PASI PARUPPU PAYASAM – Split Yellow Moong Dal Kheer

PASI PARUPPU PAYASAM – Split Yellow Moong Dal Kheer

Payasam/Kheer is a delicious Indian Dessert. Moong dal payasam / Pasiparupu  payasam is traditionally prepared during festival seasons as prasadam / neivedyam(religious offering). It is very easy to prepare this recipe.

If you are looking for other traditional dessert recipes, check here. Arisi Payasam, Suyyam, Moong dal ladoo, Basundi



  • Dessert for parties.
  • Prasadam / Neivedhyam to god.

AUTHOR : Dimple                           CUISINE : South Indian
COURSE : Dessert                            YIELD : 2-3 Servings


  • Split Yellow Moong dal – 1/2 cup
  • Water – as required
  • Jaggery – 1/2 cup grated (3 cubes)
  • Milk – 1/2 cup
  • Cardamom powder – 1/2 Tsp
  • Ghee – 2 Tbsp
  • Cashew nuts – 5
  • Dry raisins – 5
  • Coconut – 1/4 cup grated


  • Dry roast moong dal until you get good aroma. (Do not let the colour change)
  • Wash and soak roasted moong dal in water for 15 min.
  • Dissolve jaggery with little water over low heat and filter the impurities if any.


  • In a deep pan add 1.5-2 cups of water. Drain the moong dal and add it.
  • Let it get cooked completely on medium heat(takes 8-10 min). Mix it often.
  • Otherwise you can pressure cook it for 1 or 2 whistles.
  • Meantime, roast the required ingredients. Heat a pan and melt ghee.
  • Roast cashewnuts and raisins. Filter it and transfer to a plate.
  • Add coconut to the ghee and roast it for a couple of minutes. Do not let it burn.
  • Set this aside.
  • Add milk to the cooked moong dal. Mix well.
  • Add jaggery water and adjust consistency. Let it come to a boil.
  • Add freshly grounded cardamom powder and roasted ingredients.
  • Combine well. And let it be on low heat for 1 or 2 min.
  • Turn of the heat. Yummy and delicious payasam is ready.


  • You can skip dry roasting moong dal.
  • Moong dal should be in mashing consistency when you add milk.
  • Remember it will get quite dense after removing it from heat. If needed adjust consistency by adding hot milk.

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