July 29, 2011

Parupu (Dal) Payasam

Today being Aadi Velli (Friday of Aadi month) we prepared Parupu Payasam, my favorite. All the friday's of the month of Aadi are considered auspicious and people invite married woman and offer them with fancy items for their shringar.
Moong Dal - 1/2 cup
Channa Dal - 1 tbsp
Jaggery - 1 cup grated
Milk - 1 cup

Clean and pressure cook moong dal and channa dal nicely till they are soft and mashed.
Boil water in a vessel and dissolve the jaggery in it. Filter stones and dirt if any.
Now mix the jaggery and the cooked dal and allow to boil.
Once a consistency is reached, garnish with elaichi, cashew nuts and kishmis(dried grapes)
Add milk and serve hot or cold.

Bon Appetit!!