Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Paruppu payasam

Wish you all a very happy and prosperous Pongal / Sankaranthi festival!

I am eager to post something sweet for this sweet Pongal and here comes my paruppu payasam for you all.

I make many kinds of payasams (kheer) and I am sure most of my readers may very well know about my sweet-tooth:) . On top of the list this simple paruppu payaasam always holds a great place in my festive lunch because of my hubby. I too love this very much because of its simple ingredients.



Ingredients:
Green gram dhal (paasi paruppu) - 3/4 cup
jaggery - 1.5 cup (crushed)
shredded coconut - 1/2 cup
(mildly tender coconut will taste great in this payasam)
cardamom - 3
ghee - 1 tbsp
raisin - 5
cashew nut - 10

Directions:
Wash and clean the dhal. Pressure cook the green gram dhal with 2 cups of water for 2 whistles and mash it coarsely using the back of a spatula.

Heat another pan with 2 cups of water and add jaggery.
After the jaggery gets dissolved, distill the clear jaggery solution and discard the sediments.

Add the jaggery solution to the mashed dhal along with shredded coconut and let it come to a boil.

Crush the cardamom and add the seeds to the kheer.

Heat a frying pan with 1 tbsp ghee.
Roast the cashews to golden brown and raisins till they puff. Pour it into the kheer.
Switch off the stove.

Paruppu payasam is ready!

Serving suggestion:
Serve hot or cold as dessert.

Event:

My friend Shama of Easy2cook recipes is hosting a pretty event called Christmas Party-09 event and I am sending my Christmas cum New year dishes to hers.

Here is our simple New year lunch, which I am sending for Shama's. The New Year came on a Friday this year and we had a vegetarian south Indian meal for the lunch.
The menu was plain rice, ketti paruppu (dhal), Arachi vitta sambar, Aviyal, Ennai kathirikkai (stuffed brinjal), pickle, pappad, curd and paruppu payasam.



My another entry is the Christmas fruit cake.


Hope it suits the event. Happy hosting dear!


Award:


My friend , Faiza Ali of Faiza Ali's Kitchen has presented me this lovely award. She is a very innovative person and I admire her skills on appreciating International food. Especially I like her perfect Black forest cake and the delicious Bakhlava very much. Every woman loves this word beautiful and I feel so honored to get this 'Beautiful blogger' award from her. Thanks Faiza. This means a lot to me and you have inspired me much by this.



I could not pick a few from you , as all of you are awesome and unique in a special way. Anyways I have to share them with a few and so I am passing it to the following friends.

Sarah of Vazhayila.
Sanghi of Sanghi's Food delights.
Aysha of Life Today.
Vrinda of Sankeerthanam.
Padma of Padma's recipes.
Rina of Rina's recipes.
And to all of my blogger friends who leave a comment here:)

Happy Pongal my friends and Enjoy blogging!

You may also like my:
Pongal aviyal
Sarkarai Pongal
Venn Pongal

32 comments:

Mangala Bhat said...

wow!love it!

prasu said...

Happy pongal dear........yummy yumm payasam...congrats on the awards dear.

Padma said...

Happy Pongal/Sankranthi to you too Viki. Paruppu payasam looks very tempting. Long time since I had made them. Nice entries for the event. Congrats on your award and thanks so much for sharing it with me.

Anu said...

wow yummy payasam.. Happy pongal dear..

Sailaja Damodaran said...

Very tempting

sowmya.s said...

yummy payasam..happy pongal..

Rina said...

Luv parupu payasam Viki...and Thanx for the award dear..

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

Happy Pongal and yummy payasam....

Sushma Mallya said...

payasam looks yummy and perfect for pongal....wish you and your family a very happy pongal

Nandini said...

Happy pongal dear!
Paruppu payasam looks awesome!
Nice feast also.

ann said...

Happy Pongal to you Dear..dont forget to send some payasam here..

Poornima Nair said...

Great dish to celebrate Pongal...looks yumm!

Tina said...

My all time fav payasam..Looks yummy yummy...

Priya said...

Delicious paruppu payasam,my fav sweet..happy pongal wishes to u..

Aruna Devi said...

Nice Kheer.....Wish u Happy pongal...

Balakrishna Saraswathy said...

Very delicious simply delicious Viki

Sarah Naveen said...

Happy Pongal dea..!!!
Payasam looks superb da..My DH"S fav..
Congrats on the award and thanx a lot for sharing it with me...

Akal's Saappadu said...

paruppu Payaassam supera irukku Vicky!!

Congratulations for the award and Happy Pongal to you too!

Asha said...

Happy Pongal Viki. Looks like a great list of good food and happiness. God bless.

Vrinda said...

happy pongal to u and family..Yummy and my fav payasam,Congrtas on ur awards and thanx for thinking of me....

Malar Gandhi said...

Paruppu payasam luks delish, congrats on the award.:)

kitchen queen said...

The paruppu payasam looks very delicious and wholesome.

Gita said...

Happy Pongal dear!!! everything looks lovely da from the cake to the yummy platter...so delicious :)

Jisha said...

wow...yummmy.

Katherine Jenkins said...

Thank you so much for commenting on my blog: Lessons from the Monk I Married. Wow, I'm also so happy to find your blog...it's looks delicious and I am so very hungry right now! I want to try and cook the food on your blog for my husband who is from Korea, but loves Indian food! I am following you now!

Cham said...

Happy Pongal Vikki! Delicious payasam!

kitchen queen said...

Hi dear I have an award waiting for u in my blog.you can collect it.

Faiza Ali said...

Happy Pongal to you and your family. The payasam looks mouthwatering and I am drooling looking at it.. Congrats you you well deserved award dear and thanks so much for the lovely words you have written for me(blushing)...I am flattered :) You are too kind and really a beautiful blogger.

suvaiyaana suvai said...

payasam tempting

Aux délices des gourmets said...

ça doit être délicieux bravo
bonne journée

Gulmohar said...

Delicious payasam..hope you had a great Pongal..I too have posted a payasam, but it's semiya :-) Congrats on the award !!

Jaleela said...

Happy pongal viki

thali saappaadu, paayasam, mm mmmellam arumai, ippavee oru full kaddu kaddanum pool irukku viki