Saturday, June 30, 2012

Moong dal-jackfruit payasam/Moogadali goshey

Today is "Ashada Ekadashi" the most important ekadashi virtha which falls on 11th day in bright half of Asada Masa.We hindu's observe fasting during this day.Chaturmasa vratha also begins from this day.The real purpose of the fast is to incessantly think and sing the glory of the lord.It does not matter if one takes milk,fruits and some light food like dishes prepared with Sabudana or moong dal.But in Mangalore we konkanis love to feast rather than fast!
 On this day we konkanis prepare some special dishes like khotto/for breakfast and for lunch  gajbaje(mixed vegetables) moogadali godshe( green gram payasam),kolambya  hinga udka gozzu(salted mango chutney) and some podis( veg fritters) for lunch.Today i am here with one type of payasam prepared specially on this day..MOONG DAL PAYASAM with Jackfruit.

Moong dal(split green gram) -1cup
Coconut milk-2cups
Wheat flour-1tbsp
Cashew nut-2tbsp

  • Cut the jack fruit into medium sized pieces and keep aside
  • Pressure cook Green gram dal in 4 cups of water for about 15 mins or just take 2 whistle.
  • Once the cooker is cooled down,open the lid and transfer the cooked dal into a heavy bottom sauce pan. 
  • Add jaggery to the cooked dal  and a cup of water and bring it to a boil.It will take about 5-7 minutes on medium flame.
  • Now add jackfruit pieces and cashew nuts, boil again for about 10 mins on low flame.Keep stirring in between ,or it will stick to the botton of the pan.
  • Now mix wheat flour with coconut milk and add this to cooked green gram dal and just take one boil and switch off the gas.
  • Add cardamom powder and its ready to serve.
  • Serve hot or cold