Moong Dal Payasam Recipe Video – Traditional South Indian Dessert (Kheer)


Welcome to the world of delicious South Indian desserts! Today, we'll be learning how to make Moong Dal Payasam, a traditional kheer that will leave your taste buds craving for more.


First, let's gather all the ingredients. You'll need moong dal, jaggery, coconut milk, cardamom, ghee, and cashews. Don't worry, these are all easily available in your local grocery store.


Start by roasting the moong dal in ghee until it turns golden brown. This will give a nutty flavor to our payasam. Next, add water and let it cook until the dal is soft and mushy.


In a separate pan, melt jaggery with some water to make a syrup. Once it thickens, strain it to remove any impurities. This will be our sweetener for the payasam.


Now, add the jaggery syrup to the cooked moong dal and let it simmer for a few minutes. This will help the flavors to blend together.


Next, add coconut milk and let it cook for a few more minutes. The creamy texture of the coconut milk will give our payasam a rich and indulgent taste.


To enhance the flavor, add crushed cardamom and let it infuse for a few minutes. This will give a refreshing aroma to our payasam.


Finally, it's time to add the star ingredient - cashews! Roast them in ghee until they turn golden brown and add them to the payasam. This will give a crunchy texture to our dessert.


Our Moong Dal Payasam is now ready to be served! Garnish it with some more cashews and a sprinkle of cardamom powder. Your family and friends will be impressed with your culinary skills.


So, there you have it - a delicious and authentic South Indian dessert that will surely become a family favorite. Enjoy your Moong Dal Payasam and don't forget to share the recipe with your loved ones. Happy cooking!