Parippu Pradhaman Recipe - Parippu Payasam Recipe - Lentil in Coconut Milk & Jagerry Pudding Recipe

Hi everyone,  So how was Onam for you all? Hope it was as wonderful as mine was. Yes I prepared a mini-sadya like I told u  :) 


Oh Yeah! ,Onam truly evokes a sense of togetherness and unforgettable sweet memories. Like most of you, one of my best Onam celebrations was during my childhood. Even though I was brought up outside Kerala, every year, my parents makes sure that we celebrate onam in our tharavadu (means ancestoral house) in hometown, and all the distant family members and close friends coming over. And I remember we children used to wake up early, collect beautiful, vibrant and colorful flowers like thumbapoo, (beautiful small flowers snowwhite in colour) and many other wild flower from all corners of the streets and get back to arrange the pookalam (flower carpet). It was a competition of sorts at our house, among all the cousins who would assemble,to see who collected the most :-) Now of course, we get so many different beautiful flowers in the market, but back then we wouldn't buy, it was all collected from around the home. Another exciting part is when everybody in the family comes together to put up an Onam oonjal (swing) outside the tharavadu and the women's and girls in the family dancing Thiruvathirakali (traditional dance form of Kerala) in the house. Then comes quintessential aspects of the festivity, Onasadhya (Kerala traditonal feast). Those were the days!

This is the way my MIL welcomes Maaveli..I love the 'thrikkarappan's
( for those who don't know, they are the triangular mud sculptures on the banana leaf).
She does it herself every year

Now that I’m mom, I like to think back and bring alive all the age-old traditions taught by my family  that I loved as a kid and try and recreate them with my kids :) I’m so glad that my kids shared the same level of enthusiasm and were troopers when it came to designing the pookalam, sadly they had to wake-up early and do all these before gone to school.

The recipe for today is 'Parippu Pradhaman' - a part of the sadya recipes. Also, in the past I've received requests from a number of readers for the same and I promised them then. But it took sometime for the promise to materialize. I'm really sorry and also thanks for patiently waiting for this post even after the deadline.


Parippu Pradhaman Recipe - Kerala Parippu  Payasam  Recipe
Preparation Time : 20 minutes
Cooking time : 30 minutes
Serves : 5-6

Ingredients :
Split Mung Dal / Cherupayar Parippu  : 1 cup
Jaggery / Sharkkara : 2 cups / 500 grams  or to your taste
Semi  Medium Thick Coconut milk - 2nd extract /Randaampal : 1 cup or if you using store bought can : 1/2 can diluted with 2 cups of water. (see the method given below if you are using fresh coconut milk)
Thick Coconut milk - 1st extract /Onnampaal : 1/2 cup
Cardamom powder  : 1/4 tsp
Dry ginger powder /Chukku Podi : 1/4 tsp
Cumin powder /Jeeraka Podi  : 1/4 tsp
Coconut Pieces (cut into very small bits) /Thengakothu (preferably copra) : 1 tbsp
Cashew nuts : 10-15 nos
Raisins /Unakka Mundhiri : 1 tbsp
Ghee /Clarified Butter : 2 tbsp or as required

How to make Parippu Pradhaman  - Parippu Payasam : 

To Make Coconut Milk :

Take a 1 1/2 fresh coconut, grate it finely. In a blender or food processor, add the grated coconut with1 cup of hot water and process for a minute, then squeeze it for milk. This gives you 1cup thick milk.
Return coconut to processor and add 2 cup hot water and process for couple of minutes and squeeze it for milk in separate bowl. This gives you 1cup thin milk.
OR
Buy 1 (400ml) can of thick coconut milk, shake well and pour 1/2 contents in a bowl and mix with 1 cup er (i.e. same quantity of water). Remaining milk in can is thick milk.
OR
Mix 25 g instant coconut milk powder with 200 ml water for thin coconut milk.
Mix 25 g instant coconut milk powder with 100 ml water for thick coconut milk.


Preparation for  Parippu Pradhaman:

1. Heat ghee in a heavy bottom pan or in a pressure cooker. First fry the coconut pieces until brown and drain on to a paper towel and set aside. Fry the raisins until plump and drain. Add in the cashews and fry until golden brown and drain on to a paper towel and set all these aside.
2. Now add the split mung dal and fry for couple of minutes until they turn a little golden brown. Now add 3 to 3.5 cups of water and boil it; once it starts boiling, reduce the heat and allow to cook till it is half done. This took me about 10 minutes. (or) pressure cook for one whistle. After the pressure settles, open the cooker. Mash the mung dal /Parippu well with the back of a spatula and set it aside.
3. Meanwhile melt the jaggery in 2 cup water in a wide mouthed heavy bottomed pan or uruli (Kerala style shallow kadai used for making payasam) over medium low heat and keep on stirring till it is fully melted (almost the consistency of honey) It would not take more than 15- 20 mins.
4. Add the mashed mung dal/ parippu to the jaggery syrup in the uruli /pan and cook for a few minutes over medium heat.
5. Add the semi thick coconut milk /2nd extract/Randaampal; mix well and boil again stirring continuously over medium-low heat for about 8 - 10 minutes or until the mixture thickens.
6. Finally add the Thick Coconut milk - 1st extract /Onnampaal and cook for a minute at low heat and switch off the flame. Keep stirring until the milk is incorporated. (Note: Do not boil the coconut milk, boiling will result in separated coconut milk.)
7. Switch off the stove add cumin powder, dry ginger powder and cardamom powder. Mix well.
8. Finally add the fried cashews, fried raisins, coconut bits/thengakothu and 1/2 tsp ghee (optional).
9. Delicious Parippu Prathaman is ready to serve...Serve warm or cold and Enjoy!


