Paruppu payasam is an all time favourite and is a simple recipe done for neivedhayam or on festivals. A hearty lunch is complete with a yummy payasam.

Preparation time – 10 mins

Cooking time – 10 mins

Serves – 2

Moong dhal – 1/2 cup
Jaggery – 1/2 cup
Coconut milk – 1/2 cup (thick)
Cashews – 3
Coconut pieces – 2 inch piece


Pressure cook the moong dhal with required quantity of water, for 2 whistles (do not over cook it and make it mushy).

Melt the jaggery with very little water

Once it comes to a boil filter and add it to the dhal. Add in the coconut milk and give it a good stir.

Now fry the cashews in ghee, remove it and mix it with the payasam. Also add in thinly sliced coconut fried in ghee.

Yummy payasam is ready to be served. This payasam tastes good either bit hot or warm than having it cold.