Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Parupu Payasam with coconut milk-Moong dal payasam- Pasi parupu payasam

This is yet another classic Payasam (pradhaman) recipe from the state of Kerala. It is prepared with moong dal (split yellow ones), coconut milk and jaggery. It is very simple to prepare and tastes heavenly. I love all jaggery based payasams. Usually I prepare it with milk. Occasionally I use coconut milk instead of milk. Using coconut milk gives the payasam a special taste and also makes it rich . Once in a while, you can enjoy preparing this exotic Cherupayar payasam. Today we will learn how to make Pasi Paruppu Payasam with coconut milk-Moong dal Kheer following this easy recipe.

Pasi Paruppu payasam with coconut milk

Kerala Style Cherupayar Parippu Payasam

Kerala Style Cherupayar Parippu Payasam

 Prep Time : 15 mins
 Cook Time : 30 mins
 Serves: 2 -3
 Recipe CategoryPayasam-Dessert
 Recipe CuisineKerala

   Ingredients needed

   Moong dal-Pasi paruppu- 100 grams or 1/2 cup
   Jaggery - 200 grams (or more if you like it very sweet)
   Coconut - 1 big grated
   Cashew nuts -6-7
   Coconut bits -2 tbsp
   Ghee -2 tsp
   Cardamom - 1/4 tsp


Dry roast moong dal well until it turns slightly brown.

Wash and pressure cook dal with water (just enough water to cover the dal) until soft. Mash it slightly.

Extract 1 cup of thick coconut milk from the grated coconut and keep it aside.

Again add another 2 cups of warm water and extract coconut milk for the second time.This is the second thin coconut milk (rendam pal).Check out how to extract coconut milk in detail.

Heat 1/2 cup of water, dissolve jaggery in it and filter it to remove impurities.

Fry cashew nuts and coconut pieces until golden brown in ghee separately.


Take a heavy bottomed pan, add the cooked dal, filtered jaggery water and the second thin coconut milk.

Bring it to boil and then simmer until it reduces to half the quantity. Keep stirring all the time to prevent the dal from sticking to the bottom of the pan.

Then add the 1st coconut milk, a pinch of salt and remove from flame. Do not boil after adding the 1st coconut milk. Remove from heat when it is about to boil or just heat it.

Add cardamom powder, fried cashew nuts and coconut bits to the payasam.

Delicious Cherupayau Parippu payasam is ready to be served.

Note - If you are using ready made coconut milk, take 1 cup of milk and keep it aside. For the thin coconut milk, dilute 1 cup of thick coconut milk with 1 cup of water.

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  1. Payasam is so refreshing dear .The combo is awesome.

  2. padhu that payasam looks very delicious ....bookmarked ..thanks for sharing dear


  3. Those little coconut pieces on top tempts me to grab that bowl through the monitor.. Slurpp

  4. Looks delicious and tempting.. thanks for the recipe :)

  5. I am bit contrast to you...I love sugar based kheer's....Lovely payasam dear..

  6. Lipsmacking paruppu payasam...very tempting click..

  7. This just so good...my used to make it very often as she considered healthy with addition of jaggery will have to try! :)

  8. wow....i made this for onam this year..ur payasam is making me tempt!

  9. looks so yum, using coconut milk is something, will surely try your version next time...

  10. New dish to me....looks lovely...

  11. Paruppu Payasam looks delicious.My all time favorite. I'm planning prepare this today for Kirthigai. My version is slightly different from yours !!

  12. Looks very tempting. One of fav payasam.

  13. Hi Padhu,

    Payasam is super. I too prepare it in the same way. The picture looks nice.

    I like reading your blogs but time is a constraint. I will try to be on the blogsphere.

  14. This payasam looks so delicious and creamy! A dessert with coconut in it always wins my heart :-)

  15. This is mouth watering...looks great...

  16. We too make it in the same way,but we add channa dal too. but i love adding milk,but my mom nowadays adding coconut milk.Looks very rich.I always love the coconut bits in it

  17. I tasted a similar dish at my neighbour's and I know its delicious. looks lovely with those slivered coconut.

  18. I make somthing similar with chana dal. Never tried moong dal.

  19. Padhu payasam looks yummy, with chunks of coconut make it more delicious ! Love to try it!

  20. Wish you and your family a very Happy Janmashtami.
    Payesam looks yummy and tempting.

  21. I love this parippu payasam..So true, coconut milk goes really well in jaggery based payasam...slurp...

  22. Payasam with coconut milk and bits floating is looking sinfully delicious!

  23. Delicious! We make it with cow milk. will give this a try for sure

  24. Yum ... made a lot of my Onam sadya dishes from your blog and it was yum.. thanks for simplifying cooking ... will try the others as well

  25. Rajupriya Said:-

    Hi paddu, its too good and Yum... :-)

  26. Hi Padhu,

    I am one of your regular followers. I love food!!. Moreover the kheer is amazing. My mom cooks amazing food. She used to make poppyseeds payasam . Can you do that too.!!!


  27. Excellent recipe, I love the additional tip on how to go about this recipe with ready-made coconut milk.


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