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Moong Dal Payasam By Chef Kunal Kapur

Moong Dal Payasam

Also known as - Paruppu Payasam

Paruppu Payasam or Moong Dal Payasam is a dessert made from yellow lentils. Chef Kunal Kapur brings the recipe of this yummy, sweet dish to your kitchen.
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Cooking Time

10 Min

Meal Type


Preparation Time

10-15 Min



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  • For Moong Dal Payasam

    • 1 cup yellow lentils

    • 1 tbsp ghee

    • water as required

    • 1 cup jaggery

    • 1 tsp green cardamom powder

    • 1/2 cup coconut milk

    • 1 tsp ghee

    • 2-3 tbsp chopped mixed dry fruits


  1. 1

    In a pan dry roast 1 cup of yellow lentils (moong dal).
  2. 2

    Add 1 tbsp ghee and let it roast for a minute.
  3. 3

    Add water as required, cover the pan and let the moong dal boil until completely cooked.
  4. 4

    In another pan, add some water and add 1 cup of jaggery to it.
  5. 5

    Stir and dissolve the jaggery until it melts and filter it.
  6. 6

    Add the prepared jaggery syrup, 1 tsp green cardamom powder, 1/2 cup coconut milk into cooked moong dal and mix it well.
  7. 7

    In another pan, add 1 tsp ghee, chopped dry fruits and give it a light roast on low flame. Add the roasted dry fruits to the moong dal and mix it well.
  8. 8

    Garnish it with dry fruits. Moong dal payasam is now ready to serve.

Paruppu Payasam is a must during a lot of festivals in entire South India. It is made from yellow lentils (moong dal). 

Ayurveda suggests that the versatile Moong Dal should be a part of our everyday meals as it is loaded with iron and aids in growth. Moong dal in Sanskrit is called Mugdha meaning something that brings happiness; so that may be the reason our ancestors made sure that this versatile lentil was added to our food seamlessly.

Paruppu Payasam is a creamy, delicious dessert that is rich in proteins, vitamins and fibre.

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