Wednesday, February 08, 2012

Thai Poosam Festival Special - Chana dal Payasam / Bengal gram kheer



  

Chana Dal Payasam

Chana Dal Payasam / kheer is yet another exotic payasam recipe, that tastes delicious & unique...!

It is commonly prepared in South Indian households during poojas, festivals & family functions.

Yesterday, we made this interesting dessert as  prasadam / offering for  Thai  Poosam  festival..!  

This occasion falls on the  Poosam  Natchathiram  on the full moon day of the  month  of  Thai.   In this auspicious day, special prayers are offered at Murugan & Amman temples. 

The star ingredient of this payasam is  bengal  gram dal. We know bengal gram is very high in protein & very low in glyceminc index.  This payasam tastes bit different & so yummy from the other payasam varieties as we use jaggery & coconut milk in it. 

Try this yummy dessert recipe & delight your kids..! 

Ingredients:
  • Chana dal / split bengal gram                             - 1 cup
  • Coconut grated                                                 - ¾ cup
  • Jaggery                                                            - 100 g
  • Ghee                                                                - 1 tbsp
  • Cashew nuts                                                     - 4 to 5
  • Raisins                                                             - 6
  • Cardamom pwd                                                 - a generous pinch
  • Few almonds & pistachios for garnishing
Method:
  1. Wash and soak chana dal / bengal gram in water for about 30 mins.
  2. Grate coconut to pieces.
  3. Add water and grind in mixer to smooth paste.
  4. Strain thick coconut milk out of it.
  5. Now cook  soaked chana dal in pressure cooker , till it becomes soft.
  6. Smash it and add jaggery.
  7. Keep the flame in medium and stir until the jaggery melts and blends well.
  8. Now pour the coconut milk on it and keep cooking, till it turns thick.
  9. Add ghee roasted golden cashew nuts and raisins.
  10. Also sprinkle cardamom pwd on it and blend well.
  11. Remove from flame.
  12. Transfer to serving cups with grated almonds and pistachios on top of the payasam for garnishing.
  1. Serve warm or refrigerate until chilled.
  1. It tastes lipsmacking both warm and chilled.
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·       Carrot Payasam
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·       Moong dal Payasam
·       Javvarisi Payasam  &  Aval Payasam

78 comments:

  1. Divine looking payasam...Delicious

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  2. The paysam looks delicious... I'd never heard of the festival... thanks for sharing :)

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  3. I love dal, I really love dal. Your dal looks so yummy and nice.

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  4. Looks really yumm., haven't had this payasam, on my try out list..

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  5. Delicious and yummy looking payasam.

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  6. Looks really yummy ! Love this kind of sweet dessert ;)

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  7. rhombha naana irruke jay :) reminded of my mom now!

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  8. paysam looks yumm and delicious..

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  9. such a lovely payasam recipe...hv never tried with gram dal!! looks awesome :)

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  10. Tasty payasam,love it any time.

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  11. Payasam looks yummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmy, delicious jay!!

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  12. it does sound exotic and I could hardly read all the ingredients they are almost all new to me

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  13. never tried with chana dal...payasam looks very creamy and yummy...nice presentation!

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  14. Nicely presented and looks so good !! All creamy and yummy !!

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  15. I appreciate your valued comments & suggestions..
    keep smiling..;)

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  16. yummy one..looks tempting and delicious.

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  17. delicious payasam............

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  18. Payasam looks amazingly delicious...

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  19. looks amazing jay! lovely pics!

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  20. Payasam looks delicious...

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  21. wow delicious payasam dear,well for celebreation...

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  22. payasam which is rich is protein and healthy !!! looks soo tempting..

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  23. Te ha quedado de maravilla, que pinta!!
    Un besito!
    http://janakitchen.blogspot.com

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  24. a mouth watering payassam....lovely dear

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  25. hi.. i never tried payasam...it's looks great..nyumnyum... :)

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  26. Delicious Payasam Jay, we ll presented as well :)

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  27. delicious payasam ...never tried adding coconut milk ..will try it soon

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  28. I use to make this in little different way.looks delicious.

