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Kadalai Paruppu Payasam | Chana Dal Kheer

Kadalai Paruppu (Chana dal) Payasam is prepared with chana dal, jaggery, coconut and cashew nuts. There are several jaggery based payasam dishes in Tamil Nadu. Moong dal payasam, chana dal payasam, rice payasam are the most popular payasam dishes. I learnt this payasam from my Chithi. All the ingredients are handy and you can prepare this delicious payasam within 20 minutes. We will see some important tips for this payasam.

1. How to cook the dal
Cooking the chana dal correctly is the most important step in this dish. You have to dry roast the chana dal in a pan for a few minutes and then pressure cook for 3 to 5 whistles. Do not overcook the chana dal then the payasam turns thick. After cooking the dals, you have to gently mash the dal and then add it to the jaggery syrup. If the chana dal is not properly cooked, then the dals won't blend with the jaggery and the coconut paste. 2. Preparing the coconut paste
I recommend fresh grated coconut for grinding the paste. The grated coconu…
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