Moong Dal Payasam

Prep: 10 min Cook: 20 min Number of Portions: 04


Moong dal - 150 gms
Jaggery - 150 gms
Water - 500 ml
Coconut milk - 400 ml
Cardamom powder - 2 tsp
Cashewnuts - 15 gms
oil - 2 tbsp


  • Grate the jaggery and keep aside.
  • In a thick bottom pan heat oil, add cashew nuts and fry till light brown. Remove and keep aside.
  • In the same pan add little more oil and add moong dal and on low heat lightly roast the dal. Make sure the dal does not burn. Add water carefully and cook till dal is mashy.
  • Now add grated jaggery and cook for 2 mins. Carefully add coconut milk and keep cooking for another 5 mins. If the payasam is too thick then add little water.
  • Sprinkle cardamom powder and browned cashew nuts. Serve hot.

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