Thursday, May 19, 2011

Parippu Pradhaman (Split-Moong Dal Payasam)

I am now on a vaccation but posting will continue as usual though at a slightly decreased frequency.  I worked in advance and have lots of great recipes to share with you throughout the coming weeks.   I’ll still be here reading your comments  and also hope to sneak in your places as time permits.
Today is the 40th wedding anniversary of my parents. To celebrate this special day, I thought of making a sweet delicacy, which I knew everyone would enjoy.
Split mung dal - 3/4 cup
Jaggery - 1 & 1/2 cup or to taste
Thick coconut milk -1  cup
Thin coconut milk-1 cup
Milk -1 cup
Cardamom powder - 1/2 tsp
Cashew nuts - 10 - 15
Coconut slices-2 - 3 tbsp
Raisins - 10-12
Ghee - 1 tbsp +2 Tbs
Dry roast the Mung dal till the dal starts to brown add water about 2 1/2 cups and cook till done in a pressure cooker (for one whistle). Heat  ghee in a pressure cooker. Meanwhile melt the jaggery in 1/2 cup water, at medium heat. Stir until it reaches a light syrupy consistency. Seive this syrup to remove any impurites. Open the pressure cooker when the pressure releases. Add the jaggery syrup along with 2 tablespoons of ghee. Cook this while stirring for about 2 minutes. Add the thin coconut milk to the dal and stir continuosly and when this starts to boil add the thick coconut milk while continuing stirring. When this starts to boil, remove from fire, add the milk and set this aside. Now add cardamom powder. You can add a pinch of salt to bring out the taste.
Heat 1 tbs ghee and fry cashews, coconut slices and raisins. Add this to the prepared payasam. If you find the payasam thick to your taste, you may add some milk to get the desired consistency.


  1. Wishing ur parents many more years of happy togetherness ! the pradaman is adipoli- slurp ! Have fun

  2. happy anniversary 2 ur parents........nd the payasam looks really really yummy.......

  3. Healthy and delicious kheer.. looks inviting !!
    Indian Cuisine

  4. Happy Marriage Anniversary to ur Parents Vidhya, enjoy ur vacation..

    Parippu pradhaman looks super creamy,delicious and irresistible..

  5. Happy Anniversary to your parents. Payasam looks very nice. Enjoy your holiday !!!

  6. Pradhaman looks very awesome. Happy anniversary to ur parents.

  7. Happy Anniversary to your parents. Delicious Pradhaman...Have a great vacation

  8. This is very delicious and tempting! Happy wedding anniversary to your parents and enjoy your holidays...

  9. Happy Anniversary to your Parents...Enjoy your vacation..have fun :)
    Payasam looks super delicious...have to try with coconut milk..

  10. Pass my wishes to ur Parents,delicious payasam.

  11. Happy anniversary to your parents. :-) Enjoy your vacation to the fullest..Payasam looks inviting

    Hamaree Rasoi

  12. Happy Anniversary to your parents, the payasam looks super delicious. You have a happy vacation dear.

  13. Wishing your parents many many more years of happy togetherness!! Beautiful payasam for the celebration!
    US Masala

  14. hi dear
    i am very much pleased to share some awards with you...whenever u find time just come n collect them at my space..enjoy your vacation to the core..

  15. Happy anniversary to your parents... paruppu payasam is our favorite too...
    Event: Serve It-Chilled

  16. Looks delicious and tempting....Mouthwatering recipe

  17. HaPPY anniversary to ur parents :) And this is a droolworthy payasam!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner


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