Green Gram Dal Payasam/ Moong Dal Payasam/ Cherupayar Parippu Pradhaman

In Kerala, ‘Payasam’ is made during the festivals like ‘Onam’ and ‘Vishu’.  There are so many different varieties of Payasams.  ‘Moong dal Payasam’ is a favorite of my family and I also make it to celebrate birthdays of my loved ones.

‘Cherupayar Parippu Pradhaman’ is off to EC for the event “WYF: Festive Treat”

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Green gram dal/ Moong dal 125 gms

Jaggery – 1/2 kg

Water – 2 1/2 cups

Salt – 1/4 tsp (optional)

Thin coconut milk – 2 cups

Thick coconut milk – 1 cup

Cardamom – 4 powdered

Cashew nuts – 2 tbsp

Raisins -2 tbsp

Ghee – 3 tsp


Dry roast the dal in a non stick pan till it turns light brown.  Cook the dal along with water in a 5 litre pressure cooker for 10 minutes.  (Cook it on the small burner.)  Let it cool.  Melt the jaggery by adding half a cup of water.  Strain it and keep aside.  Open the lid of the cooker  and add the jaggery to it.  Mix well and let it simmer till the dal and jaggery are blended well.  Stir in between.  Pour the thin coconut milk into the cooker.  Mix well and allow it to simmer for another 10 minutes.  Stir occasionally.  Add the cardamom powder and salt.  Finally add the thick coconut milk and stir.  Switch off the flame.  In another pan, melt the ghee and fry cashew nuts and raisins.  Pour it over the Pradhaman and mix well.  Serve hot and enjoy!

  1. Wow looks lovely!

  2. My all time favourite, i do prepare the same with jaggery but never thought of adding coconut milk, Gorgeous click.

  3. Thank you Parita!

  4. I have never tried it without coconut milk. Plz try my version next time you make it…:) Thank a lot Priya!

  5. Love this payasam… I too prepare the same way… looks yummy

  6. My all time favou5ite, i do prepare the same with jaggery but never thouggt of adding coconut milk, Gorgeous click.;

  7. Thank you Padma for your love and support!

  8. Thanks so much for taking the time to visit my blog. It is a pleasure to discover yours and I look forward to exploring and visiting. Your payasam sounds delicious.

  9. Welcome to my blog, Ivy! I will indeed be visiting your blog…see you often… 🙂 Thanks!

  10. Had been away from blogging for a long time..Thanks for the awards dear 🙂

    Yummy payasam :)I have not tried this with coconut milk…will try next time!

  11. Reminds me of the payasam my mom used to make for me..looks tempting, thanks for the entry

  12. Welcome back Anu…! it tastes yummy with coconut milk.. make it and enjoy! Thank you!

  13. Thanks a lot EC! see you more often.. 🙂

  14. Tried this recipe. Yummo! It was delicious. Loved it. Will be making it again for the next potluck party. Thanks for this wonderful recipe and also thanks for giving me the carrot measurements in the carrot halwa section. I’ll be trying that out tomorrow.

    Thanks again.

  15. Hi Rg,
    Thanks a lot for trying ‘Green gram dal Payasam’! Glad to hear that you liked it.. Did you try ‘Carrot Halwa’ and ‘Uzhunnu Vada’?


  16. valare nhannayittund njan undakki nokki
    thankyou very much