ಹೆಸರು ಬೇಳೆ ಪಾಯಸ – Moong Dal Payasa

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It is very common every 15 days during Dwadashi to prepare ಹೆಸರು ಬೇಳೆ ಪಾಯಸ – Moong Dal Payasa. The main reason being ಹೆಸರು ಬೇಳೆ – Moong Dal has a cooling effect, and you need that after fasting on Ekadashi day.

I was surprised to see that I hadn’t posted one of the most commonly prepared dishes. Anyway, since Sunday was Dwadashi, I prepared the traditional food, ಹೆಸರು ಬೇಳೆ ಪಾಯಸ – Moong Dal Payasa and ಸೊಪ್ಪಿನ ಹುಳಿ – Leafy Green Sambar, again one of the most commonly prepared Sambar during Dwadashi.

ಹೆಸರು ಬೇಳೆ ಪಾಯಸ – Moong Dal Payasa most simplest sweet dish you could ever ask for.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup ಹೆಸರು ಬೇಳೆ  – Moong Dal
  • 1 cup ಬೆಲ್ಲ  – Jaggery
  • 4-5 tsp Fresh or Dry Coconut
  • Nuts of your choice
  • Raisins, and Cardamom
  • Oil or Ghee
  • 1/2 cup Milk (optional)
  • 4-5 Cloves (optional)

Method:

  • Fry the ಹೆಸರು ಬೇಳೆ  – Moong Dal in oil or ghee.
  • I also fry the Raisins, cloves  and nuts along with the ಹೆಸರು ಬೇಳೆ  – Moong Dal.
  • Add 1 and 1/2 cup water and pressure cool for 2 whistles.
  • The ಹೆಸರು ಬೇಳೆ  – Moong Dal should still hold its shape and not be completely mushy.
  • Once the pressure cools down, add Jaggery, coconut. And add milk if you are using it.
  • Let it boil for a few minutes.
  • Finally, add cardamom.
  • Serve hot or cold.

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3 responses to this post.

  1. It is a very delicious and healthy Payasam, when I see the picture of the same, my tongue is getting water. Thanks a lot. God Rama’s favourite dish, we can make it on
    Sri Rama Navami and Telgu New Year/Tamil New Year.

    Thank you Meera for this.

    Reply

  2. Very tasty

    Reply

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