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Saturday, October 17, 2015

Hesaru Bele(Split Green Gram Seeds / Moong Dal) Payasa

Ingredients:
2 cups Split Green Gram seeds / Moong Dal / Hesaru Bele
3 cups fresh thick Coconut Milk
3 - 3.5 cups Jaggary
3 - 4 Cardamoms / Elakki

Recipe:
Dry roast the green gram seeds in a pan/microwave until it turns golden in colour and gives nice aroma.


Grind fresh/frozen grated coconut into smooth paste by adding little amount of water.(If it is frozen coconut, use warm water while grinding.) Squeeze the ground coconut, by placing it in a clean cotton cloth.

After this process, add around 5 cups of water to the squeezed coconut, mix well and squeeze it again and prepare the thin coconut milk.

Put the fried green gram seeds in a pressure cooker. Add around 4-5 cups of thin coconut milk or water and pressure cook.(4-5 whistles in cooker.) Once the pressure goes off, add jaggary and bring it to boil. Keep the Payasa in low flame until all the jaggary melt.

Add thick coconut milk and bring it to boil. Add mashed cardamom seeds and keep the Payasa in low flame for about 1-2 mins.

Serve hot or cold. The above mentioned ingredients will serve 12-15 cups of Payasa.

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