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Thursday, May 19, 2011

Kandipappu Payasam ~ Toordal Kheer


Today is the day 4 of this marathon and here I am with a simple and yummy kheer. The inspiration behind it has been my mother's delicious polis with a sweetened toor dal stuffing. And of course the two classic South Indian payasams / kheers made with chana dal and moong dal. I assure that it tastes equally delicious.
If a creamy kheer is preferred, the dal can be cooked until mushy or the cooked dal can be pureed. Or if you prefer some texture, cook toor dal until soft but not mushy. I usually cook dal just until done and mash half of it so that I end up with a kheer with some texture besides being creamy.
The color of the kheer depends upon the jaggery used and mine was pale yellow. Traditionally, no food color is added in kheer preparations. Though I don't add or recommend it, a pinch of yellow food color may make it appealing to kids.

Ingredients:
Cooked toordal / pigeon peas - 1/4 cup
Milk 1 cup
Jaggery - 1/2 cup
Cardamom powder - 1/2 tsp
1 Tbsp each - ghee, raisins and cashews

Method:
* Heat the ghee in a pan and toast the raisins and cashews. Keep them aside.
* To the same pan add the cooked dal, jaggery powder and milk. Bring the milk to a boil and lower the heat. Cook until the jaggery melts. Add the cardamom powder and the toasted garnishes and stir well. Turn off the heat.
* Serve warm.

Note:  Usually the jaggery I use doesn't curdle milk and so I boil the milk and jaggery together. If this method is not preferred, then the jaggery can be added to the dal and cooked just until it melts. Turn off the stove and stir in boiled and cooled milk.

This is going to be an entry to CWW - Toordal, an event that is going on at my place now.


And check what the other marathoners are cooking today in blogging marathon #5
Curry in a hurry under 30 min: Priya Suresh, Srivalli, Usha
Seven Days of Colorful Dishes Kid's Special: Vardhini
Seven Days of Indian Sweets: HariniVeena & Me
Seven Days of Regional Specials: Aarthi, Kalyani, Pavani, Shylaja
Summer Coolers: PJVaishali
Under 15 mins Quick Breakfast: Sushma Pinjala

Comments

20 comments:

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

Love all your kheer recipes Suma, this is very innovative. kandi pappu in kheer is very unusual :)

Prathibha said...

I just love poornam wid toor dal and I consume more of that than holige,but kheer wid toor dal?? never thought of it..interesting!!

Kalyani said...

Its a new kheer to me ... Nice innovative idea ... Looks tempting ...

kitchen queen said...

delicious and lovely kheer.

Aarthi said...

healthy dish...yummy

Priya said...

Delicious and wonderful looking kheer, irresistible..

harini-jaya said...

Kandipappu Payasam welcome anytime!! As you said chana dal, moong dal kheers are more popular than toordal.

Santosh Bangar said...

innovative recipe looking so inviting

sushma said...

Wow I love this kheer

Vardhini said...

I have never used toor dal in a sweet dish .. looks so yummy and colorful.

Vardhini
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Krithi's Kitchen said...

Toor dal kheer sounds good.. good one!
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Sobha Shyam said...

lovely payasam..new to me..pass me the glass :)

Premalatha Aravindhan said...

Very tempting Payasam,luv the cute presentation...

vaishali sabnani said...

Kheer with a daal is surely unque for me..looks wonderful!!

Pavani said...

That's an unusual payasam. Looks delicious though.

Nitha said...

Payasam with toor dal is new to me.. looks delicious..

SouthIndianHome said...

Nice innovative kheer.Looks delicious
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veena krishnakumar said...

Never knew that toor dhal could be used in Payasam...looks very inviting:-)

Apu said...

Kheer looks so yummy!!

Usha said...

Never tried or tasted kandi pappu payasam