Kerala style chana dal payasam


  • Channa dal – 1/2 kg
  • Ghee – 3 tbsp
  • Jaggery – 150g
  • Coconut – 6 slices
  • Grated coconut- 150g
  • Coconut milk – 2 cup (thick and thin)
  • Sago – 50g
  • Cardamom – 10 to 12 nos
  • Cashew nuts – 20g
  • Kismis – 20g


  • Today we’re going to make Kerala style channa dal payasam
  • For that first wash the channa dal thoroughly two times
  • And keep pan on fire and add channa dal and ghee
  • Mix it and add water and close the pan and let it cook
  • By that time grate jaggery and set it aside
  • Now slice coconut and then chop the sliced coconut and set it aside
  • Then grate coconut and make coconut milk out of it , both thick milk and thin milk ( first milk and second milk) and set it aside
  • Now heat a pan and add jaggery in it and mix with water and stir it till it becomes fully dissolved and remove from fire
  • Now heat water in a pan and add sago and cook it and remove from fire
  • Then make cardamom powder by grinding cardamom in a grinding stone and set it aside
  • Now heat some ghee in a pan and add the chopped coconut and fry it and set it aside
  • Then fry cashew nuts and kismis and set it aside and remove pan from fire
  • Now heat ghee in a payasa chembu and add the cooked channa dal and add the melted jaggery in it and mix continuously add some ghee and mix again
  • Then add the cooked sago in it and mix thoroughly and continuously
  • When it is cooked add a bowl of sugar and mix
  • Then add the thin coconut milk and mix again
  • When it boils add the cardamom powder
  • Then add the fried coconut and fried cashew nuts and kismis
  • Then add the thick coconut milk last and mix well
  • Now remove from fire
  • Tasty Kerala style channa dal payasam / parippu payasam is ready to be served
  • It can be served as a sweet with Kerala sadya

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