Monday, April 6, 2009

Channa Dal Payasam

Kadalai Parupu Payasam

For Sri Rama Navami I would prepare payasam for puja naivedyam. This year I decided to go for chana dal payasam(we call it Kadalai paruppu payasam). Its long time since I prepared it.It is one of the favorite Payasam in my home. The payasam is a combination of chana dal, sabudana cooked with milk in jaggery syrup. . For giving a unique flavor to the dish, coconut, jaggery and cardamom are used. It is an easy to cook & a very simple but ultimate satisfying dessert. It can be enjoyed either hot or cold.

Ingredients:

Chana dal (Kadalai Paruppu) - 1 cup

Sago (sabudana) - 1/4th cup

Jaggery- 1cup

coconut milk-1cup

Water

Cardamom -2 (crushed)

coconut flakes-1/4 cup

Method:

Roast the chana dal till it becomes red.

Wash the dhal and Add 2 cups of water, mix well, set to boil, Cook on low heat, stirring continuously so that no lumps are formed.

Make sure the dal still holds its shape, so its very important not to over cook it.

In a small vessel put the sabudana with one cup of water and cook in low heat until the sabudana is cooked through. Keep it on side.

Grind the grated coconut and take the thick milk. Take milk from the coconut thrice. Keep the thick milk taken 1st, aside. Add the 2nd and 3rd milk and the jaggery solution to the dal.

Now take a vessel, add one cup of water with the jaggery and boil till the jaggery melts. Then add the cooked dal & sabudana, Let it boil for 5 minutes.Then mix and add the coconut milk.( Add the 1st milk to the payasam ).

The dhal should not boil after adding the milk. . Heat a pan wihth ghee and fry the coconut flakes and cashew nuts. Add a dollop of ghee & cardamom powder for a special taste. Serve chilled or hot.

Note:

Finally add the handful of dhal which was kept separately to the payasam.This gives a nitty gritty effect to payasam.Mix well and remove from fire.

If the final consistency is too thick can dilute using milk.Instead of coconut milk we can add milk also.

19 comments:

Asha said...

Love the Chana dal payasam, specially with Obbattu. Enjoy, looks scrumptious! :)

DEESHA said...

my mom makes this often. Chana dal payasam looks delicious

Ashwini said...

This is my mom's fav..Looks delicious..

Vidhya said...

this is my favorite payasam and its easy to make

Suma Rajesh said...

woo looks fantastic...lovly dessert on the special day..

Priya said...

Payasam looks delicious...thats a great dessert too when served chilled na...yummm

Yasmeen said...

Sweet payasam,perfect after a spicy meal:)

Gita's Kitchen said...

My mom used to make this payasam for festivals, I simply love this one, nice picture Jaishree :)

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

I feel festivity at Jai's blog he he and I did know that I am always invited :) Love Channa Dal Payasam looks great...

A_and_N said...

A loves this payasam :) Should make it sometime

Vicky Xavier. said...

This channa dhal payasam is our native special i guess. I too tasted it many times in our hometown. Urs look delicious dear.

sriharivatsan said...

Payasam looks delicious...

Purva Desai said...

Looks rich and thick....thanks for sharing

RAKS KITCHEN said...

I remember my mom makes this exactly like this!Yummy with those coconut!

Premyscakes said...

payasam looks yummy and so inviting jaishree.

Akal's Saappadu said...

kadal paruppu payassam, looks yummmmm; that's a delicious drink! how are you Jaishree? Hope you're enjoying your summer vacation!

AnuSriram said...

Lovely payasam! Hope u had a wonderful celebration!

Jaishree said...

Thank you all for your sweet comments:)
Nice to you all like this dish.

notyet100 said...

looks yummy,..nd new for me,..thnks or sharin,..:-)