Parippu Payasam – Traditional dessert

‘Parippu payasam’ also called as ‘Dal payasam’ or ‘sharkara pradhaman’ is a very delicious dessert made during festivals and is served as part of the sadya. This is made using yellow split mung beans, jaggery (molasses) and coconut milk . The highlight of the dish is the coconut milk that is used, and it is best to use the coconut milk  extracted using the fresh or frozen grated coconut .Using the canned coconut milk will not give the authentic taste. It also has to be extracted three times to get different consistencies of the coconut milk ,which is used in the  various stages of the dish preparation.


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Parippu payasam-Traditional dessert

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Its preferable to use darker jaggery to get a nice dark brown color.


  • 2 cups of split yellow moong dal
  • 2 cups grated coconut
  • 2 cups jaggery
  • 3/4 cups of coconut bits
  • 10-12 cashews
  • 10-12 raisins
  • 5-6 cardamoms


To extract the coconut milk

  1. Take 2 cups of grated coconut and 1 cup of warm water and blend it in a blender
  2. Strain the contents in a strainer and the extract called the first milk  can be strained into a bowl which is quite thick.
  3. Next take the coconut from the strainer add  a cup water and blend again.
  4. Strain the contents again and extract the second milk into another bowl which is little thinner than the first milk.
  5. Repeat this process and extract the third milk into another bowl, this is the most diluted milk compared to the other two extractions.
  6. Keep all of it aside and ready before the dish preparation.

Payasam Preparation

  1. Dry roast the split yellow moong dal beans in a pan till you get a nice brown color.
  2. Once roasted , cook it with a cup of water and the third coconut milk extracted either in a pressure cooker or in a deep bottomed vessel.
  3. When it is half cooked ,add jaggery with  a pinch of salt.
  4. Next add the second coconut milk extracted.
  5. Cook for about 10 -15 minutes till it is almost well cooked.
  6.  Next add the powdered cardamom seeds.
  7. Finally add the first extracted coconut milk which is thick and creamy.
  8. Heat for another 2 minutes and switch off the flame.
  9. Take 2 – 3 tsp ghee and fry the coconut pieces, cashews and raisins
  10. Add it to the payasam
  11. Parippu payasam is ready to be served. Enjoy 🙂

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  • Reply
    May 17, 2017 at 11:09 am

    I have had this dessert in delhi once. I loved it. Looks yummy.

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      May 17, 2017 at 11:11 am

      Thanks Pooja, it’s one of my favorites as well! happy to hear you like it!

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    May 17, 2017 at 11:59 am

    Love this coconut milk payasam!

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      May 17, 2017 at 12:15 pm

      Thank you so much Megala!

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    May 17, 2017 at 12:25 pm

    I like this kheer too. It is yummy.

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      May 17, 2017 at 12:33 pm

      That’s awesome, the combination of flavors of the dal , coconut milk and jaggery is delicious.Thank you Meena!

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    May 17, 2017 at 4:50 pm

    Payasam looks so delicious! Literally mouthwatering recipe! Love it, it’s my favorite❣️

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      May 17, 2017 at 7:04 pm

      Thank you so much Latha, happy to hear it is your favorite as well.

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    Anshu Agarwal
    May 17, 2017 at 5:44 pm

    It is looking mouthwatering…I never heard of it..but it is a very interesting recipe..Thanks for sharing..will try it definitely..

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      May 17, 2017 at 7:05 pm

      Thank you so much Anshu! I would love to hear how it turned out 🙂

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        Anshu Agarwal
        May 17, 2017 at 7:13 pm

        Ya definitely i will tell you how it came..

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    Lavs Raj
    May 18, 2017 at 1:16 am

    I simply love this! My favourite.. your post has triggered my cravings.. making it tomorrow 😀

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      May 18, 2017 at 8:43 am

      Happy to hear that, Thank you so much Lavs!

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    May 18, 2017 at 3:14 am

    Looks yummy!!

    • Reply
      May 18, 2017 at 8:43 am

      Thank you so much Shreya!

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    May 18, 2017 at 3:23 am

    My favorite. It looks delicious 👍

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      May 18, 2017 at 8:44 am

      Thank you so much Priya! 🙂

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    May 20, 2017 at 2:17 pm

    This sounds delicious!

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    May 26, 2017 at 12:01 am

    Drooling on this! Can’t wait for a sadhya to come😍

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      May 26, 2017 at 12:10 pm

      Thank you so much, it’s a favorite at our home as well ..I know its the best part of the sadhya 🙂

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    April 21, 2018 at 9:25 am

    something for me…yummy 😋

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      April 21, 2018 at 5:02 pm

      Great to hear that Ray, it tastes really awesome!

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