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Channa Dal Payasam
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Channa Dal Payasam | Kadalai Parupu Payasam | Parupu Pradhaman

Channa Dal Payasam or Pradhaman is a traditional onam Sadhay Recipe. It is prepared with Jageery , Channa Dal and Coconut Milk.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Kerala
Servings: 4
Author: sharmila kingsly

Standard 1 cup measures 240 ml


  • cup Channa Dal
  • ½ cup Jaggery
  • ½ cup Thin Coconut Milk
  • ¼ cup Thick Coconut Milk
  • 2 tsp Ghee
  • 10 Cashew nuts
  • 6 Raisins
  • ½ tsp Elachi/Cardamom powder


  • In a pan add in water and then Jaggery allow it to cook till the jaggery is completely dissolved.
  • Strain the jaggery water to remove the impurities and the boil the jaggery water till it becomes slightly thick and set aside.
  • In a Pan add in the ghee once it melts add in the cashew nuts and raisins roast till the raisins plump up and cashew nuts turn golden brown. Remove them from the pan and set it aside.
  • Dry roast the channa dal until you get a nice aroma .Pressure cook the roasted channa dal by adding water till the immersing level for about 5 whistles or till the dal is cooked completely.
  • Once the pressure is completely released open the cooker and mash the dal completely. Add little water if required. In a pan now add in the mashed dal and the prepared jaggery syrup.
  • Add in the thin coconut milk and cook for 5 mins, Add in the cardamom powder.
  • Let the Payasam comes to a thick consistency. Now give everything a good mix add in the thick coconut milk and the ghee fired cashew nuts and raisins and switch off the flame. Tasty Channa Dal Payasam is now ready to be served.


· Serve as a dessert after meal.
· Don’t add more water for cooking the channa dal the payasam will be runny in that case.Add only the required water to cook the channa dal ·
Instead of dry roasting the channa dal you can also soak the channa dal for about 2 hours and directly pressure cook.
Keyword Channa Dal Payasam, Kadalai Parupu Payasam, Parupu Pradhaman
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