Nov 26, 2007

Tori Daali Paayas ( Toor Dal Paayas )

I will do Om Sri Ganeshay Namah and start my recipes with a sweet dish first. Like how we always offer something sweet to God while starting something new.
And what better than my favourite, Tori Daali Paayas. Whenever Aayi would ask us what sweet to prepare on an occassion, I would just blurt out 'tori daali paayas'. After a point, Aayi got used to it and would just say, " so, tori daali paayas right"?? :) ...


Toor dal - 1 small cup
Grated Fresh Coconut - 1/4
Grated Jaggery - 1 1/2 inch square piece
Fine sooji rava - 1 tsp
Ghee - 1 tsp
Cardamom ( elaichi ) - 5,powdered
Raisins - 10
Cashews - 10


- Boil and cook the dal
- Add the raisins and cashews to the dal and keep it closed with lid on for about 10 minutes ( do not boil ).
- Roast the rava in ghee till light brown. Add about 1/2 cup water to it and keep stirring constantly so that there are no lumps.
- Add the grated jaggery to it and boil.
- Add the cooked dal with nuts and the elaichi and bring to a boil.Put off the stove after done.
_ Add only the coconut milk extracted from the grated coconut and add to the cooked dal mixture and keep aside for sometime with the lid closed. ( do not boil )
- Paayasam is ready to serve. Best eaten hot....

P.S : For the coconut milk, blend the coconut with water and extract only the milk from it. This can be done upto 2 times so that maximum milk is extracted from the coconut.
Also, adjust the jaggery quantity accordingly as to how sweet you want it to be.

Thanx to Asha ( Foodies Hope ) for telling me about Linda's JFI-Toordal. I'm sending this over as my entry to the event :)....

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Asha said...

Toor dal Payasa is unique! Sounds great, send this to Linda for JFI Toor dal event. Info is on my side bar,click on it to go to her website for info. Send the URL , a photo if you have it before Dec 5th!:))

Linda said...

Hi Maya, I'm so glad Asha stopped by and mentioned JFI. This truly is a unique recipe and sounds really delicious! Welcome to the fun of blogging, and thank you for a great contribution to JFI Toor Dal! :)

PS You can read more aboug Jihva For Ingredients (JFI) at Indira's Mahanandi -- the event is her brainchild :)

Purnima said...

Maya..hello.Tks for stopping by my blog and leaving a nice comment. U r doing much better in blogworld!I enjoyed watching your family tree!
(Kamath was my maiden surname..Shanbhag is my mom's sis)Keep up your site! BTW tori paaysu is new to me..wd try it..hv blogrolled you! :D


Yummy :))

Maya said...

Asha, Linda, Purnima & Raks, Thanx to all of you for stopping by and all the encouraging words :)