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Hesaru Bele Gasagase Payasa | Moongdal Kaskas Payasam

A traditional and healthy dessert made out of lentils and Poppy Seeds 
Course Dessert
Cuisine Indian
Keyword Gluten Free, South Indian
Prep Time 7 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 37 minutes
Servings 6 People
Calories 193kcal
Author Muktha H S


  • Cup Split yellow Moong dal
  • 1 tablespoon Raw Rice
  • 2 tablespoon Kaskas/Gasagase/Poppy Seeds
  • ¼ cup coconut
  • ⅔ - ¾ cup Organic powdered Jaggery or as required
  • 2 no Green Cardamom seeds
  • ½ Tsp Dry ginger
  • 1 tablespoon Ghee/Clarified Butter
  • 2 tablespoon Fried Cashews and Raisins
  • 3 -3.5 Cups Water,as required to adjust consistency


  • Dry roast 1 tablespoon of raw rice on a iron griddle till golden brown and keep it aside.
  • On the same griddle,Dry roast 2 tablespoon of Kaskas/gasaase and set aside in a bowl.
  • Place both dry roasted rice and poppy seeds in a bowl.
  • Add ¼ 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 teaspoon 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 .


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


Calories: 193kcal