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Moong Dhal Kheer

kheer Pongal is an auspicious day for Tamilians. It is in celebration of the prosperity and good fortune that comes with the harvest and in thanks to the rain and sun for a good season.

It is celebrated on the first day of the Tamil month ‘Thai’ and today is that day! It is customary to make sweets on Pongal day and I made some Moong Dal Kheer, also called payasam to celebrate this day.

Preparation Time: 45 minutes
No of servings: 4-5

Spice Level: 0 out of 5


  • Moong dhal : 1 cup
  • Bengal gram : 2 1/2 tsp
  • Ghee : 1 tbsp
  • cashew nuts : 8
  • Raisins: few(optional)
  • Jaggery : 1/2 cup
  • Water : 1 1/2 cup
  • Milk : 1 cup

Method Of Preparation :

  1. wash the moong dhal and bengal gram and soak them in water for 10 minutes .
  2. Drain the water from the dhals and some water pressure cook them for upto 3 whistles or exactly 15 minutes.
  3. Now boil the jaagery in a cup of water and make a syrup.
  4. Add the jaggery syrup in to the moongdhal mixture and boil for 3 minutes.
  5. Heat a pan add ghee , put some cashews and raisins fry them and keep it aside.
  6. Add a cup of milk in to the the above boiling moongdhal & jaggery mixture and let it boil for another 3 minutes.
  7. Finally add the fried cashews into the boiling kheer and remove from heat.

Serve it hot or chill .


  1. Sounds a little different from the usual ‘Chakra Pongal’ that we make – There it is rice + moong dal…And no Bengal gram usually.. But looks good!

  2. Thanks for Your comments Apu. Yeah I also made sweet pongal & thats one of my favorite dishes. But I wanted to make some thing different so I tried it with bengal gram and it came out really good if I went by my hubby’s words!

  3. Looks delicious. Must have tasted good.

  4. yummy kheer shriya I love this on next day from fridge YOUR PIC LOOKS SOOO TEMPTING

  5. Thank you for visiting my blog…I am glad you did so I had a chance to visit yours 🙂 This looks tasty, I would love to try it!

  6. Wow!!Pics is awesome ….Excellent kheer….

  7. i like this payasam better the next day & cold 🙂

  8. Happy pongal!! This is my first time here and i loved it.

  9. Just followed the trail u left on my page and landed on a beautiful place 🙂 cool one 🙂 My last post was a split moong dal kheer but lil different 🙂

  10. When I was kid I use to hate this keer but nowwwww I just love this and that pic is soo tempting

  11. Thanks Daily meal .

    Yes sagari this is one of my fav too and as u said it actually will taste good if you refigerate.

    Thanks for your comments deepa.

    Yeah I too like it Shankari.

    Thanks Pooja will see you around.

    Welcome to spicytasty. Hope you like it. Thanks for your comments.

  12. Hey this is new to me, but looks really good.

  13. Just discovered your space and like it already!:-)
    I will come back later to read some more…

  14. Hi…jus landed to ur site…fab pics…awesome recipes…this is different from what we make as chakra pongal ….will try soon….


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