Sunday, January 15, 2012

Chana & Moong Payasam - Pongal Special

Bhogi Bhoga bhagyalato
Sankranti siri sampadalato
Kanumu kalasi melasi Kanuvinduga
Sankranti sambaranni
Jarupu kovalani Korukontu

Wishing All My friends,Readers,blogger friends and Dear Ones A Very Happy Pongal !!

For this Pongal I made this Payasam as naivedyam for god.

This is simple, wonderful sweet which can be prepared easily on special occasions and whenever you want to have some sweet.

My mom used to make this payasam quiet regularly for us. Channa & moong dal Payasam is prepared with channa and moong dal paste added to milk and jaggery syrup. Adding Coconut and milk gave a yummy flavor. It can be enjoyed either hot or cold.


Channa Dal - 1/2 cup
Moong Dal - 1/4 cup
Grated jaggery - 1 cup
Milk - 1 1/4 cup
Cardamom powder - 1 tsp
Cashews - 8 no
Raisins - 8 no
Coconut pieces ( small) - 3 tsps
Ghee - 3 tsps


  • Take Chana dal and moong dal with 1 tsp of ghee in a pan and fry till the raw smell of dal goes away.
  • Pressure Cook the fried moong and channa dal with 1 1/2 cups of water.
  • Allow the steam to escape, remove the lid and keep the cooked dal aside.
  • Meanwhile fry cashews,raisins,coconut pieces with 1 tsp of ghee and keep aside.
  • Boil milk in microwave for 1-2 minutes.
  • Now take a vessel add 1/4 cup of water with jaggery and boil till the jaggery melts.
  • Filter the above jaggery water and again boil it for another 5 minutes.
  • Add the above dal paste and mix well.

  • Now add milk and boil the whole thing on low flame for another 5-8 minutes.
  • At the end add the cardamom powder, fried cashews and raisins.
  • Yummy Payasam is Ready !! Serve hot or chilled.
Sending this to Cooking Challenge - Flavors of TamilNadu hosted by Vidya, ABC Series - Desserts hosted by ramya , Kid's Delight - Something Sweet hosted by Moi originally started by Srivalli



  1. can't resist at all...........lovely payassam

  2. Am sure this has turned out to be Very tasty ..!!!

  3. Meeku kooda sankranthi subhakankshalu. Lovely kheer.

  4. Lovely payasam....glad to follow u dear....plz check mine if time permits

  5. delicious payasam...i just love the coconut pieces fried in ghee...they taste so gr8..lovely presentation. thanks for linking with the event

  6. Happy pongal dear.. Payasam looks yummy. perfect dessert for this festival..

  7. yummy payasam and my all time fav too. we too make it in the same way

  8. Awesome recipe.. First time visitor here.. Its a heaven for foodies. Happy to follow you!!!

  9. Wow delicious payasam...looks yummy

  10. love the payasam! we don't use coconut but this version sounds great!
    Kavi (Edible Entertainment)
    Ongoing Event:(Kid's Delight - Something Sweet)

  11. Wat a super tempting payasam,definitely a yummy combo..Happy pongal wishes.

  12. perfectly made payasam...looks wonderful dear :-)

  13. Slurp...delicious looking payasam,perfect for festivals......

  14. dleicious combo, payasam looks so yummy n tempting!!
    Belated Pongal wishes to u!!

    Spicy Treats
    OnGoing Event ~ Dish It Out-Brinjal n Garlic

  15. Happy Sankranthi! Payasam looks yummy.

  16. Belated Pongal wishes..payasam looks yum..

  17. Mouthwatering payasam n nice combo...

  18. Tasty payasam!!!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

  19. Thats a nice combo of payasam..yummyyy

  20. Absolutely delicious! Wish I could have some.

  21. One of those glasses seems to have my name on it dear - pass it over please :))
    Yum & slurp!


  22. Awesome combo and a perfect payasam for festivals!! Hoping to see your recipes for my 'Valentine's Day Event' :)

  23. Thanks so much for linking your payasam to Kid's Delight - Something Sweet. Would love to have more entries from you :)
    Kavi (Edible Entertainment)


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