Moong Dal and Broken Wheat Payasam (Kheer):
Time to celebrate double century,its not runs achieved in world cup,its our achievement in posting recipes in this blog Chettinadcookbook.org.This sweet Payasam recipe is a special treat for all of my readers and followers.
A simple iron rich Payasam was considered as a treat, something for a special occasion.Payasam is sure to be in our South Indian menu served during functions and festivals.
Health benefits Moong dal:
A great moong dal nutrition benefit is the amount of fiber in this dish. All types of beans are high in fiber, and mung beans are no exception.Mung beans are packed with protein. One cup of boiled beans provides 14 grams of protein. This is one of the reasons that moong dal is such a popular meal in IndiaMoong dal can be a great, nutritious addition to a balanced diet. It is a healthy meal that provides high levels of protein and fiber while containing relatively few calories and little fat.
Health benefits Broken Wheat:
Cracked wheat and other whole grains are good sources of magnesium. Eating at least one serving of whole grains such as cracked wheat every day lowers the risk of high cholesterol, cardiovascular disease and high blood pressure by as much as 21 percent. Making whole grains a regular part of your diet can slow the progression of atherosclerosis, a condition that narrows the blood vessels.A diet rich in whole grains is high in fiber, a nutrient that offers significant protection against breast cancer.
Benefits of Jaggery added along with it:
Jaggery helps prevent and relieve constipation by stimulating bowel movements.
Gur is also an excellent source of iron. This is the reason it has a dark brownish colour to it. Iron is extremely important for our body and also prevents anemia. Everyday niggles such as cough, water retention, bloating, migraine, etc can be reduced with the help of gur. Micronutrients are very important for our body to perform certain physiological functions and jaggery has a high mineral content. This is the reason why it is also called medicinal sugar.
Moong dal 1/4 cup
Broken wheat-1/4 cup
Jaggery-1/2 cup grated
Milk -1 cup
Coconut milk-1/2 cup
Elaich- powder-1/4 tsp
Cashews broken-2 tsp
Finely sliced Coconut is optional for more crunchy taste
Dry grapes-1 tsp
Method to follow:
In a pan add ghee fry broken Cashews and dry grapes untill golden brown,keep aside.(Finely chopped coconut can be fried along with these to give more crunchy taste)
In the same pan fry moong dal and Broken wheat separately till golden yellow.
Pressure cook both together soft and smooth.
Add grated jaggery allow it to boil for 3 minutes.
Add milk and Coconut milk now mix elaichi when it starts boiling switch off stove .
Add brown fried Cashew and Dry grapes.
Serve hot or chilled.