Dipta's Moong Dal Payasam

Payasam is a dish that is usually made for festivals or on special occasions. Moong Dal Payasam happens to be one of my husband's favorite dishes. This payasam is a South Indian speciality. Thanks Dipta for this recipe. Its easy to make and very delicious. Enjoy! 

Serves: 4
1 cup moong dal
3/4 cup jaggery
1/2 tsp crushed cardamom
Water (as needed)

1. Heat a pan on medium heat.
2. Dry roast moong dal until golden and remove from heat.
3. In a pressure cooker add moong dal and just enough water to cover the moong dal (1 1/2 cups). 
4. In a pot add jaggery and 1/2 cup water (as needed) until the water covers the jaggery heat and stir until melted. Tip: Syrup has to be a sticky consistency. 
5. Add Jaggery syrup to pressure cooked moong dal and mix well in low heat. 
6. Add cardamom powder and mix well. 
7. Take a shallow pan and heat. 
8. Add ghee and when hot add raisins and add to payasam. Serve hot!


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