Hesarukalu payasa / greengram payasa

Hesarukalu payasa / greengram payasa

Ingredients : 1 cup = 250 ml
  • Green gram / hesaru kalu - 3/4 cup
  • Jaggery / Sugar - 1.5 cup (depending upon your sweet level)
  • Ghee - 1 to 2 table spoons
  • Coconut milk - 3 cups (grind 1 cup of grated coconut)
  • Cardamom - 2
  • Dry fruits - few raisins, cashews etc
  • Salt - a pinch
Time : 40 to 45 minutes

Servings : 4

Method :

Step 1. Cook green gram in a pressure cooker. By adding triple amount of water for cooking. Here I added 3 cups of water for 3/4 cup of green gram.

After 10 whistles

Step 2: Grate coconut, grind it with sufficient water along with one cardamom.

 Step 3: Extract coconut milk using drainer.

Coconut milk extracted

Step 4: Add ghee in a thick botommed vessel and roast cooked greengram (half part to 3/4th part) for a minute or so on LOW flame.

Step 4: Grind the remaining part of cooked greengram with some water.

Step 5: Add extracted coconut milk, ground greengram, jaggery to roasted greengram vessel. Boil well.


Step 6: Roast dry fruits of your choice and add it to payasa.

Step 7: Enjoy payasa.

I have heard about roasting greengram for aroma from Ashatge. Thanks to her. Here is a video of the same recipe with additional comments :)

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