Wednesday, January 20, 2010

100 Days of Blogging & Moong Dhal Payasam



I'm so happy today because this blog complete its 100 days with 55+ recipes. I've never planned to start a blog but it came in to reality just like that. Usually, I used to share my recipes with my friends and relatives via phone calls or emails whenever they ask for it. It was sometime in last year during October, I thought that I should have a place where I can put all my recipes, so that my lovely sister and my friends can use it whenever they need some recipe. After this thought came in to my mind, I quickly registered my blog space. But even after that I was not confident that how much I could do it perfectly. Now, I feel proud to have earned many good friends. Also, I feel happy to have got introduced to lot of new recipes from my blogger friends. I take this opportunity to thank friends who have been encouraging me through their lovely comments. I hope, you all would be with me in this journey forever.

Just to celebrate this day, I've a sweet dish to share. I was supposed to post this dish before Pongal itself but I couldn't prepare it and take photograph till today. Luckily, I could do it atleast today.

Moong Dhal payasam is very delicious and it is prepared with moong dhal, milk,coconut, sugar and nuts.





Ingredients :

1. Moong Dhal - 1/2 Cup (Roast well and then Cook,mash and Keep aside)
2. Milk - 2 Cups (Boil well and keep aside)
3. Jaggery - 3/4 Cup(Powdered)
4. Coconut - 1/2 Cup (Grind to fine paste)
5. Cardamom - 4
6. Cashew, Badam - 1/4 Cup (broken)
7. Raisin - 6
8. Ghee - 4 tsp
9. Saffron - Small quantity (Optional)

Procedure :

1. In a pan, add ghee and fry cashew, badam, raisin and cardamom. Keep aside.

2. In a vessel add jaggery and water. Boil for some time and when the jaggery is melted, cool and then filter it (This is done to remove fine dust particles in jaggery). Keep ready.

3. Now, add this jaggery syrup and milk to the cooked dhal. Mix well.

4. Bring the contents to boil. Add the ground coconut.

5. Finally, add the fried cashew, badam, raisin, Saffron and cardamom. Mix well.

6. Serve hot or cold.

27 comments:

Rachana Kothari said...

This is my first time here, and you have a cute place:) The Payasam looks perfect dear:) A celebration is incomplete without sweets and I completely agree to this...
Cheers,
Rachana
rachanakothari.blogspot.com

Sushma Mallya said...

congraz,wish to c more yummy recipes..Nice way to celebrate it with a sweet dish,looks yummy nithu

nivedita said...

Hi,
Congrats on your 100th day. Expect many more 100's from your blog.

Nithu Bala said...

Thanks Rachana, Sushma and Nive..

Swathi said...

Nithu,

congratulations on 100 day, expecting more posts. lovely payasam

kitchen queen said...

the moong dal payasam looks very delicious.you have a nice blog.you can visit my blog and give ur comments.

kothiyavunu said...

Dear nithu, congrats on your first milestone, may u achieve many more is my prayer.
Payasam looks yummy and perfect recipe to celebrate..:D

Nithu Bala said...

Thanks Swathi,Kitchen queen & Kothiyavunnu.

Dolly said...

Dear Nithu..Congratulations on ur 100th day of blogging and 55+ recipes. Thats quite an achievement.Moong dal payasam is a gr8 way to celebrate.I have never tried making this Payasam. I will soon. Its my 1st time here and will be following you to see whatz cooking in Nithu's KItchen. Have a beaiutiful space.

Dolly @ www.curryandbeyond.blogspot.com

Gulmohar said...

Congrats on your milestone..Just came here from Dolly's blog..You have a lovely space here..
This payasam looks delicious :-)

Superchef said...

Congratulations!! The payasam does look creamy and delicious. I like adding both milk and jaggery to this, as generally what I make is either only milk and sugar or jaggery and coconut milk. Probably with the ground coconut here, it gives the effect of coconut milk. :)

Nithu Bala said...

Thank you Dolly, Gulmohar and superchef for your lovely comments

Aparna said...

nice one nithu..& ragi idiyappam seeing for first time...tats cool..following you....

priya said...

hi,

congrats dear..thx for visiting my blog and joining my friends group!..glad to follow u..do keep in touch!

Rahin said...

payasam must be delicious with the coconut , jaggery n nuts ...yum yum :)

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Congrats!! Nithu on your 100th day of blogging. And choosing a sweet dish post to celebrate it. I liked the simplicity of your blog. You have a wonder space with yummy recipes ....
will be in touch
Deepa
http://hamareerasoi.blogspot.com/

Saraswathi Iyer said...

Congrats Nithu, yummy payasam. Keep it up.

Rekha said...

Congrats on ur 100 days, moomg dal payasa is my family's fav too.

Ms.Chitchat said...

A first timer to ur blog space and loved it. You have interesting and easy recipes. Following u :):)

Chitchat
http://chitchatcrossroads.blogspot.com/

SriLekha said...

looks so yummy!

Akal's Saappadu said...

congratulations for the 100 blogging days and nice choice of sweet to celebrate the event; moong dhal paayaasam looks rich, nutty and yummy!!!

Padhu said...

Nice way to celebrate your 100 blogging day .Payasam looks yummy and irresistible.Do drop by
http://padhuskitchen.blogspot.com/

Nostalgia said...

Oooh.. the payasam looks fantastic..

Jagruti said...

Hey Nithu
Congrats on your blog's 100th day..nice way to celebrate..paysam looks lovely..

Nithu Bala said...

Thank you dear friends for your wishes and the lovely comments :-)

Mayuri said...

Hi Nithu,

You have a wonderful blog and I want to try out all your yummy recipes when I get time.

I will now visit this often...Good work..Keep it up.

Torviewtoronto said...

lovely with coconut