Moong dal Payasam (Kheer) – Lentil Pudding

Moong dal Payasam (Kheer) – Lentil Pudding


I’ve already posted a different version of Moong Dal Kheer in ST. I made little changes and tried this version. It came out really tasty. So I wanted to share it with everyone.

With the goodness from the lentils, you can make this quick dessert without the usual guilt. Moong dal is more known for the signature dish – Pongal but it can also be used to make desserts such as this Kheer.

It’s the easiest dessert which can be make it in 30 minutes.


  • Moong dal/Yellow split bean : 1 cup
  • Ghee : 3 tbsp
  • Milk : 2 cups
  • Jaggery /Unrefined sugar syrup: 1/2 cup
  • Sugar : 1/4 cup
  • Shredded coconut : 4 tbsp
  • Cashews : 8-9
  • Dry grapes : 9-10

Method of Preparation:

  1. Soak the moong dal for 15 minutes, after that drain them and keep it aside.
  2. Heat a tbsp of ghee in a pan and slightly roast the moong dal till it becomes light brown (as pictured) and remove it.
  3. And in the same pan add another tbsp of ghee and add all the dry fruits and shredded coconut and dry roast till it becomes golden brown.
  4. Now add the roasted moong dal  into pressure cooker add milk and pressure cook for 4- 5 whistle or till it becomes mashed.
  5. Remove from heat add the roasted dry fruit and coconut mixture and the jaggery (unrefined sugar) syrup (Boil the jaggery in a cup of water and make a syrup).
  6. Again let it sit in medium heat for another 4-5 minutes.
  7. Serve it hot  or chilled :-)

Moong Dal Kheer

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20 Responses to Moong dal Payasam (Kheer) – Lentil Pudding

  1. swathi April 6, 2010 at 3:41 pm #


    Moongdal kheer is absolutely delicious. I love it. Adding milk to jaggery kheer is new to me, we add only coconut milk.

  2. Sarah April 6, 2010 at 4:25 pm #

    Payasam looks awesome!!! yum yumm

  3. Deepa G Joshi April 7, 2010 at 1:52 am #

    hey payasam looks so rich and delectable..

  4. Gita Jaishankar April 7, 2010 at 10:35 am #

    Paysam looks super delicious….I usually do not roast the dhal…your version sounds good, will try this soon :)

  5. Namitha April 7, 2010 at 1:12 pm #

    awesome…I love kheer at any time

  6. Kiran April 7, 2010 at 2:06 pm #

    Moongdaal kheer looks very delicious.Picture is very tempting.Thank you for visiting my blog.

  7. Cool Lassi(e) April 7, 2010 at 2:50 pm #

    The pudding looks awesome! Love it!

  8. Shabitha Karthikeyan April 7, 2010 at 3:26 pm #

    Moong dal payasam looks YUMM..My favourite !! Thanks for visiting my blog…

  9. Ann April 7, 2010 at 9:13 pm #

    OO! Payasam looks so inviting, First time here, all your recipes looks so good, great pics too.

  10. Mallika April 7, 2010 at 9:19 pm #

    the payasam looks so good. You have a neat blog with some great recipes. Simple and elegant layout too. Good work. :)

  11. SathyaSridhar April 8, 2010 at 4:35 am #

    Shriya, thanks for stopping by in my blog got such a nice blog with nice recipes, blog looks pleasant dear. Payasam looks perfect rich n creamy, my faaaav sweet n i do this payasam for all traditional feast lunch…

  12. Vinolia April 8, 2010 at 7:40 am #

    paayaassam looks delicious !!! it’s been sometime since I did one with moong dhal; nice drink!!!

  13. aqua April 9, 2010 at 11:31 pm #

    That is one gorgeous picture! Payasam looks absolutely droolicious, my daughter would love this!

  14. Chitra April 12, 2010 at 4:01 pm #

    this looks delicious. i love how indian desserts incorporate lentils.

  15. Sirisha Prasad April 13, 2010 at 2:42 pm #

    Hi Priya ,

    Very nice blogs.Pictures are tempting me to cook.
    I was wondering if you ever tried cooking Indian recipes with American vegetables such as asparagus, celery,zucchini, artichokes etc.If you do please let us know.

  16. Preeti May 6, 2010 at 3:03 pm #

    Looks delicious!!!!…loved the recipe

  17. Murali January 28, 2011 at 3:19 pm #

    you haven’t mentioned when to add the 1/4 cup of sugar

  18. Murali February 1, 2011 at 12:15 am #

    i made this a few days back and it was delicious, i felt it didn’t need sugar as the jaggery gave it enough sweetness.

  19. babita April 25, 2011 at 6:05 am #

    payasam was looking delicious ….so thought of giving a try…..
    it has come out really well ..i didnt put sugar as the jagerry was sweet enough…its absolutely worth trying!!!!
    my family loved it.
    needles to say ur picture tempted me to try out this payasam…..


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