Friday, August 20, 2010

Lentil Pudding ( Moong Dal Payasam)

''If you like to try out an easy Indian pudding this recipe is ideal. I didnt use gee as i dont like the taste that much but i substituted it with butter. Also served in small portions as this healthy dessert is very rich.''

Serve 6


Moong dal/Yellow split bean : 1 cup
Butter 2 tbsp
Milk : 4 cups
Jaggery /Unrefined sugar 1/4 cup
Sugar : 1/4 cup
Coconut grated : 4 tbsp
Cashews : 8-9
Dry grapes : 9-10

Method of Preparation:
Wash the moong dal well and soak it for about 15 minutes, after that drain them and keep it aside.
Heat a tbsp of butter in a pan and slightly roast the moong dal till it becomes light brown and remove it.
And in the same pan add another tbsp of butter and add all the dry fruits and shredded coconut and dry roast till it becomes golden brown.
Make jaggery syrup by boiling the jagerry and sugar with a cup of water.

Now add the roasted moong dal into pressure cooker add 2 and 1/2 cups of milk and pressure cook for 4- 5 whistle or till it becomes mashed.
Remove from heat add the roasted dry fruit and coconut mixture and the jaggery syrup and remaining milk.

Again let it sit in medium heat for another 4-5 minutes.
Serve it hot.

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