Pachai paruppu Javarisi Payasam/ Moong Dal Sago Khree

>> Tuesday, July 13, 2010

When I came across I love my dad event, the first dish that came to my mind was this payasam. Pachai paruppu javarisi payasam is one of my dad's favorite dishes. He loves the payasam with the grated kopparai thengai(dry coconut) added to it. But since I did not have kopparai thengai, I have used fresh grated coconut. Payasam still tasted the same with fresh coconut. Its a simple dessert that will be great with some spicy vada especially masala vada. That's how my mom used to make it for my dad.. :)

Things needed
Pachai paruppu/ Moong dal - 1/2 Cup
Sago - 1/4 Cup
Milk - 1 1/2 Cup
Jaggery - 2 Cups ( I have used more jaggery, as me and my dad like it to be sweeter)
Cardamon powder - 1/2 Tsp
Grated coconut - 1/4 Cup
Cashew nuts and Raisins - For garnishing

Wash and soak moong dal with sago for around 15 minutes. Boil moong dal and sago mixture with 2 Cups of water in a heavy bottom vessel. Cook the dal until its 3/4 done without letting turn mushy. In the same time sago will turn into transparent pearls.

Now add milk, powdered jaggery and bring it to boil. Add coconut, cardamon powder, cashew nuts, raisins and boil the payasam for 10 more minutes. Pachai paruppu javarisi payasam is ready to be served warm or cold.
Flavor from the pachai paruppu, chewiness of the sago pearls together with the crunchiness of grated coconut make the payasam great!! As I enjoy the cup of payasam, I keep thinking about those days in Indian when we used to enjoy this payasam made by my mom on every special occasion...

This goes to the I love my dad event

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