How to make Pasi Paruppu Payasam without coconut milk
Prep time – under 15 mins
Cook time – under 20 mins
Milk – 2 1/4 cup
Pasi paruppu/Moong dal – 1/3 cup
Kadalai paruppu/channa dal – 1 1/2 -2 tbsp (optional)
Jaggery – 3/4 cup
Grated coconut -1/4 cup
Rice flour – 2 tsp
Cardamom powder – 1/4 tsp
Cashew nuts – 6
Dissolve jaggery in very less water and filter it to remove any impurities.
Heat a tsp of ghee and fry cashew nuts.
Grind grated coconut and rice flour just for a second. (Do not make it a paste)
Pressure cook dal with enough water, keeping the coconut + rice flour mixture in a cup for 3-4 whistles.
Once the pressure subsides, open the cooker and mash the dal nicely with a potato masher.
Now the mashed dal, coconut and the fried cashew nuts are ready.
Now add the mashed up dal, coconut + rice flour mixture, cardamom powder to the jaggery and mix it well.
Keep it in low flame and let it cook until everything gets blended well.
In a heavy bottomed vessel or kadai, boil milk in medium flame until it reduces a little. Keep stirring now and then to prevent the milk from getting burnt.
Now after adding the milk, add the fried cashew nuts, simmer for 2-3 minutes and switch off the flame.
Delicious, healthy (no sugar, no coconut milk) and filling payasam is ready to be served.
Do try this for Tamil New Year and enjoy with your family. Wishing you all a Very Happy Tamil New Year.
You can adjust the consistency of the payasam by increasing or decreasing the quantity of milk.
If required, you can soak dal for 10 minutes after roasting it, so that it will take less time to get cooked.
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