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Paruppu payasam recipe, Pandigai recipes

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Paruppu payasam recipe

Paruppu payasam, a traditional payasam | kheer recipe made using Chana dal, moong dal and jaggery as main ingredients. Paruppu payasam  is made in our family during festivals like aavani avittam, ganesha chaturthi, karthigai deepam,pongal festival and other traditional festivals  also. During my Childhood days i used to hate jaggery based desserts | payasams. But now i started liking jaggery based sweets. This is one of the easiest payasam recipe which can be made so quickly.
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Paruppu Payasam recipe

Paruppu payasam recipe

  • Recipe Cusine: Indian
  • Prep Time: 10 Minutes
  • Cook time: 10 Minutes
  • Serves: 2-3
  • Author: Jeyashri
  • Recipe Category: Dessert
  • Description: Paruppu payasam, a traditional payasam | kheer recipe made using Chana dal, moong dal and jaggery as main ingredients

     Moong dal  1/4 cup
     Chana dal 3 tblsp
     Jaggery  1/2 cup – 3/4 cup
    Coconut bits  2-3 tblsp
    Water  1 cup
    Milk  1 cup
    Cashew nuts  few
    Cardamom powder  a pinch
    Ghee 4 tsp

Method with step by step pictures :

Paruppu payasam


  • In a pan, add 1 tsp of ghee and fry the moong dal and chana dal till it emits a nice aroma.
  • Be careful, it shouldn’t get burnt.
  • Pressure cook for 6-7 whistles this by adding 3/4 cup of water.
  • Mash this well using a whisk and keep aside.
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  • Add the remaining ghee and fry the cashew nuts and the coconut bits separately, till golden brown.
  • In a pan add the jaggery and melt this by adding 1/4 cup of water to it.
  • If you want more sweetness add 1 cup of jaggery ,otherwise 3/4 will be ok .
  • When  it is completely meted filter this,to remove the impurities.
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  • Boil this jaggery water for 3-5 mins in a low flame.
  • Now add the cooked dal to this and mix well.

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  • Now add the boiled and cooled milk to it.
  • Mix well and switch off the flame.
  • Garnish with nuts and coconut bits before serving.

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  • The coconut bits in the payasam will give an awesome taste.paruppu payasam


  1. You can replace coconut milk instead of milk.
  2. If doing so, take a thick extract of coconut milk of 1/2 cup and add to the Paruppu payasam ,after switching off the flame.
  3. You can add some more milk if the consistency of the paruppu payasam is too thick.

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Sharmilee! :) September 8, 2010 - 10:30 am

Looks so yum…luv the click. Havent tried this parupu payasam..looks so tempting

RAKS KITCHEN September 8, 2010 - 10:31 am

Yummy,I love this payasam,never added coconut bits though I have heard a lot,looks really tempting 🙂

Rachana September 8, 2010 - 11:04 am

A very healthy and delicious payasam.

Pavithra Srihari September 8, 2010 - 11:21 am

That coconut pieces attract me a lot Jeys .. Loved the first photograph..

of all payasams, this is my favourite ..but never added 2 dhals .. looks so very tempting …

Shama Nagarajan September 8, 2010 - 12:44 pm

delicious payasam

aipi September 8, 2010 - 12:48 pm

I have made moong dal halwa..never tried its payasam though..looks delish!!

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Satya September 8, 2010 - 1:35 pm

wow parrupu payasam looks delicious …very tempting click


Home Cooked Oriya Food September 8, 2010 - 2:28 pm

awesome click!

Priya September 8, 2010 - 3:48 pm

This is my most fav payasam…but tried with chana dal…the recipe sounds kool

Sushma Mallya September 8, 2010 - 4:52 pm

Payasam looks yummy,loved the click..

Sadhana September 8, 2010 - 5:46 pm

Nice payasam with lovely presentation dear

kothiyavunu.com September 8, 2010 - 6:18 pm

This is really making drool 🙂
such a lovely & tasty payasam and great click dear:)

Gulmohar September 8, 2010 - 6:48 pm

Lovely…Very timely recipe for vinayaka chathurthi..

Shabitha Karthikeyan September 8, 2010 - 7:35 pm

My favorite payasam !!! Looks so perfect feel like taking a mouthful from the screen. Love it. Do check out my new event at


Priya September 8, 2010 - 7:49 pm

Delicious and tempting payasam..makes me drool..

SpicyTasty September 8, 2010 - 9:53 pm

Lovely payasam.

Rekha shoban September 9, 2010 - 12:44 am

two different dals…really interesting…i used to do with moongal dal…but never tried with chenna dal….nice presentation and click!

Hema September 9, 2010 - 4:20 am

Hi.. Wonderful payasam.. It was last skanda shasti I made this payasam.. Looks very tempting.. Will make it for vinayagar chaturthi.. Nice step by step photos..

PriyaVaasu September 9, 2010 - 8:14 am

Looks yummy!!! Awesome Clicks!!! 🙂

Suja Sugathan September 9, 2010 - 1:29 pm

Delicious payasam..yummy.

Akila September 10, 2010 - 2:39 am Reply
Sandhya Hariharan September 10, 2010 - 4:06 am

Very nice Jeyshri.. Ur cooking seem to have lot of Iyer touch..

Padhu September 10, 2010 - 2:38 pm

I make this payasam but I use only channa dal .Very nice Jayashree .Have a nice Vinayagar chathurti tomorrow

Mano Saminathan September 11, 2010 - 3:08 am

A very delicious and nutritious payasam! Looks great and tempting!

Vidhya September 11, 2010 - 10:38 am

payasam has come out really good Jeyashri.

momsnetwork March 23, 2011 - 10:42 am

bookmarked. Pics are so inviting
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KavyaNaimish May 24, 2013 - 12:50 pm

Upto How many whistles Do I pressure cook the dal mixture?
BTW u have a wonderful space…love all the recipe and the detailed recipes along with the pics.This helps a lot to try the new dishes even 🙂

admin May 25, 2013 - 11:43 pm

I generally pressure cook this for 3-4 whistles. Thank you so much for the nice words

Unknown July 13, 2013 - 9:16 am

Hi Jeyashri,

I tried it, tasted awesome.
Thanks for wonderful recipe. I have tried alot of ur recipes like rava pongal, pulli upma… loved every bit of it. I hope u will post even more recipes.

Sujatha Jha November 27, 2018 - 4:04 am

Hi Jeyashri, I made this payasam on Karthigai Deepam and it was very tasty. Thanks for the recipe and for an excellent site!


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