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Parippu Pradhaman / Moong Dal ki kheer

>> Monday, April 16, 2012

My mom prepares pradhaman during Onam, Vishu, and other special occasions.  She prepares variety of pradhaman like parippu pradhaman, palada pradhaman, aval pradhaman, and chakka pradhaman. I've never prepared aval and chakka pradhaman. You can find the recipe for Ada Pradhaman here.

Today I'm going to share Parippu Pradhaman. I've prepared it for this Vishu. Usually, parippu pradhaman is made using moong dal or combination of moong dal and rice. But, my mom prepares using a combination of moong dal and chana dal. So, I'm going to share my mom's recipe in this post.


Split Moong Dal - 1/4 cup
Chana Dal - 1/4 cup
Jaggery - 1 - 1 1/2 cup
Coconut Milk (store bought) - 1 can
Dry ginger powder - 1/4 tsp
Cardamom powder - 1/2 tsp
Cashew nuts - 10-15
Raisins - 15-20
Ghee - 1 tbsp
Coconut bits - 1 tbsp


Heat ghee in a pressure cooker. Fry cashew nuts and raisins for few seconds. Keep aside. Throw in coconut bits into the same pressure cooker and fry for few minutes. Keep aside. Add moong dal and roast till nice aroma rises.

Now add chana dal and 2 cups of water. Pressure cook it until the dal turns soft. Mash the dal with back of spoon. Meanwhile, melt jaggery with 1 cup of water in a pan. Remove from heat and strain the jaggery syrup to remove the impurities.

Add mashed dal into the jaggery syrup. Bring the mixture to a boil. Add coconut milk. Mix well and cook at medium heat. Stir continuously. Do not let the mixture to boil after adding coconut milk.

Once a desired consistency is reached, reduce the flame to low. Add ginger powder and cardamom powder. Mix well. Turn off the heat.

Add cashewnuts, raisins, and coconut bits to the mixture. Mix well.

Serve it and enjoy!!

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San April 16, 2012 at 2:50 PM  

Luscious kheer apt for the festive days. It is rich and creamy.

R April 16, 2012 at 3:10 PM  

looks so yummy, the color looks so different almost like neon, is it the camera flash effect?

Nisha April 16, 2012 at 3:31 PM  

Is that the yellow moong dal or green moong dal you used? Just wondering because this kheer looks greenish. [you can answer here, i'll come back to check]
I've made yellow moong dal paratha, kachori & green moong dal pakora, but coming across a moong dal kheer for the first time!

Reshmi April 16, 2012 at 3:53 PM  

Well I've used yellow moong dal.. But, yes it is camera's effect and also, I didn't take this pic in natural light. So, overall the greenish color is due to camera and lights used. I tried to fix it but don't know wat was going on.. It wasn't picking the yellowish color of kheer..

Any suggestions on it..

Sravs April 16, 2012 at 5:11 PM  

Super yummy and delicious kheer !!

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Unknown April 16, 2012 at 5:30 PM  

thanks for your comment dear - The pradhamam looks fabulous!

Jagruti April 16, 2012 at 7:54 PM  

Such a unique recipe..never heard of this recipe before but sounds delicious!

Jeyashris Kitchen April 16, 2012 at 9:06 PM  

Yummy and delicious kheer and I like the addition of coconut milk

Charu Srivastava April 16, 2012 at 11:58 PM  

wow dats so unique..nvr heard f moongdal kheer...luks great !!

Rahin April 17, 2012 at 4:53 AM  

looks creamy n delicious

Priya Suresh April 17, 2012 at 5:26 AM  

delicious and super tempting kheer, simply love the colour..

Home Cooked Oriya Food April 17, 2012 at 5:40 PM  

love your blog and the clicks...
lovely kheer...

follow foodie April 17, 2012 at 7:26 PM  

Thanks for stopping by.This looks so delicious.
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www.mahaslovelyhome.com April 19, 2012 at 12:35 PM  

awesum luking kheer..loved the pics...nice one n easy to make..

divyagcp April 23, 2012 at 1:21 PM  

Delicious Pradhaman..

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zareena April 24, 2012 at 11:57 PM  

mmmm.... mouth watering paradhaman. My fav.

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Chef Mireille June 13, 2012 at 5:02 PM  

the color on this is amazing...I definitely want to try it.

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