Friday, October 19, 2007
Paasi Paruppu Payasam for RCI Tamil Festivals
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