Moong Dal Payasam
|Serves||Preparation Time||Cooking Time|
10 – 15 Minutes
|30 – 45 Minutes|
- 250 gm moong dal (split moong)
- 5-6 tbsp ghee
- 4 tbsp sugar
- 1 cup thick coconut milk
- 1 cup milk
- 4-5 sticks of cinnamon (or 1 tsp cinnamon powder)
- 5-6 pods of green cardamom (or 1-2 tsp cardamom powder)
- Other dry fruits of choice (optional)
Soak moong dal in water for 2-3 hrs. Then, drain & keep aside.
In a pan, heat a tbsp of ghee, add green cardamom pods & cinnamon sticks. OR add above mentioned amount of green cardamom powder & cinnamon powder. Saute well, but not more than a minute. Overheating cardamom & cinnamon will make it lose its unique taste & smell.
Next, add dal to the mixture, add a glass of water, cook well. Check periodically, add more water if required until dal is cooked properly.
Remove from heat, cool & blend the dal with the help of hand blender to make a thick uniform puree.
Heat plain milk & keep aside. Extract milk from coconut.
In another pan, heat a tbsp of ghee, add mashed dal, sugar (consider sweetness according to choice), plain milk & coconut milk. Cook until all the ingredients blend well.
Add cashew nuts (& other dry fruits of choice). Garnish with whole cashew nut & a few drops of ghee to make it look tempting. Serve hot in winters, serve chilled in summer.
|Calories||636 K cal|