Chana and Moong Payasam

Chana and Moong Payasam

The aroma of Payasam is enough to put anybody into a festive spirit. Ever thought this festive dish could have such a healthy and equally delicious variation? Read below to find out!

  • Serves : 3
  • Cook time : 30 - 60 mins
  • Preparation : Less than 15 mins
96 calories saved


  • 2 tablespoons split Bengal gram (chana dal), soaked
  • 2 tablespoons split skinless green gram (dhuli moong dal), soaked
  • 4 tablespoons + 2 teaspoons ghee
  • 15-20 cashew nuts
  • 1½ cups milk
  • ½ cup scraped coconut
  • 2 tablespoons Sugar Free Natura

Cooking tips

  • You can also add Sugar Free Natura Sweet drops to the Payasam to ensure that it’s healthy and delicious.​


  • Heat two tablespoons ghee in a deep non-stick pan. Heat two tablespoons in another non-stick pan.
  • Add chana dal and moong dal to the deep pan and sauté. Add the cashew nuts to the other pan and sauté over low heat.
  • Add one and a half cups water and milk to the dals, cover and let them cook on medium heat, stirring occasionally. You can also cook them in a pressure cooker.
  • When the cashew nuts are golden, drain and transfer them into a bowl. Sauté coconut in the ghee till it’s lightly brown and fragrant.
  • Add the Sugar Free Natura to the cooked dals and mix. Add coconut and mix well. Add cashew nuts, keeping some for garnishing.
  • Add two teaspoons ghee and cook for three to four minutes.
  • Serve garnished with the reserved cashew nuts at room temperature.

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