Kadalai Paruppu Payasam

Payasam is a sweet / dessert from the Indian sub continent cuisine. It is made by boiling milk, sugar and rice / dal. Generally paruppu payasam will be prepared using moong dal. Here, I have used channa dal instead.

It is a yummy and simple dish which can be prepared quickly for any function / festivals.

Ingredients (Serves 4)

Soaking time – 3 hours
Cooking time – 25 mins
  • Kadalai paruppu – 1/2 cup, raw
  • Jaggery – 150 g
  • Coconut – 1/2 cup, grated
  • Milk – 1.5 cups
  • Cardamom – 2, crushed
  • Ghee – 1.5 tbsp
  • Cashew nuts – 6 to 7


  • Soak dal in water for 3 hours.
  • Pressure cook the dal in 2 cups water for 5 whistles.
  • Mash the dal well.
  • In a pan, add little water with jaggery and boil them.
  • Grind coconut with little water.
  • Filter the jaggery water and add them along with ground coconut.
  • Add cardamom, mashed dal to it.
  • Add milk and boil for 3 mins.
  • Heat ghee in a pan and fry cashew till golden brown.
  • Add the roasted cashews to the payasam.
  • Paruppu payasam thickens with time, hence adjust the milk accordingly.

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