Saturday, August 7, 2010

Parippu Payasam ( Moong Dal Kheer )

One of the sweetest dish of south India, easy to make and readily available ingredients makes it a flavor to cherish. A very good healthy payasam.

Yellow split Moong dal – 1/2cup
(Cherupayar parippu)
Jaggery (Sarkkara) – 3-4cubes
Coconut Milk – ½ cup
Cashew nuts – 6nos
Cardamom – 3nos
Raisins – 6-10nos
Ghee – 3tsp

How to prepare

=►Preheat a tava, add ½ tsp of ghee and yellow moong dal into it on a medium flame.
=►Roast it until the color changes from yellow to light red and keep it aside.
=►Heat ghee in another pan, add and roast raisins & cashew nuts separately.
=►Cook moong dal with 1/4 cup of coconut milk and one cup of water.(I used pressure cooker and allow it to give 2 whistle).
=►Next take 4 cubes of jaggery in a pan and add 1/4 cup of water, allow it to melt properly and stir continuously.
=►Add melted jaggery in to cooked dal and allow it to cook for another 3-4 min on
a medium flame.
=►Reduce the heat and add cardamom, 1/4cup of coconut milk into it and mix it properly.
=►Finaly switch off the flame and garnish with raisins and cashew nuts…..

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