How to make Coconut Parappu Payasam -

Chana dal and moong dal payasam garnished with sauteed coconut and cashewnuts.

Sanjeev Kapoor

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Main Ingredients : Moong dal (मूंग दाल), Pure ghee (देसी घी)

Cuisine : TamilNadu

Course : Desserts

Coconut Parappu Payasam

Coconut Parappu Payasam Recipe Card


Dessert is mostly referred to a final sweet course that concludes a meal, but those with a serious sweet tooth will agree that anytime is dessert time. The array of ingredients that you can use to prepare these decadent delights gives you plenty of room for innovation and variety.

Prep Time : 16-20 minutes

Cook time : 31-40 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Sweet

Ingredients for Coconut Parappu Payasam Recipe

  • Moong dal 3/4 cup

  • Pure ghee 6 tablespoons

  • Milk 1 cup

  • Cashewnuts 15

  • Coconut scraped 1/2 cup

  • Poppy seeds (khuskhus/posto) 2 tablespoons

  • Green cardamoms 2

  • Sugar 2 tablespoons

  • Jaggery (gur) 1 1/2 cups


Step 1

Heat 4 tablespoons ghee and roast the dal lightly. Pressure-cook with milk till soft. Heat 2 tablespoons ghee and fry ten cashewnuts to golden brown and keep aside.

Step 2

Grind the scraped coconut with the cardamom seeds, sugar, khuskhus and the remaining cashewnuts to a fine paste. Break the jaggery to fine powder and keep. Melt the jaggery in a thick-bottomed pan with ¼ cup water.

Step 3

Add the cooked dal and bring to a boil. Add the coconut paste and continue to simmer till it thickens to required consistency. Garnish with fried cashewnuts and serve warm.

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