- 1 cup moong dal/ mung beans
- 2 cups water
- 1 cup jaggery
- 1/3 cup water (for melting jaggery)
- 1 cup milk
- 1/2 cup coconut milk
- 1/2 tsp cardamom powder
- 1 tbsp ghee
- 1 tbsp cashews, chopped
Every Indian state has a signature dish. However, some delicacies, despite the origin of the dish, are famous all over the country. Kerala is a southernmost state in India and is well known for nature preserved landmarks. It is also famous for many delicacies.Onam is a prominent festival in Kerala and is similar to a harvest festival. Moong dal payasam is specially prepared during Onam. It is a rich and classic South Indian dessert which can be prepared using only two additional ingredients. Moong dal is also known as mung beans.
Mung beans are filled with healthy nutrients. It has high antioxidant levels useful to prevent many chronic diseases. Mung beans also have antioxidants vitexin and isovitexin may prevent heat stroke. It may lower “bad” LDL cholesterol levels, reducing heart disease risk. It is also rich in potassium, magnesium, and fiber, and helps in reducing blood pressure.
How to make Moong Dal Payasam Recipe