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  29. Our landlady makes this and I just love this one so much. I asked her several times about the recipe but could never write it down. I'm so glad I found it here. Thank u so much for this.
    This looks ultimate and I know the taste is just 'wow'!

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  30. Hello Jay! Thank you for stopping by my blog. May I ask, what is chana dal?

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  31. Really like this, it looks goood!

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  32. Olá Jay,

    Parece ser delicioso e muito rico em fibras, adorei a sugestão!!!!

    Tenha um Perfeito e Abençoado dia!!!

    Um Grande \O/
    1000 Beijokinhas

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  33. Payasa..the all good dessert...yummmmmmy!

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  34. Que bueno :) Una receta festiva muy peculiar y seguro que rica Besos

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  35. This is a awesome recipe...YUMMY

    Aarthi
    http://www.yummytummyaarthi.com/

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  36. I have never tried chana dal payasam but now I can't resist trying this awesome dessert! Great sharing dear!

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  37. i love all payasam with coconut milk. this one looks so yum..never tried payasam with chana dal

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  38. mouth watering payasam !! looks wonderful !!

    Ongoing Event - CC-Dish For Loved Ones

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  39. Creamy and rich payasam..excellent preparation..yum

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  40. Exotic or not, it´s a great recipe! Regards,

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  41. Payasam looks yummy n delicious! :P

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  42. Looks delicious and yummy. Jaggery makes a wonderful ingredient into this sweet dessert.

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  43. Yes, absolutely love the channa dal payasam. The pictures are so good.

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  44. awesome presentation..n i loved it absolutely..

    http://preeti-kitchen.blogspot.in/

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  45. I love this dal, thanks for this kheer recipe....:-)

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  46. Hola Jay. Un postre exótico, algunos ingredientes si los conozco pero otros no y dudo que por aquí los haya.
    De lo que si estoy seguro es de que tiene que estar delicioso. Me hubiera gustado tomar una taza como la que presentas. Hubiera sido feliz.
    Saludos

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  47. That looks really delicious, lovely presentation:) Thanks for sharing this great recipe.

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  48. Buff, algunos ingredientes son muy novedosos para mi.
    Pero esto tiene que estar impresionante.

    Un saludo.

    Juan Carlos

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  49. Happy thai poosam! may Lord Muruga bless you the best of everything!

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  50. Awesome, love payasams and your prasadam looks tempting!

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  51. Hi Jay,
    Your fabulous food is just going to make dieting difficult for me.
    Well, what the heck, I'm gonna try them all!!

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  52. Lovely post...
    have a good weekend Jay!

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  53. Lovely post...
    have a good weekend Jay!

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  54. Drool-worthy Milk - Jaggery Dessert.Yumm!

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  55. Such a nice blog Jay, will definitely come back, saw a few recipes I would love to try. Chana dal payasam is a favorite at home, an apt reminder that I should post some sweets on my blog :-).

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  56. Thank you SO much for your sweet comments..
    happy weekend..enjoy..;)

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  57. hi Jay, i have read a lot about payasam, but have never tasted any yet.. hope to find this over here some day
    have a great week.

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  58. i wanna taste that again. i love dal.

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  59. Just mouth-watering...payasam is one of my favs anytime....looks delicious!

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  60. Oh, the Indian festival is here! That reminds me :) What a wonderful dish, Jay!
    CNY Lo Hei: Auspicious Salmon Yu Sheng :)

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  61. I have some chana dal lying around. I might try making this because it sounds so yummy!

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  62. This is one of my favorite Jay, I love yours.

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  63. This looks like a creamy tasty pudding.

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  64. Nice delicious payasam to celebrate thai poosam festival with.

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  65. Sluurp. Droooling . Love this one.

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