Parippu Payasam – Traditional dessert

‘Parippu payasam’ also called as ‘Dal payasam’ or ‘sharkara pradhaman’ is a very delicious dessert made during festivals and is served as part of the sadya. This is made using yellow split mung beans, jaggery (molasses) and coconut milk . The highlight of the dish is the coconut milk that is used, and it is best to use the coconut milk  extracted using the fresh or frozen grated coconut .Using the canned coconut milk will not give the authentic taste. It also has to be extracted three times to get different consistencies of the coconut milk ,which is used in the  various stages of the dish preparation.

Parippu payasam-Traditional dessert

  • Servings: 6-8
  • Time: 45 mins
  • Difficulty: medium
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A traditional and delicious dessert made with split moong beans, jaggery and coconut milk usually made on festivals and goes well with traditional sadya.

Its preferable to use darker jaggery to get a nice dark brown color.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups of split yellow moong dal
  • 2 cups grated coconut
  • 2 cups jaggery
  • 3/4 cups of coconut bits
  • 10-12 cashews
  • 10-12 raisins
  • 5-6 cardamoms

Directions

To extract the coconut milk

  1. Take 2 cups of grated coconut and 1 cup of warm water and blend it in a blender
  2. Strain the contents in a strainer and the extract called the first milk  can be strained into a bowl which is quite thick.
  3. Next take the coconut from the strainer add  a cup water and blend again.
  4. Strain the contents again and extract the second milk into another bowl which is little thinner than the first milk.
  5. Repeat this process and extract the third milk into another bowl, this is the most diluted milk compared to the other two extractions.
  6. Keep all of it aside and ready before the dish preparation.

Payasam Preparation

  1. Dry roast the split yellow moong dal beans in a pan till you get a nice brown color.
  2. Once roasted , cook it with a cup of water and the third coconut milk extracted either in a pressure cooker or in a deep bottomed vessel.
  3. When it is half cooked ,add jaggery with  a pinch of salt.
  4. Next add the second coconut milk extracted.
  5. Cook for about 10 -15 minutes till it is almost well cooked.
  6.  Next add the powdered cardamom seeds.
  7. Finally add the first extracted coconut milk which is thick and creamy.
  8. Heat for another 2 minutes and switch off the flame.
  9. Take 2 – 3 tsp ghee and fry the coconut pieces, cashews and raisins
  10. Add it to the payasam
  11. Parippu payasam is ready to be served. Enjoy 🙂

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23 Comments Add yours

  1. I have had this dessert in delhi once. I loved it. Looks yummy.

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    1. InspiresN says:

      Thanks Pooja, it’s one of my favorites as well! happy to hear you like it!

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  2. Megala says:

    Love this coconut milk payasam!

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    1. InspiresN says:

      Thank you so much Megala!

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  3. I like this kheer too. It is yummy.
    Meena

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    1. InspiresN says:

      That’s awesome, the combination of flavors of the dal , coconut milk and jaggery is delicious.Thank you Meena!

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  4. Payasam looks so delicious! Literally mouthwatering recipe! Love it, it’s my favorite❣️

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    1. InspiresN says:

      Thank you so much Latha, happy to hear it is your favorite as well.

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  5. It is looking mouthwatering…I never heard of it..but it is a very interesting recipe..Thanks for sharing..will try it definitely..

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    1. InspiresN says:

      Thank you so much Anshu! I would love to hear how it turned out 🙂

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      1. Ya definitely i will tell you how it came..

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  6. Lavs Raj says:

    I simply love this! My favourite.. your post has triggered my cravings.. making it tomorrow 😀

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    1. InspiresN says:

      Happy to hear that, Thank you so much Lavs!

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    1. InspiresN says:

      Thank you so much Shreya!

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  7. PriyaPandian says:

    My favorite. It looks delicious 👍

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    1. InspiresN says:

      Thank you so much Priya! 🙂

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  8. camsieb says:

    This sounds delicious!

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    1. InspiresN says:

      Thank you so much!

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  9. Sumith says:

    Drooling on this! Can’t wait for a sadhya to come😍

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    1. InspiresN says:

      Thank you so much, it’s a favorite at our home as well ..I know its the best part of the sadhya 🙂

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