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Dal Payasam | Kadala Parippu Payasam

Dal Payasam or Kadala Parippu Payasam is a payasam from Kerala made with chaana dal and coconut milk and is perfect for your Onam Sadya!
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 2 hrs 45 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine kerala


  • 1/2 cup channa dal
  • 1 cup jaggery grated
  • 4 cups coconut milk
  • 1 tsp cardamom powder
  • pinch ginger powder
  • 2 tsps ghee
  • 20 - 25 cashew
  • handful raisins


  • Soak channa dal in water for 2 hours. Rinse and boil in a pressure cooker along with 2-3 cups of water. We want it just boiled and not too mushy.
  • When it is cool, add melted jaggery and bring to a boil. Simmer for about 5 minutes.
  • Add coconut milk and simmer till the pyasam is little thick.
  • In a small tadka pan, heat ghee and roast cashew and raisin till brown. (if you are making a vegan version, roast the nuts in coconut oil)
  • Pour it in the paysaam and serve warm or cold.


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