Pacha Payir Payasam | Moong Dal Kheer | Green Gram Dal Kheer

Pacha Payir Payasam

My mom’s makes Pacha Payir Payasam very often. It is my family’s favorite payasam. Compared to some payasams, I feel Pacha Payir Payasam is quite healthy because of the Green Gram.

I cannot express how much I like this payasam. I will break the appalam into pieces and add it to the payasam. Then I will eat it very slowly relishing the taste. My mom makes this payasam as evening tiffin for us when we come from school. If she makes appalam along with the payasam, then it is an added bonus (happiness) for me. I can never say no to this payasam…Just love it.

Preparation Time. 5 minutes
Cook Time. 25 minutes
Recipe Cuisine. Indian
Recipe Category. Dessert
Serves. 4


Green moong dal (pacha payir) – 1 cup
Milk – 2 cups
Rice – 1/4 cup
Water – 1.5 cups
Sago (Javvarisi) – 1/4 cup
Sugar – 1 cup (as desired)
Cardamom (elakka) – 4 nos.
Cashew nuts (mundhiri paruppu) – 10 – 15 nos.
Ghee – 1 teaspoon

Note. The ingredients shown will vary with the original quantity.


1.  In a cooker, add green moong dal and rice followed by 6 glasses of water. Cook the dal and rice for 6 whistles.

2.  Open the cooker lid only when the pressure has released completely. Boil 1.5 cups of water in a pan. Add sago (javvarisi), reduce the flame, and allow it to cook until it turns transparent. Keep stirring occasionally, and when the sago turns translucent, remove from heat and keep it aside. Let it stand for 10 minutes.

  • Keep stirring continuously so that sago doesn’t stick to the sides and bottom of the pan.

3. Add the cooked sago (javvarisi) along with its water to the cooked dal and rice. Stir once. In a small pan, fry the cashew nuts and cardamom until golden brown using 1 teaspoon of Ghee.

4. Now add the fried cashew nuts and cardamom. Add desired amount of sugar and specified quantity of milk. Stir well.

Now, Pacha Payir Payasam/Moong Dal Kheer is ready!

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