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Moong dal payasam

Moong dal payasam a rich and creamy payasam made with moong dal and coconut milk.
Course Dessert
Cuisine Indian
Keyword payasam
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4
Author Sharmilee J


  • 1 cup moong dal
  • 2 cups water (for cooking moong dal)

For making jaggery syrup:

  • 1 cup jaggery
  • 1/3 cup water (for melting jaggery)

Other ingredients:

  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk
  • 1/2 tsp cardamom powder
  • 1 tbsp ghee
  • 1 tbsp broken cashews


  • Dry roast moong dal till nice aroma comes.
  • Transfer to cooker , add water and pressure cook for 4 whistles or until dal is mushy,
  • Transfer dal to  a pan.Now melt jaggery and water until jaggery completely dissolves.
  • Strain and add jaggery syrup.Mix well and let it boil for a 5-7 mins.
  • Add cardamom powder, milk and let it boil for until thick and creamy.Switch off.
  • Add coconut milk.Heat ghee in a tadka pan, add cashews fry until golden.
  • Add the fried cashews mix well.Serve hot or warm.


  • switch off then add coconut milk.Even if you add coconut milk do not boil else it will curdle.
  • Dry roasting moong dal gives a nice flavour so don't skip it.
  • You can skip milk and make it fully with coconut milk itself.