will take around 20 mins. Extra water does no harm here.

4. Heat a skillet add 3 tablespoons of ghee ( come on ! Its a festival day ) and fry handful of cashews until golden brown.

5. In another vessel heat a cup of water to three fourth cup of jaggery. Heat till the jaggery dissolves. Strain through a cheese cloth. Jaggery will have impurities like sand. This step is to strain those impurities

6. Add the jaggery water to the boiling dal and continue to simmer for another 3 minutes.

7. Make a powder of 4 cardamom pods and add to the simmering mixture ( or use the mortar and pestle). Back home it will be the pods between the newspaper and quite a few good whacks with the mathhu, the dal masher.

8. Optionally you can add two tablespoons of grated coconut at this time.

9. Add a cup of warm milk and the fried cashews along with the ghee. Serve cold or warm.

Yummy yumm !!

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April 25, 2007 - Posted by | Uncategorized

7 Comments »

  1. YUM! YUM!! Indeed,we call it Hesarubale Payasa, love it.Thanks Revathi:))

    Comment by Asha | April 26, 2007 | Reply

  2. it looks yummy too… i luv moongdal payasam eversince i was kid.
    happy to see u back revathy…u r the one who inspired me to start a food blog.

    Comment by Maneka Nirmal | April 27, 2007 | Reply

  3. hi,
    U have a nice blog…..thr payasam is mouth watering….

    Comment by Sukanya Ramkumar | April 27, 2007 | Reply

  4. Its a long time I had this payasam Revathi. Its my fav but my husband likes semiya payasam!!! so i very rarely do this..Looks yum.. wish I could get a bowl of it….

    Comment by Prema Sundar | April 27, 2007 | Reply

  5. Thank you so much for those lovely compliments in my blog Revathi.
    btw I have never made paasi parupu payasam. looks yummy.
    You have done a great job with the tamilcuisine Blog. just like a reference book.

    Comment by Sharmi | April 27, 2007 | Reply

  6. This looks so good Revathi. I have always liked it but didnt know how to make it.. I will definitely try now!..thanks!

    Comment by Aarthi | May 9, 2007 | Reply

  7. Hi!
    That’s very simple indeed… i prepare it in a very tedious way.. ( I will cook the dhall in coconut milk).Now i know how to make it…

    Comment by ushaprashanth | June 2, 2007 | Reply


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