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Moong Dal Payasam ~ Pesara Pappu Payasam.
Split Moong Dal / Pesara Pappu - 1 cup
Jaggary - 1 cup
Cardamom - a pinch
Roasted Cashew and Raisins - for garnish
Grated Fresh coconut - 1 tsp
Poppy Seeds - 1 tsp
Ghee - 2 tbsp
Heat a pan with ghee and roast the moong dal. Allow it to cool. Then roast the cashew nuts, raisin, keep aside.
Meanwhile, melt the jaggary with little water and remove scum.
Take the roasted moong dal in a pressure cooker. Then add melted jaggary to the dal along with poppy seeds, cardamom and if liquid is not enough , add water thats enough to cover the dal. Pressure cook for 1 to 2 whistles or till cooked.
Once cooked, remove the lid and again cook till you get a smooth consistency, add the grated coconut and roasted nuts. Add the remaining ghee.
Serve hot. or if you prefer it cold.
You can use sugar but since jaggary is more good for health, this is always is preferred.
Enjoy your festival moment with a bowl of sweet Moong Dal payasam.
This is my entry to JFI: Festival Treats, I am hosting this month.