Do Try this...Hope you will all enjoy, but don't forget to share your feedback!

28 comments:

  1. aah the drool worthy pics; the third one especially was inviting. hope you had a fabulous onam celebrations. cheers

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  2. I made it for the first time on Onam and loved it.
    Your pictures are beautiful as always.

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  3. Love the colour of the dessert and super clicks!

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  4. hi first time here, you are having such a lovely space, happy to follow you.... when i searched for ada pradhaman for easy version i came to know about your space... perfect and yummy...when u get time visit my space too...
    VIRUNTHU UNNA VAANGA

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    1. Hello Vijaylakshmi, So good to have you here at kothiyavunu...Thanks for your lovely words,hope you will enjoy! I did visit your blog and you are doing a good job, keep going!

      Happy Blogging!
      Sangeetha

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  5. Awesome clicks and awesome payasam.

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  6. Wow... Looks delicious and very tempting dear :)

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  7. superb pradhaman....yummy

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  8. its great tasting and healthy too. nice clicks!

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  9. Hi Sangeetha, For ganeshchathurti, I made this payasam. It came out really very well.I tried many of your recipe like thalassery mutton biryani,olapakkoda-everything came out very well.Your recipes are easily understandable and easy to cook also.No words to say of your blog.keep going. waiting for your rasagolla recipe.I'm eagerly waiting for this rasagolla recipe of yours.Thanks dear for all your awasome,yummy and mouth watering recipes.suchithra

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    1. Hi Suchithra, Thanks a ton dear for this lovely feedback. I'm so happy to know that humble space of mine is of some help to u and so glad all the recipe worked out well for you! I do remember your recipe request,caught with some personal works, so i'm irregular these days but for sure will post your recipe request soon.Thank you for patiently waiting.

      Cheers!
      Sangeetha

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  10. Thanks All for the lovely feedback :-) Really appreciate it.

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  11. Many years ago I had tasted something similar in a neighbor's place - brought back memories ! lovely shots

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    1. Oh yeah those are to-die-for! I make them on feastivals. Hope to see you around more!

      Thanks!
      Sangeetha

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  12. Anonymous10:58 PM

    Superb superb superb

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  13. Anonymous10:21 PM

    thank you so much since you r specific about the new methods too by using canned coconut milk.. wil surely try n let u knw about the outcome..God bles u

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    1. You're welcome! Am very happy to know that you like this recipe. Please do try and hope you will like it too. Thank you so much for the comment!

      Cheers!
      Sangeetha

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  14. Anonymous4:52 PM

    Made this yummy parippu payasam yesterday and everyone love it! Thanks for the great recipe! One suggestion ... Could you please mention the cups or bowls of payasam this will yield. That will be helpful.

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    1. You are welcome! I'm glad that you liked this recipe. Thank you very much for the bothering to come back and leave a note.Sure will upated the serving size soon.

      Cheers!
      Sangeetha

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  15. Hello there : I've tried a couple of your recipes and loved both of them. Now I trust your site to the extent that I double check recipes that were handed down to me by my mother and mother-in-law to make sure I have it right. Keep posting recipes - it makes lives more enjoyable!

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    1. Hi Meghala, Your feedback made my day! Words like this makes me really happy to know there are people who value this blog and try recipe & appreciate it.Words for me is best compliment one can get!Thanks a lot for those motivating words :)Hope to see you around more!

      Cheers!
      Sangeetha

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  16. All your recipes are wonderful,
    Well explained and easy to follow. I have been looking up your recipes for a while now and trust your site to the extent that I double check recipes handed down by my mother and mother in law against yours to make sure I have it right! Do keep posting recipes - you make our lives happier :)

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  17. Soumya11:34 AM

    Hi Sangeetha,

    Forgot to let you know that I tried this up for my son's bday 2 months back and came out very nice.Many thanks.

    ~Soumya.

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    1. You're welcome Soumya! I'm so happy to know that you tried this and came out good for you :-) ...thanks for letting me know. Hope you get to try more recipes and like them too.

      Cheers!
      Sangeetha

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  18. Rani Vinod nair1:08 AM

    cud u please send me your recipes to my email id. I recently made Ladysfiinger tamarind curry from your site.it was really delicious. My husband and in laws liked it very much.

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    1. Hi Rani, Happy to know that okra curry was liked by your family. Thank you so much for trying the recipes from here & also for letting me know the results :) Just enter your email on the subscriber box down below or on the side tab of the page, by doing that you will be able to receive all my recipe in your inbox. Hope this helps!

      Happy Cooking!
      Sangeetha

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