Friday, January 23, 2015

Moong Dhal Payasam

This is a simple payasam or pudding which you can prepare in no time. It is delicious, nutritious and can be made in a jiffy. So what more thoughts...go ahead try to make it and let me know.


Moong dhal (yellow)  - 1/2 cup
Jaggery - 1/2 cup, grated
Milk - 1 cup
Water -2cus
Cardamom - 1, crushed
Cashews- 10
Raisins- 1 tbsp
Ghee - 2 tsp


Wash the moon dhal, add 2 cups of water and cook on a medium flame. In about 15 minutes the dhal would be cooked. In the meantime, boil a cup of milk and let it cool. At this stage add the grated jaggery, crushed cardamom.

Continue cooking on a medium flame till all the jaggery is dissolved and mixture has a creamy consistency. Add the cool milk and switch off the flame.

Heat ghee in a pan. Fry the cashews and raisins and add it to the payasam. 

Simple and delicious payasam is ready to be served hot, warm, or cool.


1. If jaggery has impurities, boil it to dissolve in a little water, strain, and then add to the dhal.
2. The sweetness was just right. If you have a very sweet tooth, add a couple of tbsp of jaggery.
3. You can fry the dhal in ghee or butter and then make too.
4. Tiny bits of coconut can also be fried and added to the payasam.

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