August 25, 2012

Moong Dal Payasam (Pesara Pappu Payasam)

Moong Dal - 125 gms
Sugar or Jaggery - 125 gms
Fresh Coconut - 1/2 cup (grated)
Cardamom powder - 1/2 tsp
Milk - 500 ml
Cashew nuts - 10
Raisins - 10
Ghee - 2 tbsp


  • Heat one tbsp of ghee in a frying pan, add cashews and raisins and fry them till they are golden colour. Remove them  from pan, add remaining ghee and roast moong dal till aroma comes.
  • Pressure cook moong dal with sufficient water till it becomes soft. cool and open the lid. Mash the dal little then add grated coconut and sugar and cook till sugar melts. 
  • Now add milk, fried nuts and cardamom powder and mix well.
  • Cook in low flame till it becomes little thick.
  • Serve hot.

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