Friday, January 24, 2014

Moong Dal Bulgar Kheer

Moong Dal Bulgar (broken wheat) kheer or Paayasa is a sweet dish. Fresh coconut milk, jaggery, cardamom and cashew nuts are also added and prepared this tasty Payasa.Moong Dal Bulgar Payasa is prepared during the festivals and the feasts. Its healthy since moong dal and bugar with jaggery is used. Cardamom is used to add the flavour and it helps to digest the heavy food easily.

Moong Dal is good source of protein and dietary fiber. It is low in fat and rich in potassium, calcium and B complex vitamins. It is easy to digest and the fiber in Moong dal helps to drecrease high cholesterol.
Bulgar or the broken wheat is a good source of fiber. It contains protein, iron and vitamins. It is low in fat and calories. It also helps to prevent constipation.
Jaggery acts as a digestive agent. It has a ability to cleanse our body. Jaggery provide good amount of mineralss.
Fresh coconut milk is Antioxidants and contain vitamins and minerals.
As I said before this yemmy payasa is a 100 % healthy food. Sweet tooth people can njoy this payasa at any time of the day.

Things needed :
Bulgar : 1/2 Cup
Moong Dal 1/2 cup
Jaggery : 1/2 cup
Cashew Nuts : 6 to 8
Cardamom : 4 to 6 pods
Coconut : 1 Cup
Ghee : 1 Tea spoon
Milk : 1 Cup

Method :

1. Wash and cook Bulgar and Moong dal separately in a pressure cooker.

2. Grate coconut and keep it aside.
3. Powder the caradamom.
4. Now grind coconut with little water and squeeze out the milk. Put the same remaining squeezed coconut and grind again with little water and remove the milk (second time).  Keep it separately.
5. Now put cooked bulgar and moong dal in a big pan. Add jaggery. Keep it on the fire.
6. Mix it nicely. Let it boil for 2 minutes. See that it does not burn at the bottom.
7. Now add the coconut milk which is collected at the second time. ( Little watery).
8. Mix it nicely and let this mixture boil for 2 more minutes. Add water if required.
9. Now add the thick coconut milk (the first time you have collected).
10. Let this mixture boil for a minute. Put off the gas and put the Payasa in serving bowl.

11. Add cashew nuts and powdered cardamom. Mix it well.

12. Add milk and a spoon of fresh ghee on the top. ( 1 Tea spoon will do). Mix it nicely and serve

Note : If you want more quantity you can increase the quantity of moong dal and bulgar and jaggery. You can also use dried grapes (raisins). You can even fry raisins and cashew nuts in the ghee and then pour this mixture to the Payasa. Adding more fresh milk will taste good. Do not boil the coconut milk for a long time. It may smell different. You can also use 1 or 2 cloves along with cardamom.
Serves : 4 to 6
Time : 40 minutes.

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