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Moong Dal Payasam

Harini Vino
Moong dal Payasam is an appetizing sweet recipe that can be made in a short time. It is one of the healthiest recipes and keeps our tummy full for a longer period. Since it is rich in protein, this can be given to kids as well.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Appetizer, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine Indian
Servings 3
Calories 147 kcal


  • Pressure Cooker
  • Any type of Pan


  • 1 cup Moong dal Soaked overnight
  • 1 cup Jaggery Syrup
  • 10 to 15 Nos Cashews
  • 10 to 15 Nos Raisins
  • 5 tbsp Ghee


  • First, let's prepare the jaggery syrup to make payasam.


  • Crush the jaggery into pieces.
  • Put them in a vessel and add half a cup of water to it.
  • Stir it continuously until the jaggery pieces melt.
  • Once it reaches room temperature, strain the syrup and keep them aside.


  • Add washed moong dal in a pressure cooker and pour enough water.
  • Pressure cook the dal for 5 to 6 whistles.
  • Once the pressure is released, mash the dal with a masher. Let it be in a semi-mashed consistency.
  • Meanwhile, heat a tbsp of ghee in a pan. Add cashews and roast them until it turns golden brown. Keep them aside.
  • Next, in the same pan, add a few raisins and roast them until they swell like a balloon.
  • Then add a mashed moong dal in a kadai and heat it for a min.
  • Add jaggery syrup to the moong dal and give it a gentle mix.
  • Add a few tbsps of ghee and mix them.
  • Allow the payasam to cook for a few mins.
  • Once the ghee is released, add the roasted cashews and raisins to the payasam. Give a gentle mix.
  • Serve hot.


  • I have used palm jaggery syrup to the moong dal payasam. But you can use any type of sweetener you have.
  • Alternatives for the Palm jaggery are cane jaggery, white sugar, brown sugar or milkmaid.
  • Adjust the sweetness according to your taste buds.
Keyword Moong Dal Kheer, Moong Dal Payasam