Moong Dal Kaskas Payasam is a delicious and a healthy dessert made with moong dal , poppy seeds , coconut and jaggery. Payasa or Payasam is a semi liquid dessert made with Jaggery . Payasa/Payasam is also referred as a South Indian Kheer made with Jaggery. As per my understanding , for Payasam, Jaggery is used as sweetner and not Sugar. Though many varieties of Payasam are done , this one is my all time favourite.

Moong Dal Kaskas Payasam

Memories: Moong Dal Kaskas Payasam is a part of celebrations during Sankranti festival . At my home , Mom used to prepare this on Saturday’s during Shravan Masa . As during Shravana masa , every saturday mom used to make some delicious sweets. Saturday’s were half day at school and as soon as we were back from school , we used to get really delicious food at home , Nostalgic .

Benefits : Yellow split moong dal is easy to digest , nutritious and light on stomach . Adding Roasted Poppy seeds and raw rice to Payasam , improves the texture and flavour of the desert . Also adding jaggery as sweetner , keep us warm. Addition of Poppy Seeds , makes you to get a good sound sleep. So next time for lack of sleep , try adding poppy seeds in your food as it improves the quality , duration and tranquility of sleep.

Also I have shared few Diet friendly Indian sweets on blog like : Godhi Halbai | Wheat Coconut Milk Pudding , Dates Figs Roll , Dates Kheer ,Dates Halwa, Millet Carrot Kheer ,Til Glu Ladoo

RECIPE CARD FOR MOONG DAL KASKAS PAYASAM

Hesaru Bele Gasagase Payasa | Moongdal Kaskas Payasam

A traditional and healthy dessert made out of lentils and Poppy Seeds 
Prep Time7 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time37 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: Gluten Free, South Indian
Servings: 6 People
Calories: 193kcal
Author: Muktha H S

Ingredients

  • 1/3 Cup Split yellow Moong dal
  • 1 Tbsp Raw Rice
  • 2 Tbsp Kaskas/Gasagase/Poppy Seeds
  • 1/4 cup coconut
  • 2/3 - 3/4 cup Organic powdered Jaggery or as required
  • 2 no Green Cardamom seeds
  • 1/2 Tsp Dry ginger
  • 1 Tbsp Ghee/Clarified Butter
  • 2 Tbsp Fried Cashews and Raisins
  • 3 -3.5 Cups Water,as required to adjust consistency

Instructions

  • Dry roast 1 tbsp of raw rice on a iron griddle till golden brown and keep it aside.
  • On the same griddle,Dry roast 2 Tbsp of Kaskas/gasaase and set aside in a bowl.
  • Place both dry roasted rice and poppy seeds in a bowl.
  • Add 1/4 cup of warm water to it and soak it for about 15 minutes.
  • Rinse and wash Split Moong dal , soak for 10 minutes,drain water and set aside.
  • In a pressure cooker, add 1 tsp of Ghee/clarified butter and roast soaked moong dal on low heat for 5 minutes, till you get nice aroma.
  • Add 1 cup of water and pressure cook for 1 whistle.
  • Whilst, add fresh coconut , soaked rice ,poppy seeds ,cardamom and dry ginger in a blender/mixer and blend to fine paste .
  • Allow pressure to settle on its own, dal need not be completely mashed ,it just needs to be cooked.
  • Add the blended poppy seeds paste into cooked dal , add 2.5-3 cups of water.
  • Add powdered jaggery ,mix well everything.
  • Bring it to boil, finally add fried raisins and cashews ,mix well everything and serve hot or warm ,topped with chopped nuts .

Notes

  • Payasa will be of semi liquid consistency neither thick nor thin, but you can adjust water as per your preferences .
 

Step by Step Directions on making of Moong dal Kaskas Payasam:

Dry roast 1 tbsp of raw rice on a iron griddle till  golden brown and keep it aside.  

Moong Dal Kaskas Payasam         

On the same griddle,Dry roast 2 Tbsp of Kaskas/gasaase and set aside in a bowl.

Moong Dal Kaskas Payasam

Place both dry roasted rice and poppy seeds in a bowl.

Moong Dal Kaskas Payasam

Add 1/4 cup of warm water to it and soak  it for about 15 minutes.

Moong Dal Kaskas Payasam

Rinse and wash Split Moong dal , soak for 10 minutes,drain water and set aside.

Moong Dal Kaskas Payasam

In a pressure cooker, add 1 tsp of Ghee/clarified butter and roast soaked moong dal on low heat for 5 minutes.

Moong Dal Kaskas Payasam

Saute moong dal on low heat till you get nice aroma,add 1 cup of water.

Moong Dal Kaskas Payasam

Pressure cook for 1 whistle ,once pressure settles on its own.Dal need  not be mashed , it just needs to be well cooked. 

Moong Dal Kaskas Payasam

Whilst, add fresh coconut , soaked rice ,poppy seeds ,cardamom and dry ginger in a blender/mixer and blend to fine paste .

Moong Dal Kaskas Payasam

Add the blended poppy seeds paste into cooked dal , add 3.5-4 cups of water.

Moong Dal Kaskas Payasam

Add powdered jaggery ,mix well everything.

Moong Dal Kaskas Payasam

Once it comes to boil, it starts to thicken ,adjust the consistency by adding water ,if required.Then finally add fried raisins and cashews  ,mix well everything and serve hot or warm ,topped with chopped nuts .

Moong Dal Kaskas Payasam

moong dal kakkas payasam
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