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Payatham Paruppu Payasam (Green Gram Kheer)

Payatham_Paruppu_Payasam_1 Payatham paruppu (split green gram) is widely used in south Indian Poriyals and Kootus. It has medicinal value as it cures mouth ulcers. It is also used as face pack  for skin conditioning. I have prepared payasam with jaggery and it is a traditional  ‘neivethdiyam’ to goddess in my family during Navarathri (Durga Puja). This payasam is prepared during other festivals also. It is good to take after fasting to keep the stomach cool. After eating this, you feel light when compared to other dals.

Serves: 4

Cooking time: 25 minutes approximately

Ingredients Payatham_Paruppu_Payasam_2

  • Payatham paruppu (split green gram) – ½ cup
  • Powdered jaggery – ½ cup
  • Milk – ½ cup
  • Ghee – ½ tea spoon
  • Cardamom – 4 no
  • Cashew nut and raisins – few


Step 1

  • Dry roast green gram till red or till you sense the aroma; powder cardamom and fry cashew nut and raisins in ghee; pressure cook green gram to soft consistency (two whistles will do); boil powdered jaggery with ½ cup water for 2 minutes or till raw smell goes.

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Step 2

  • Mash cooked green gram; in a pan take mashed green gram, filter and add boiled jaggery; bring to boil and keep for 2 minutes; add cardamom powder, milk and keep it for few seconds; adjust consistency as per your requirement; add roasted cashew nut and raisins.

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  • Serve hot or chilled.



  • Fresh coconut milk can be used in lieu of milk.

This post is part of the event ‘WYF: Festive Treat‘ organised by Simple Indian Food.

{ 6 comments… add one }

  • Priya September 22, 2009, 1:19 pm

    Droolworthy paayasam, just love it..

  • EC September 22, 2009, 3:03 pm

    Wow..it looks so tempting..thanks for this delicious payasam for the event

  • imma June 10, 2010, 12:16 am

    Hello Madame
    I tried ur payasam it turned out so good and i am gonna all ur recipes
    Today i was browsing for paruppu payasam and i saw ur recipe
    immediately tried ur recipe its worth mentioning it was superb.

  • Jaya August 24, 2010, 7:01 pm

    I tried the recipe with coconut milk and it tasted yummy.

  • Devi March 29, 2011, 10:56 am

    Hi ,
    I tried your recipe and it was just awesome.Thanks for sharing.

  • gomathi August 7, 2012, 4:04 pm

    It is easy to undrestand with photos. even learners can prepare this item deliciouly

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