Parruppu Payasam | Moong Dal Kheer | South Indian Payasam Recipe

Pasi Paruppu Payasam / Moong dal Kheer  is a family favorite and its my dad's most loved dessert. I remember amma used to make it quite frequently and a lot too. We love to have it cold and simply dilute with little  milk before enjoying this flavorful payasam.

Its easy to make and requires a little bit of extra effort but its worth it. I have added little shredded coconut but its totally optional. The payasam turns nice and thick when cooled so no need to keep simmering for long.

Serves 4


·     Moong dal - 1/2 cup
·     Jaggery (grated) - 3/4 cup
·     Sugar - 2 tsp
·     Milk - 1 cup (I used semi-skimmed)
·     Cardamom  seeds ground - 3-4
·     Cashew nuts - 1 tbsp
·     Raisins - 1 tbsp
·     Shredded Coconut  - 1 tbsp
·     Ghee - 2 tsp
  •       In a non-stick pan, over medium heat  dry roast moong dal for couple of mins in till you get the aroma. Then pressure cook moong dal with 1 cup water for 3 whistles, mash them and set aside
  •       Boil milk and reduce it for 10 minutes and set aside. In a pan add ghee, fry cashew, raisins, grated coconut and keep aside. In same pan add 1 cup water and melt jaggery and sugar
  •       Now add mashed dal and  mix well and cook for a min. Add powdered cardamom, boiled milk, roasted cashew and  raisins
      Cooks Wisdom 
      - using coconut is totally optional but it enhances the flavor of the payasam  you can also add fried coconut pieces
      - If you are running short of jaggery use light brown sugar

8    Serve hot or cold, I love to have it hot and in a silver tumbler :P that helps in goblin the payasam quick 


  1. Tempting and delicious kheer.. My hubby's favorite..

  2. Paippu payasam..haaaa soo nostalgic:-) I wana have a glass!

  3. Looks delectable... and beautiful clicks

  4. One of my favorite payasam..yours looks fantastic and i liked the pink backdrop...

  5. perfect for this festive season

  6. Looks delicious and creamy. Good clicks priya!

  7. My favorite..kheer sounds delicious.
    first time here...following your blog

  8. Wow Moong dal payasam looks yummy....... love it.

  9. Wow, another lovely creation! Love the pink sheet background!

  10. I’ll just have to make these by hand next time just to prove I can do it!

  11. Wonderful payasam,creamy and the presentation and the pics

  12. Delicious my favorite payasam. Love it.

  13. Your presentation is really pretty.. great click

  14. Love this payasam anytime. Delish

  15. Our favorite payasa, I love it with jaggery too.

  16. Hi

    Can we make this with Toor Dal please?

  17. Pavithra - I have never tried sweet with toor dal, with moong dal I have done this kheer and sweet pongal. Usually moong dal gives lovely flavor to sweet recipes. Try to do with moong dal if possible... let me know how it turned out :)



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