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Thursday, March 05, 2009

Pesarappu Payasam (Moong dal Kheer)

I make Rava Kesari everyday thursday as offerings to Sai baba.My kids like it but they are bored of eating the same stuff.So i remembered this payasam which is my mom's favourite.


Moong dal 1 cup
Sugar 3/4 cup
Milk 1 1/2 cup
Ghee 1 tbsp
Elachi 1
Cashew few
Raisins few
Saffron very little
  1. Soak moong dal for 2 hours.
  2. Boil water and add moong dal.Cook till it is almost done.Pressure cooker can be used,but the taste differs.Moong dal should be cooked on a slow flame,it doesn't take much time
  3. Fry cashew and raisin in the ghee.The left over can be added to the payasam
  4. Once the moongdal is done add milk and constantly stir so that the moonga dal is half mashed.
  5. Now add elachi,cashew and raisins.
  6. Then saffron and cook till the payasam is semi solid
Sugar can be replaced with the same amount of jaggery.But i prefer sugar than jaggery.Safforn is my addition to the payasam
This recipe is going to participate in My Legume Love Affair-Ninth helping hosted Laurie of Mediterranean Cooking In Alaska. This nutritious event is started by Susan of The Well Seasoned Cook


  1. Wow aromatic and flavourful.... I think you can send this to MLLA.

  2. Chala Bagundi varunavi...Looking great.......

  3. Lovely payasam dear...looks delicious...Nice pic...like the addition of saffron.

  4. I really really want to taste the kheer Varunavi!! :)

  5. Kheer looks very delicious. I never tried this kheer. You can send this kheer to Ashwini's Lentil Mela

  6. Wow.. thats easy to make and delicious! Btw, nice to know you are a saibaba devotee.. u can find a link (under favourite links in my blog) of a blog my friend started about saibaba (sarathsudha).. Have a look!

  7. mmm. yummy! I can smell it right from the pic.

  8. Thanks Kitchen flavours,pooja,deepa hari,vaidehi,priya and trupti.
    Thanks Anu will check the link.
    Thanks uma

  9. wow payasam looks so yummy good twist addin saffron to this mmmmm smell Abudhabi daka vastundi he he just kiding

  10. Kheer looks so yummy dear...yum yum

  11. @Rekha chaala thanx.
    @Priti thanx

  12. I absolutely love your blog - it's so nice and homely:)

  13. Kheer looks delicious Varuna..i love thi kheer much:)I have something for u in my blog, pls check:)

  14. Lovely kheer..one of my favourites!!

  15. @Priya Thanx will check it now
    @Divya welcome and thanx

  16. I love payasam..I have not tried this one.. looks yum

  17. Hi Varunavi,

    Your Kheer looks absolutely yummy! First time here and loved ur blog :)

    I liked your name:) Wat does that mean?

    I am Anu from My Scrawls. I have posted my version of Moong Dal Kheer in my blog. Do visit my blog when u get time. Would be happy to receive your comments:)


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