Monday, August 27, 2012

Moong Dal Kheer | Pesarapappu Payasam - ONAM Sadya Recipes

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Moong dal kheer is one of the easiest kheer varieties to prepare and is also my most favorite one.My mom used to make this quite often, saying that it will give a cooling effect to the body.She always prepares this kheer which would be of the consistency of a thick milkshake and hence she always used to serve this in a glass.Though the ingredients are similar the taste and consistency is entirely different. I would post that recipe too later.
Back home, all the sweet varieties are made up of sugar at my place as my mom does not like jaggery.She would make the sweets with jaggery sometimes, if I insist but it used to be double work for her, as she would prepare the sweet with sugar too. It is possible that this is the reason,why even I used to prefer sweets made with sugar rather than jaggery.Over a period of time, even I developed the taste for jaggery and now I prefer using jaggery instead of sugar for a healthy version. For kheer etc though I still prefer using sugar,but today's recipe though is made of jaggery. In Kerala they make this kheer with coconut milk and also the fried coconut bits are added to the kheer,I am posting the version what we make at home.
Moong dal Kheer | Pesarapappu Payasam Recipe:
(Serves 2)

Ingredients:
1/2 cup Moong dal(yellow variety)
1/2 cup + 1tbsp grated Jaggery
1 cup whole cream Milk
1 1/2 cups Water
1/2 tsp Cardamom powder
10-12 Cashew nuts,broken
1 tbsp Ghee
Method:
  • Heat ghee in a thick kadai and add cashew nuts and fry them until they turn light golden brown in color and keep them aside.
  • In the same kadai add moong dal and fry until it turns slightly red in color.
  • Meanwhile boil water in another vessel and add the boiling water to the roasted moong dal.
  • Cook this for 12-15 mins until moong dal splits and is cooked.It should be properly cooked and also should not become mushy.You can even pressure cook this for 2 whistles.
  • Add grated jaggery to it and boil for 5-7 mins until the jaggery is melted and the kheer starts thickening.
  • Add boiled milk to it and simmer for another 5 mins.Feel free to add more milk if you want slightly a thin kheer.Also adjust the jaggery if adding more milk according to your taste.
  • Add cardamom powder and fried cashew nuts and mix well and switch off the flame.
Serve it hot/cold/warm or at room temperature.
Notes:
  1. You can substitute jaggery with equal quantity of sugar in the recipe.Sugar will make the kheer slightly yellowish.
  2. This would yield a slightly thick kheer,if you want thin kheer add more milk to it,accordingly adjust the sweetness by adding extra jaggery.
  3. You can also add fried raisins along with cashew nuts to the kheer.
  4. You can make the kheer really rich by even pressure cooking the moong dal in complete milk,in that case you would need approximately 3 cups of milk.
  5. The kheer tends to thicken along with time,hence switch off the flame accordingly.
  6. You can even add fried coconut pieces(in ghee) to the kheer for a typical Kerala touch.
  7. For a Vegan version substitute milk with coconut milk in the recipe and avoid frying cashew nuts in the ghee.

25 comments:

jeyashrisuresh said...

I love this payasam, u have nicely done this and looks creamy and yum

Reshmi Mahesh said...

Creamy and delicious payasam...Perfect for onam celebration...

Sangeetha Nambi said...

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Valarmathi Sanjeev said...

love this...payasam looks inviting and yummy.

Veena Theagarajan said...

creamy and tasty payasam.. nicely presented

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Rev said...

what an inviting payasam & beautiful pictures

Sathya Sankar said...

Delicious payasam, perfect for any kind of celebration!

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Chitra said...

its our family fav .. I make it often.. awesome presentation :)

Akila said...

Very rich n delicious...

Vimitha Anand said...

Love this payasam anytime...

susan said...

looks lovely, wish you and your family a wonderful ONAM. Happy Holidays.

regards
susan and abraham

Vijayalakshmi Dharmaraj said...

wow... delicious payasam...
VIRUNTHU UNNA VAANGA

Prathima Rao said...

Nicely done :) Inviting payasam!!
Prathima Rao
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sowmya's creative saga said...

Nice pic..looks delicious..

Archana said...

Love it. Looks so inviting.
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Suja Manoj said...

Creamy and delicious payasam.looks yum

tamilsasikitchen said...

Delicious payasam...Happy to follow you:)

Nagashree said...

It is a family favorite, we love it with jaggery.

Swathi Iyer said...

Delicious paaysaam.

Priti S said...

One of my fav and looks delish ...lovely pics ...love the 1st one ...gud going dear

SARADA DEVI said...

Snaps are Feast to eyes. I love Your version of moong dal kheer

Team VARKEE said...

Yummy Paripu Payasam !!!
This Onam was a bit different as we made jackfruit payasam. Turned out to be great experiment.

Gurdev Singh said...

Please believe me...after reading your recipe and tried it in your way..it made much better.thank you...

Prathibha said...

@Gurudev Singh...I am glad that you liked it and thanks for letting me know..

Rumana Ambrin said...

Delicious recipe..

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