Monday, May 13, 2013

Paruppu Payasam

#ParuppuPayasam : #Paruppu #payasam is generally done with green gram dhal. #Greengram is roasted and then cooked. Coconut, khuskhus and other ingredients are ground into a smooth paste. Then all are boiled together adding jaggery.
This payasam cools body since coconut and khus khus have been included.
Now to the recipe.

Paruppu Payasam

Ingredients :
1/2 cupGreen gram split
1/2 cupJaggery
1 pinchSalt
1/4 cupCoconut milk or milk [ optional ]
To Grind :
1/3 cupCoconut scrapping
1 TspKhuskhus
small pieceNutmeg
2 Cardamom
1/2 TspRaw rice
To Garnish :
4 or 5Cashew nuts
10 - 12Kismis [ prunes ]
2 TspGhee

Method :
Dry roast green gram dhal in a kadai on slow flame.
Keep stirring till the dhal turns golden brown.

Take roasted dhal in a cooker container.
Wash and add a pinch of salt.
Add 1 cup of water.
Pressure cook for 3 whistles and 7 min at SIM.

In the meantime grind all the ingredients using a mixer grinder into a very smooth paste.
Keep aside.
Pound jaggery and take in a vessel.
Add 1/2 cup water and heat on a stove over slow flame.
Dissolve jaggery well.
Usually jaggery contains sand particles.
So strain through a filter into another big vessel.
Again keep it on a stove over slow flame.
Allow it to simmer for 5 minutes.

Mash the cooked dhal with a ladle and add to simmering jaggery liquid.
Mix well. Allow to cook for 5 minutes.
Now add ground coconut - khus khus paste.
Stir well and cook till all ingredients blend together.
Add coconut milk and cook for 2 minutes over slow flame.

Fry cashews and kismis with ghee in a kadai on slow flame till golden color.
Pour over the prepared payasam.
Now payasam is ready.

Hot or cold, the payasam tastes very very good. It gives energy and cools body.

Note : The color of the payasam depends on the color of jaggery.