Vidhu's kitchen: Paruppu Pradhaman

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Paruppu Pradhaman


Moong dal                                  : 1 cup
Jaggery                                       : 1 3/4 - 2 cups
Thick coconut milk                    : 1/2 cup
Medium thick coconut milk       : 1 cup
Coconut pieces                           : 1 tbsp
Cshewnuts                                  : 1 tbsps
Raisins                                        : 1 tbsp
Cardamom powder                     : 1/2 tsp
Ghee                                            : 1 1/2 tbsp


Heat 1 tsp ghee in a kadai and fry for 3 minutes until they turn a little brown.
Add 3 cups water to it and allow it to cook on medium flame.
Or pressure cook the daal for 2 whistles.
Melt the jaggery with 1&1/2 cups  water & strain it.
Boil in a heavy bottomed pan on medium flame for 5 minutes.
Add the mashed dal to it and mix well.
Add medium thick coconut milk now ,reduce the flame and let it boil for 10 minutes or until the mixture thickens.
Add cardamom powder and mix well.
Finally add the thick coconut milk , mix well and cook for a minute.
Remove from flame .
Heat 1 tbsp ghee in a pan , fry coconut pieces until golden brown and add it to the payasam.
Heat the pan again , add 1 tsp ghee & fry cashews ,raisins , add it to the payasam.
Mix well and serve hot.

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