Friday, October 19, 2007

Paasi Paruppu Payasam for RCI Tamil Festivals

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Viji of Vcuisine is hosting RCI this month and the Theme is Tamil Festivals. Well my husband being a Tamilian and I living in Chennai(Madras), Tamil Nadu, for more than 4 years, have some knowledge of Tamil dishes. Mostly the snacks and desserts, that are prepared during the Tamil festivals, because in India during festival season it is customary to distribute sweets and Savouries to nieghbours. I, being a Christian the only Festivals celebrated is Easter and Christmas. And these are not Tamil festivals, though Tamil Christians also celebrate only these. So I don't think I can do write up on any Tamil festivals but I can post one of the Desserts that is popularly made for Tamil festivals- Paasi Paruppu Payasm.

Paasi Parupu in Tamil means Moong Dhall. As I metioned earlier, I got to taste this when our neighbours gave this to me whenever they made this for the Tamil festivals. So I got the recipe from them. There could be minor variations.
This is one easy yummy dessert..
All you have to do is to pressure cook Moong Dhall and add Jaggery syrup to it. For flavour the campanion for the Indian sweets (Guess What?) your right, The beautiful flavoured Spice " Cardamom". Garnish with fried Cashew and Raisins in ghee. Serve warm.

For detailed recipe click here.

This is my entry for RCI Tamil Festivals

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32 comments:

Dhivya Karthik said...

You have arranged it so beautifully :) luks delicious

Sreelu said...

Beautiful color, looks great !!

Sreelu said...

Beautiful color, looks great !!

Sirisha Kilambi said...

Rina....What a beautiful entry.....The color is rich....absolutely loved it dear :-)

Tee said...

The color of the payasam is so bright and inviting! Great entry Rina! :)

Rina said...

Thanks all, for your lovely notes.

Padma said...

Payasam looks so vibrant and colorful, tasted this moong dal payasam and I thought u garnished with cranberries, your raisins are so pink in color. Great entry!

Asha said...

Beautiful photo. I love Moong dal payasa!:))

Rina said...

Padma and Asha, good that you'll like the Payasam.

Rajitha said...

the payasam looks great..it is so easy...

Rina said...

Rajitha, thanks. Yes this is one easy dessert.

Laavanya said...

What a beautiful color for the payasam... looks so good. My husband's favorite is paasi paruppu payasam.

Rina said...

Lavanya, thanks. Sure this payasam is fav for many.

Mansi Desai said...

Wow Rina..looks nice..I love payasam, though I've never made it at home..but my bhabhi is tamil, so I get to eat these treats!

indosungod said...

Rina, you are right as a kid no festival was complete without paasi paruppu payasam and my ammayee(mom's mom) the best ever.

Suganya said...

I appreciate your interest in learning recipes beyond our families, Rina. Paaysam looks great!

Rina said...

Indo, I know who else can do these treats better than our GMs.

Suganya, Once a dish taste good, you've got to get the recipe.

Thanks both for your comments

Vcuisine said...

Rina, i have no words to appreciate your interest. Thank you so much for your support to this event. The payasam looks great as you said it is so rich in color and the way you presented it. Thanks dear. Have a good day. Viji

Roopa said...

wow Rina, the payasa looks great and what a color. nice entry :)

Rina said...

Viji, you are welcome

Roopa, thanks for visiting.

Happy cook said...

Wow love parippu payasam. I would love to have a whole glass yummmmmm

Rina said...

Happy, please go ahead.

Red Chillies said...

Rina, what a lovely payasam. The color and texture is very good.

Sig said...

Wow Rina, I love this payasam, and yours look absolutely fab, great colors!

Rina said...

Red chillies, thank you

Sig, glad you too like this payasam.

bee said...

no milk, no coconut milk? this is unusual. i love paruppu payasam. thanks for the recipe.

A kitchen scientist & a white rat hubby!!! said...

your dish colours are just fab, Rina!!!

Bharathy said...

I really appreciate you for taking part in a Tamil festival.Being a true Christian this quality is a rare to be found!!!:D
God bless..:)

Payasam looks so divine rina:)

Rina said...

Bee, I've never used coconut milk in this payasam. Yes Oridinary milk optionally.

Kitchen and Bharathy thanks for being here.

Cynthia said...

Rina, I love that your food and drinks are always so vibrantly colourful.

Rina said...

Cynthia, Thank you.

TBC said...

Parippu(moong dal )payasam is one of my favorite payasams. We usually add milk/coconut milk & the payasam is also slightly brown in color. Your version is a little different and looks lovely.