Moong Dal Payasam

10 Jan

Pesarapappu Payasam


Split Moong Dal 1 cup
Jaggery (grated) 1 1/2 cups
Cardamom Powder 1/2 tsp
Cashews 5
Raisins 5
Ghee 2 tsps

Method of preparation:

Heat a tsp of ghee in a small pan, add cashews, raisins and fry them until golden brown.

Heat a cup of water in a sauce pot, add jaggery, cardamom powder and ghee.
Once the jaggery dissolves and the water starts to thicken, remove from heat and reserve for later use.

Heat 4 cups of water in another sauce pot and add moong dal.
Boil until moong dal is completely cooked and turns mushy.
Then stir in jaggery syrup and cook for a minute.
Remove from heat and garnish with fried cashews.
Serve hot or cold.

Notes: Don’t substitute jaggery with sugar.

One Response to “Moong Dal Payasam”

  1. jayasubha October 30, 2010 at 10:33 am #

    it tastes good if milk is added

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