Paruppu Payasam


My first  lengthy post after an year:-)

Time is moving is fast. It looks like I have just started my blogging journey but its an year now:-) After taking a break from IT industry for one year I always wanted to do something during my free time but kept passing my time with food network, browsing, chatting, cooking and of course eating. Things changed after my son was born. Though I became busy with him, I missed doing something for myself and that’s when hubby suggested to do blogging. My blogging journey started when my son was 6 months old. Being a lazy person, initially when I started writing I thought it won’t continue for a longtime, but continuous support from my close ones kept me motivated:-)

I am not a great cook, nor a great photographer, nor a great writer but my lovely reader and dear blog friends taught me those are not absolutely essential.

Thank u all for visiting, reading and commenting in my space.

Its from now on 🙂 changing to .com was a big discussion for quiet sometime in our home. Ever since I started blogging hubby was insisting to change it but I kept postponing. At one stage he convinced me and I discussed about this with some of my good friends but somehow I felt will do it later. Today I got a pleasant blog Anniversary SPL gift from my Hubby 🙂 . Evening my hubby pinged me my blog URL in WhatsApp I was surprised to see .com instead of Have to work on importing the contents. May be when I do my next post it should be ready 🙂

Paruppu Payasam

Paruppu payasam is one of the most common payasam prepared during many festivals. The blend of protein rich lentils with jaggery (iron) and calcium (milk) is perfect for kids and Adults.

For the past couple of days I was in a dilemma thinking what to post for my blog anniversary. When I was browsing my pictures though Muffin, cake, cookie, creame brulee, burfi and laddu, this pulled my attention, I chose Paruppu Payasam as this my special favorite even before I tried/tasted any other desserts and sweet

Checkout my other payasam,


Moong dal – 1/3 cup

Channa dal  – 2 tbsp

Milk – 2  cup

Water- 1 cup +3/4 cup

Jaggery – 3/4 cup

Grated coconut – 1/4 cup

Cardamom powder – 1/8 tsp

Turmeric Powder – pinch

Salt -pinch

Butter/ Ghee – 1 tsp

Cashew & Raisin –  2 tsp each



  • Soak jaggery in  1 cup of luke warm water for 20 minutes (Time depends on the size of the cut jaggery). Strain to remove impurities
  • Soak both the dals in luke warm water for 20 minutes
  • Heat a tsp of ghee and saute cashew nuts till they are golden brown; switch off and add raisins. In the same pan dry roast both the soaked dals separately for a minute
  • Pressure cook the dal with 3/4 cup of water for 2-3 whistles. Once the pressure subsides, open the cooker and mix the dal once


  • In  heavy bottomed pan add the jaggery syrup and cardamom powder and bring it boil. Add the cooked dal and continue cooking for 3-5minutes
  • Add grated coconut and boiled milk. Cook for 2 minutes and switch off. Garnish with cashew and raisin,serve hot/ cold



My Notes:

  • Turmeric powder is optional,I added to give yellow color to the Payasam
  • Adjust milk according to the desired consistency
  • Dal can be sauted for 2-3 minutes and cooked
  • Edible camphor and saffron can be added for extra flavour

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38 thoughts on “Paruppu Payasam

  1. Lily Lau April 28, 2015 at 2:39 PM Reply

    Thanks for this lovely share 🙂

  2. Elaine @ foodbod April 28, 2015 at 2:23 PM Reply

    Congratulations on your Blogiversay and your new .com 🙂

  3. homelyaromas April 28, 2015 at 10:46 AM Reply

    Oh wow!! congratulations Vidya..I don wanna use ji cause its making it so formal ;)This post is all the more motivating to me..given that am a lazy person too.At times I feel that I may not be persistant with my blog.But people at home encourage me a lot,which makes me feel that I should atleast do justice to their encouragement.

  4. Sandhya April 28, 2015 at 8:54 AM Reply

    Congratulations, Vidya! You have an awesome blog! Love the payasam recipe. I make a traditional kheer very similar to this with just chana dal. I love the coconut and jaggery flavor in it!

  5. April 28, 2015 at 8:33 AM Reply

    Congratulations on your anniversary! You have done a great job with your blog and I hope you continue your journey for a long time. Cheers 🙂 …. and the payasam looks yummy!

  6. Serena @ foodfulife April 28, 2015 at 8:16 AM Reply

    Well, I say congratulations for your writing and cooking skills! Everything looks very tasty! And the pictures look delicious! 🙂

  7. veenashankar April 28, 2015 at 7:17 AM Reply

    healthy kheer.. Looks yummy too

  8. Spring Tomorrow April 28, 2015 at 7:03 AM Reply

    Wow, didn’t expect there would be that many different variations of payasam. This looks good 🙂

  9. negativethinkerr April 28, 2015 at 5:41 AM Reply

    yummy!! if i were living in beside your home,the 365 days of my year went happily,enthusiastically,having good health, Because at least i can taste your every dish at everyday…. ohh god !! what a big thing i have missed !!…

  10. Francesca, Beauty & Makeup Blogger April 28, 2015 at 5:37 AM Reply

    In few days also my blog first anniversary…happy to shear this emotion 🙂

  11. Sundari April 28, 2015 at 3:55 AM Reply

    Yummy payasam!! Love the cute little tumblers!!

  12. Vasantha Vivek April 28, 2015 at 2:08 AM Reply

    Congrats Vidya …. 🙂 🙂 🙂

  13. Aruna Panangipally April 28, 2015 at 2:02 AM Reply

    Congratulations, Vidya, on making the transition to the hosted site. I registered my domain ages ago but am lazy and not blogging there.

    Hopefully your move will inspire me.

    • Traditionally Modern Food April 28, 2015 at 3:18 PM Reply

      Thanku Aruna:-) yes I agree after changing to .com lot of works need to be done.. Now I feel lazy to do

  14. Freda @ Aromatic essence April 28, 2015 at 1:27 AM Reply

    This looks lovely , something similar to a rice , chana dal and jaggery sweet that is done in goa . Happy blog anniversary:)

  15. roytanusree April 28, 2015 at 1:00 AM Reply

    Lovely dessert and beautiful photography.Will try it coming weekend…:)

  16. Chitra Jagadish April 28, 2015 at 12:57 AM Reply

    Looks delicious V…. 🙂

  17. Charanya April 28, 2015 at 12:38 AM Reply

    Awww, that’s so sweet ❤ Congrats girl.

  18. srividhya April 28, 2015 at 12:00 AM Reply

    congrats on blog anniversary n .com. Great recipe too 🙂

  19. Malar April 27, 2015 at 11:54 PM Reply

    Yay, Happy bloggiversary dear 😀 Many more to come!!! That is a great news on the domain. I was just thinking of talking to you about this as you had mentioned earlier and here it is 🙂 Glad to see. Payasam looks so vibrant and colorful….

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