Monday, October 13, 2008

Payatham Paruppu payasam - Moong dal Payasam


  • Moong dal(Broken)( Payatham paruppu)-200 gms
  • Brown sugar(vellam)-400 gms
  • Grated coconut-6 to 7 tablespoons
  • Cardamom-6 or 7
  • Cashew and other nuts-8 to 10
  • Oil to fry the nuts
  • Ghee-2 teaspoon for taste


  • Fry the cashews and other nuts in oil and keep it aside.
  • Wash the moong dal and cook them seperately in water.
  • Do not use much water to cook.Use right enough water so that the cooked water need not be wasted.
  • Boil two (approximately) cups of water and add the brown sugar when the water starts to boil.
  • Dissolve the sugar and remove it from flame immediately.
  • Filter it to remove the dirts and heat it again.
  • Add the cooked moong dal along with the cooked water (if it is more, drain some of the water) and allow it cook in the sugar water. Add enough water if needed.
  • When it blends together, add the grated coconut and allow it to cook for 2 more minutes.
  • Finally add the crushed cardamom powder, fried nuts and some ghee.
  • Serve it hot or cold.

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