Saturday, February 20, 2010

Cherupayar Payasam

Cherupayar or Moong dal : 1/2 cup
Water : As needed
Jaggery Syrup or Molasses : 1/2 cup
Powdered Cardamom : 1 tsp
Chukku Powder : 1 tsp
Fried Coconut Bits : a few
Fried Cashews and Raisins : a few
Ghee : 2 tsp



  • Roast the cherupayar or dal till it starts to show a slight color change, when cooled, wash and drain. Pressure cook it with sufficient water. It should not be overcooked.
  • In some ghee, fry the coconut, cashews, and raisins and set aside.
  • Add jaggery to the cooked dal, then cardamom, chukku, nuts and coconuts. Add some melted ghee to enhance the taste.  Enjoy!

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