Channa dal Payasam

Today marks an auspicious day for all tamil speaking people , Yes, It's TAMIL NEW YEAR .. I wish all my friends , a happy and a prosperous new year..

Beside my wish, lies a great effort in posting today's entry. My laptop was stopped working last day all a sudden . But it was working fine and I's fine surfing till late night the other day. I tried everything to my knowledge and gt hold of my bro from India over the phone to get some extra help. But, nothing worked out as my bro cannot troubleshoot anything from there without taking a look at the source. I's so naive , wanted to put an end to this misery . Poor Shanu ... ( Yep, I say  myself .. ) Finally, my dear H came to found the problem . I am told that hard disk had gone... phew ..

But my dear H , bought the hard disk immediately and to my convenience , installed the Linux OS till we receive our recovery cd's. U know what ,'s very tough for me to use this OS, as i'm not aware of anything abt LINUX.. Seriously, breaking my head here guys, am just relying on google for everything ... Hope I receive my cd's soon... That would be lovely..

Today I made masala vada and channa dal kheer for new year celebration. Both tasted so great and we ( I -- My H doesn't like channa kheer ) thoroughly   njoyed !!!

 Ingredients :
Channa dal -- 1 cup
Sabudhana / Javvarisi -- 1/4 cup
Water / milk  -- 2 cups
Jaggery -- 2 cups ( + r -- acc to taste ) 
Salt -- a pinch
Cardamom powder -- a pinch

For Garnishing :
Ghee -- 1 spoon
Cashews --  a handful
Saara paruppu -- a handful
Raisins -- a handful

Method :
  • Soak the channa dal and javvarisi seperately  for  minimum 30 minutes and cook together with water / milk for 2 whistles or cook in stove top. Mash the dal little bit with the back of the spoon.
  • Heat a pan with the ghee and fry the cashews , saara paruppu , raisins to light golden brown and keep aside .
  • Add the jaggery powder and little bit of water and dissolve completely and filter the syrup.
  • Pour the syrup back to the kadai and add the mashed dal mixture . Let the payasam comes to a boil  for 2 minutes and finally add the fried nuts mixture and switch off and ur neivedyam is ready to offer GOD.

Happy eating guys ,



  1. Wish u happy Tamil New year !! Channa dal payasam looks so wonderful and YUM !!

  2. A Very Happy New Year to you and your family. Payasam looks delightfully inviting. Great preparation.

    Hamaree Rasoi

  3. Happy festivities to you and family dear!
    Payasam looks scrumptious- a new recipe for me!

    US Masala

  4. Hope u enjoyed thoroughly,posting the reciep,wish u many more hurdles to come :)
    But u will overcome everything like a dew.ha ha ha.great looking kheer.

  5. Channa dal payasam looks yummy. My hubby's favorite. Happy puthandu vazthukal

  6. Yo shanu!! happy new year!! I am back and loved your kadala parippu payasam!!! awesome..we normally use coconut milk instead of milk..

  7. Happy Tamil New Year! Channa dal payasam looks delectable!

  8. looks amazingly mouthwatering..tempting n yummy..

  9. What u yummy payasam...Happy new year to u and family!!

  10. I have tried and love it....nice colour....great recipe

  11. happy new year dear ! yummy payasam

  12. Oh that so sad about ur system..Happy new year wishes dear, channa dal kheer looks inviting..

  13. Hope u had a fabulus time on new year shanavi- wishes for a great year ahead ! the payasam looks delish and hope u get ur cd's back soon

  14. sooooo colourful and tempting...

  15. This sounds interesting! Just fantastic. Happy Tamil New Year to you!

  16. happy New Year! The payasam looks awesome and delish!
    Smitha's Spicy Flavors

  17. எனக்கும் இந்த பாயாசம் ரொம்ப பிடிக்கும்..இனிய தமி புத்தாண்டு வாழ்த்துக்கள்!!

  18. Happy tamil new year to u!!! The payasam looks fantastic..Totally love the color!!
    Prathima rao
    Prats Corner

  19. Wishing u & ur family a happy Tamil New year !!! What a traditional and delectable recipe!!!

  20. My belated wishes to you and your family. That's an intersting combo and the kheer is very appealing.

  21. happy tamil new year to u and ur family, the payasam looks so yummy!

  22. Payasam looks very tempting! Happy New Year!

  23. Happy Tamil New Year to you and your family Shanavi. Payasam looks mouthwatering. Delicious.

  24. ரொம்ப நல்லா இருக்கு...

  25. pls collect ur awad from my blog




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