September 9, 2006

Green-gram dal payasam aka kheer

'Payasams' or 'kheers' are usually semi-thick porridge-like preparations made with a base of milk and any cereals, nuts, or dals. It is usually served as the last sweet item in an Indian meal, especially in a South-Indian meal.

Here is how we make our delicious and comfortable green-gram dal payasam.

Green-gram dal payasam recipe
Serves - 8

Green-gram dal – 1 cup
Jaggery – 1 cup, powdered
Cardamoms – 6, finely powdered
Cashewnuts – 10
Raisins – 1 tablespoon
Milk – 2 cups, boiled
Ghee – 1 tablespoon

Method: Boil the dal in 6 cups of water till it becomes very soft. Now add the powdered jaggery and dissolve it in the water. It takes approximately 5 minutes. Add the milk and simmer further till semi-thick. Add the cardamom seeds powder and remove immediately from the heat. Fry the cashew nuts to a light brown color in hot ghee and then the raisins separately till they swell up. Pour the ghee along with the fried cashew nuts and raisins into the payasam. Stir thoroughly, keep aside for 15 minutes, and the serve. Enjoy!



Blogger Foodie's Hope said...

Beautiful photo and recipe!! We make it with Chana Dal back in Mysore,India for weddings!! YUM!! Thanks...


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