Moong dal kheer/payasam

Very tasty and traditional South Indian kheer

Recipe by Priya Sriram of Edmonton, CA

It is one of the most simplest and fastest sweets, which can be prepared in a matter of minutes

Ingredients vegetarian 4 servings

    • 1 cup Moong dhal
    • 1 cup jaggery
    • 3/4 cup cocnut milk(can use tinned)
    • 3/4 cup milk
    • 1 tbsp  Ghee
    • 1/4 tsp cardamom powder
    • cashewnuts and raisins



    1. Cook the Moong dhal with 4 cups of water till soft ( can pressure cook, but tastes better if cooked normaly)
    2. Add the jaggery to the dhal and let it boil for 5 minutes, add the coconut milk and boil for some time
    3. In the mean time fry the cashewnuts till golden brown, followed by the raisins.
    4. Add the cashewnuts and raisins with the ghee to the dhal and add the cardamom powder.
    5. Add milk just before serving.Tastes yummy when served hot

    Tip: Avoid pressure cooking for best taste.Pressure cooker fastens the process but it cooks the moong too much, which changes the taste of the kheer




    Cardamom is Elaichi.


    what is the neaning of cardomom?