Payatham paruppu payasam | Moong Dal Kheer

Posted on March 24th, 2009

My mom often prepares Payatham paruppu (aka pasi paruppu) payasam. I love this kheer and I have this as a side dish for chapattis :D Heard Moong dal kheer is very famous in Kerala! Here is my version of Payatham paruppu payasam.

Payatham paruppu payasam | Moong Dal Kheer

Payatham paruppu payasam | Moong Dal Kheer


Payatham paruppu (Moong Dal): 1 cup
Jaggery: 1 cup
Milk: 1 cup
Cardamom powder: a pinch
Cashews and Raisins: few
Ghee: 2 tsps

Preparation Method:

  • Shallow fry the dal for few mins till it turns slight brownish in color.
  • Pressure cook the dal.
  • Boil the milk and add the jaggery.
  • Keep stirring till the jaggery completely dissolves.
  • Now add the cardamom powder and the cooked dal.
  • Allow it to cook for 2-3 mins and remove it from the stove.
  • Heat ghee and fry the cashews and raisins.
  • Add it to the kheer.
  • Serve the kheer hot or cold.


  • Frying the dal is not mandatory. You can also start from step 2.
  • I have prepared the kheer with and without frying the dal, either way the payatham paruppu payasam tastes yummy :)

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16 Responses to “Payatham paruppu payasam | Moong Dal Kheer”

  1. Priya Sriram Says:

    Its my favourite too… But not yet tried it, will try on some special occasions.. :)


  2. Priya Sriram Says:

    Btw, thanks for your sweet comments for my post dear… I use Nikon D50. Have a nice day… :)


  3. Meenal Mehta Says:

    hi Anu,

    never had moong daal kheer before, am really liking the idea …will try it soon :)



  4. chitra Says:

    I do this daily for my hubby,very easyy and tasty too:)first time here,u have a nice space.posts are really goood..DO visit mine at ur free time:)


  5. AnuSriram Says:

    Delicious payasam.. Looks lovely!


  6. Usha Says:

    Looks delicious, your pics look tempting and reminded me I haven’t had this in quite a while now :-)


  7. sripriya vidhyashankar Says:

    My fav dish… looks delicious…


  8. Varunavi Says:

    Thanx anu for ur lovely comment.Your payasam and mine are same except jaggery.I love to have jaggery but my hubby likes sugar.
    Varunavi is my daughters name it is one of the name of goddess laxmi


    • Anu Says:

      Wow Saritha, Varunavi is a lovely name :) S I have heard about adding sugar but have not tried it yet. Will do it some time.


  9. gururajan Says:

    my favourite payasam.adding dates is improve taste


  10. Anu Says:

    Priya, Meenal : Do try this out and let me know ur feedback :)
    Anu, Usha , Sri, Dad: Thans a lot dearies.
    Chitra: Thanks dear for visiting me. Do keep in touch :)


  11. Vidya Says:

    This is my first time here and you have a nice collection of recipes..I was just drooling over the mint channa pulav :D


  12. Dhanashri Says:

    Nice moong daal kheer. Very simple and healthy yet delicious. Thanks for sharing your recipe!


  13. Pramila Says:

    Thanks for the receipr.It is very simple to try but but one question , when the milk & jaggery is mixed the milk turns sour. what is solution to avoid it?


  14. Anu Says:


    Thanks for stopping by :)

    I usually boil the milk well, simmer the stove and add the jaggery. Powder jaggery before adding. Am sure jaggery with milk should taste gud…

    Mmmm… sour taste could be due to the jaggery that u had used! I use pale yellow ones available in desi stores.


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