Thursday, September 8, 2011

Parippu Payasam/Moong dal kheer and a Happy Onam !!

Wishing all of you a very Happy and Prosperous Onam !! Another Onam has arrived, time is sure flying. Onam is a festival celebrated in Kerala which extends for 10 days from Atham to Thiruvonam. It is celebrated widely irrespective of the caste and religion. Onam relates to many things like Pookalams, Onasadhya, Onakalikal etc. Onam reminds me of some good memories of my childhood especially the 10 days school holidays which we eagerly used to wait :). Our cousins used to visit us and we used to enjoy a lot during these days.

Now coming to the recipe, its a simple payasam using moong dal. I have made in an easy way, authentic recipe calls for adding thin and thick coconut milk, also adding roasted cumin powder and dry ginger powder at the end. I have used only cardamom powder here. It's a delicious payasam and hope you will try it out for this Onam.






What you need?

1 cup CheruParippu/Moong dal
1.5 cup powdered Jaggery ( or as per your taste)
1 cup thick Coconut milk
1/2 tsp Cardamom powder
2 tbsp each Cashews and Raisins
1 tbsp Ghee


How to prepare?

Dry roast the moong dal in a pan for few minutes without changing its colour. Keep it aside and allow the dal to cool completely. Now wash and drain the dal. Cook the dal in a pressure cooker with sufficient water. The dal should be soft and mushy.

Meanwhile, heat a little water, add jaggery to it and melt the jaggery. When jaggery is fully dissolved, remove from fire and strain away the impurities. Once dal is cooked, add this jaggery syrup to it and cook on a medium flame for few minutes.Keep stirring so that it won't get burnt at bottom. Now add the coconut milk and cook on a low flame for few minutes. Add cardamom powder and mix well. Remove from stove.

Fry the cashews and raisins in ghee until golden brown and add to the payasam.

Enjoy this payasam on the beautiful occassion of Onam....

Once again, Wishing all of you a very Happy Onam !!






28 Tasty Comments:

sangee vijay said...

Happy Onam dear...very delicious payasam , we use to make it with milk instead coconut milk...will try this way soon...nice presentation with authentic touch :)

Ammu's said...

Happy Onam to you.
Payasam ooks yummy..

Sensible Vegetarian said...

A super delicious bowl of payasam Shobha. Perfect for the festival, a very Happy Onam to you.

kankana said...

Happy Onam to you too! This kheer looks lovely and smooth.

aipi said...

Super authentic n festive looking kheer ~ nice presentation too :)
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ANU said...

yummy payasam....andhappy onam to u too!

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Sharmilee! :) said...

Looks delicious and yummy

Rani acharyulu said...

Happy Onam to you and your family...delicious and yummy payasam!

Deeksha said...

Hi Sobha
Happy Onam to you also.
This Kheer is very new to me. Sounds delicious and yummy. Thanks for sharing the recipe. Love the flavors esp. jaggery.

Vardhini said...

Yummy payasam. Happy Onam.

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Prathima Rao said...

Creamy & delicious payasam...
Prathima Rao
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purabi naha said...

What a smooth and creamy payasam! I love this recipe and i am going to finish a bowlful!

Priya said...

Wonderful looking kheer, happy onam wishes..

Priti said...

Wish you Happy Onam too ...payasam looks yum

Ramya said...

happy onam to you and family..i was planning to make this payasam, but later changed my mind to wheat payasam...ur payasam looks real yummy..

soujanya said...

Payasam looks yumm....
Happy onam 2 u...

julie said...

Happy Onam !!! Payasam looks yummy.. One of my favourites. !!!

Rinku Naveen said...

Happy Onam dear! Surely one of my fav payasam.Yummy!!!

Swathi said...

Happy Onam to you and family. Parippu payasam adipoli.

Pushpa said...

Happy Onam Shoba yummy looking payasam.

notyet100 said...

Happy festival ,payasam looks delicious

Kaveri said...

Hearty Onam wishes to you and your family..Yummy parippu payasam

Treat and Trick said...

Happy Onam dear, looks tasty!

Food Glorious Food! said...

Yummy dish! Have a great weekend!

Uma said...

Happy Onam Dear!!! Best treat for the festival.

Cheers,
Uma

divya said...

Wonderful looking kheer, happy onam wishes..

cookingvarieties said...

hi sobha, another "first time see" dish and it looks cool...
cute the way you arrange the raisins and cashew nuts :)

JishasKitchen said...

this is my fav payasam....I reallly feel like grabbing that bowl...:)

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