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.
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
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!
Serve hot or cold as dessert.
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!
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!
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