Paruppu Payasam
Paruppu Payasam

This is dessert recipe done using splint moong dal and jaggery and used cardamom for flavoring and cashews and any nuts for garnishing.

This is rich in protein from moong dal, iron from jaggery, calories and protein from nuts and cardamom helps in digestion. This makes this a tasty healthy dessert. Recipe of paruppu payasam.

Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 10-15 minutes
Serves/yields: 4-5 persons


Paruppu Payasam Ingredients
Paruppu Payasam Ingredients
  • Split moong dal 1 cup
  • Jaggery 3/4-1 cup depending on how sweet you want
  • Cardamom to flavor
  • Some nuts fried in little ghee of your choice to decorate


Boil 2 cups of water in a pan and when it boils well put split moong dal and cook until tender but do not mash too much.

Paruppu Payasam Boiling Dal
Boiling Dal

Dissolve jaggery in 1/2 cup of water, strain to remove dust and heat this jaggery water on a stove and boil for some time.

Paruppu Payasam Jaggery Water
Boiling Jaggery Water

Then add the cooked moong dal (along with water if any) stir well and cook until they combine and becomes thick. Add cardamom powder and garnish with nuts and serve hot or cold. It can be served with cream or milk or can be had as it is.

Paruppu Payasam
Paruppu Payasam ready to be served

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