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Chana Dal Payasam

Nidhi Seth
10 minutes
Prep Time
20 minutes
Cook Time
4 People
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ABOUT Chana Dal Payasam RECIPE

Payasam recipe, that tastes delicious and unique. Its is commonly prepared in South Indian household during poojas, festivals and family function.

Recipe Tags

  • Veg
  • Easy
  • Diwali
  • Kerala
  • Simmering
  • Sauteeing
  • Dessert

Ingredients Serving: 4

  1. 3/4 cup Chana dal
  2. 1 cup Jaggery, powdered
  3. 1/2 to 3/4 cup Milk
  4. 1 tbsp dry Coconut slices
  5. 1/2 tsp Cardamom powdered
  6. 2 tbsp Ghee
  7. Dry fruits - Almond, pistachios, cashewnuts as needed


  1. Heat a tsp of ghee in a pan. Fry the chana dal for 3 - 4 minutes or till aromatic.
  2. Now pressure cook the dal with 1 1/2 cup of water for 4 whistles.
  3. Lightly mash the cooked dal and set aside.
  4. Combine the jaggery and 1/4 cup of water in a vessel. Heat until the jaggery dissolves completely.
  5. Add in the dal, cardamom powder, chopped dry fruits and let it cook for 5 minutes or until the mixture thickens.
  6. Turn of the flame and add the milk. Mix well and set aside.
  7. Heat remaining ghee and fry the coconut pieces till golden brown.
  8. Pour this over the payasam and mix well.

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