Thursday, July 29, 2010

Moong Dhal Payasam

This a delicious dessert that I love so much. But never had a chance to make it by myself. So yesterday we had guests at home and we planned to make my favourite moong dhal payasam. You won’t believe on debut it came out very well. Actually this payasam can be made very quickly. So on the days when you have guests coming with short notice then make sure you include this in your dessert menu.

Ingredients :
Green gram dhal (Moong Dhal) - 1 cup
Water – 1 1/2 cup

Jaggery (powered) - 1- 1 1/2 cups
Cardamoms - 4-5
Milk - 1 cup
Coconut milk – ¾ cup
A few cashew nuts
A few raisons
Small piece coconut, cut into tiny thin pieces
Ghee - 1 tbsp

Method :

Roast dhal to a light brown colour. Remove, cool and wash.Add water and boil. When dhal has cooked, mash thoroughly.Add jaggery in a vessel and with the water, continue to cook till the jaggery has dissolved and becomes a little thick. Now add the cooked dhal and mix well and allow it to cook for 5 minutes.Add milk, boil further for 3-5 minutes. After that add the coconut milk and keep it for a minute and remove from fire.Heat ghee, fry cashew nut pieces, coconut pieces and raisons, each separately. Add cardamom powder, mix all of it into the payasam. Hot payasam is ready to serve.For people who like it cold, refrigerate and serve.

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