Moongdal Payasa or Kheer
Written by Jayashree
Published on February 2, 2015

Moong dal is used for various purposes in our daily cooking. From salads and dals to desserts, it finds its place in some form or the other. Today, I present a traditional  Indian sweet dish. Payasa is a sweet preparation usually  of medium consistency, which are made of numerous kinds.

Moong dal, which is obtained from yellow split lentil, is a rich source of protein and has cooling properties.With summer fast approaching,one can prepare this dish. It is a preparation which can be used along with the food or as a dessert.

INGREDIENTS :

  • moong dal 1 cup
  • jaggery grated 1 cup
  • milk 1/2 cup
  • cardamom powder 1/4 tsp
  • cashewnuts 6
  • ghee 1/2 tsp
  • water

METHOD :

  • Take a thick bottomed vessel and boil about three-fourth litre of water.
  • When the water boils, wash the moong dal and put into it. Let cook by closing a lid half- open.
  • Adjust the water acccordingly, the required consistency is medium.
  • When cooked, add the jaggery and milk  and let boil for sometime.
  • Roast the cashews in ghee and put into it.
  • Lastly,add cardamom powder and serve.

To make it vegan :

Replace milk with almond milk and microwave the cashews.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup moong dal
  • 1 cup jaggery grated
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon cardamom powder
  • 6 cashewnut
  • 1/2 teaspoon ghee
  • water

Instructions

  1. Take a thick bottomed vessel and boil about three-fourth litre of water. When the water boils, wash the moong dal and put into it. Let cook by closing a lid half- open. Adjust the water acccordingly, the required consistency is medium.

  2. When cooked, add the jaggery and milk and let boil for sometime. Roast the cashews in ghee and put into it.Lastly, add cardamom powder and serve.

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11 Comments

  1. thisyearinmusic

    Its so cold out today, I really need this now!

    Reply
    • jayashree

      Thankyou so much thisyearinmusic

      Reply
  2. charlotte1955

    That sounds good, but my partner can’t eat nuts. Would it work without the cashews?

    Reply
    • jayashree

      Thanks for being here. You can avoid nuts totally Charlotte

      Reply
  3. Meri Rasoi

    Delicious!!

    Reply
    • jayashree

      Thankyou dear Shubha

      Reply
  4. Padma

    This i s my favourite payasam after the regular kheer…Delicious:)

    Reply
    • jayashree

      Thankyou so much Padma

      Reply
  5. Anu Nagaraja

    my mother makes this payasa Jayashree. love love love it!

    Reply
    • jayashree

      Good to know, Thankyou for the visit dear

      Reply
  6. mayurisjikoni

    Such a flavourful payasa made with moong dal. I tasted it for the first at the Bangalore ISKCON. Love how jaggery adds an earthy taste to it.

    Reply

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