A traditionally known and super healthy Andhra style Kheer or dessert made with Chana Dal, Jaggery, Milk and Nuts.
3/4 cup Chana Dal / Split Bengal Gram
1 cup Jaggery, powdered
1/2 to 3/4 cup Milk
1 tbsp Dry Coconut Slices or as needed
1/2 Cardamom Powder
Cashews and Raisins as needed:- A handful of cashews and raisins
2 tbsp Ghee
Heat 1/2 tablespoon of ghee in a pan. Add chana dal and fry it for 3-4 minutes until it starts to spread its aroma.
Now pressure cook the Chana dal with 1.5 cups of water for 4 whistles. Lightly mash the cooked dal and set the mixture aside.
Combine the jaggery and 1/4 cup of water in a vessel and heat until the jaggery dissolves completely.
Add the chana dal and cardamom powder to the jaggery and let it cook for 5 minutes or until the mixture thickens.
Turn off the flame and add milk. Mix well and set aside.
Heat remaining ghee and fry the coconut pieces, cashews and raisins to a golden brown color. Pour this over the payasam and mix well. The lip-smacking payasam is ready to be served.
Adjust the amount of milk to get the desired consistency.
Do not heat the payasam after adding milk.
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