Moong Dal Payasam

Prep: 5 minutes | Cook: 40 minutes | Servings: 4 people

Ingredients

½ cup Moong dal, soaked and drained

2 tbsp Ghee

1 cup Water

1 cup Coconut milk

¾ cup Jaggery

A pinch of Salt

1 tsp Cardamom powder

1 tbsp Ghee

For Garnish

¼ cup cashew nuts, ghee roasted

Method:

  • Heat jaggery in a pan. Add 2 tbsp of water and start melting the jaggery.
  • Once it melts completely, strain it. Keep warm till in use.
  • Heat ghee in a pot. Roast the moong dal and mix. Roast until it slightly changes its colour and becomes aromatic.
  • Now pour in water and coconut milk and mix. Keep stirring the dal and let it cook completely.
  • Once the dal cooks completely mash it using the back side of the ladle.
  • Lower the flame and pour in the prepared jaggery chasni. Whisk continuously while pouring.
  • Let this mixture come to a boil. Then add in salt and cardamom powder. Mix well. Let it further cook for 5 minutes. Turn off the flame.
  • Pour in ghee and cover with a lid. Let it rest for 5-7 minutes.
  • Mix and serve warm garnished with roasted cashew nuts.
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