Paasipayaru Payasam / Moong Dal Kheer



Payasam is a dessert, which is being served at the last of every perfect vegetarian meals on all occasions. Now I am going to share about Split greengram / paasiparuppu / Split moongdal payasam. It is also called as Kheer in some regions of India. One among most common festival recipe in India. This is also prepared in times of Vrat / Viratham / Fasting so this falls under fasting recipe, also this is served as an offering for God. Let us move on to the recipe…

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  • Split greengram / Paasiparuppu – ¾ cup
  • Milk – 2 cup
  • Water – 2 cup
  • Jaggery – ½ cup
  • Cashewnuts – 10 nos
  • Raisins – 5 nos
  • Ghee / Clarified butter – 2 tbsp.


  • Heat 1 tbsp of ghee/clarified butter in a pressure-cooker and fry the greengram dal.
  • Keep frying until it turns to light brown colour.
  • Pour in water and milk, wait until it starts boiling and pressure-cook for 2 whistles
  • Remove the lid when the pressure subsides and mash the boiled moong dal with a spoon.
  • Crush the jaggery and add it into the greengram dal, stir it well, pour in 1/2 cup of milk and let it boil.
  • Heat ghee in a tadka and add cashew nuts and raisins.
  • Fry till it turns golden brown and pour it to the boiling dal and stir it well (be sure no lumps should be formed).
  • Transfer it to a bowl when the consistency becomes semi-thick.

Serve hot.



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