Moong Dal Payasam is a popular south indian style of kheer recipe made with moong dal and coconut milk. It is a traditional dessert recipe made especially for celebration feast or for the festival like makara sankranti.

Ingredients of Moong Dal Payasam

  • ¾ cup moong dal
  •  cup water
  • 1 tsp ghee
  • 1 cup jaggery 
  • ¼ cup water
  • 1 cup thin coconut milk
  • 1 tbsp ghee
  • 10 cashew
  • 2 tbsp raisins 
  • 2 tbsp dry coconut 
  • ¼ tsp cardamom powder
  • ¼ cup thick coconut milk

How to Make Moong Dal Payasam

  • Roast moong dal on low flame until they turn aromatic.
  • Add 2¼ cup water and ghee in a cooker.
  • Pressure cook for 3 whistles.
  • Take jaggery and water in a pan.
  • Dissolve jaggery completely.
  • Filter it to remove any impurities if present.
  • Add in pressure cooked moong dal and mix well.
  • Add thin coconut milk and stir well, simmer for 2 minutes.
  • Put the fried nuts over payasam along with cardamom powder.
  • Turn off the flame.
  • Finally, enjoy moong dal payasam.


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