Now that Onam is around the corner, I am here with the recipe for Cherupayaru Payasam. This is a sweet dessert made with Moong/Mung Beans or Green Gram (Cherupayaru). This is a very rich and creamy dessert. A little will go a long way to satisfy your sweet cravings. Though I have made Pradhaman with Cherupayaru Parippu (Moong Dal), this was the first time I tried a Payasam with Whole Mung Beans. When I spoke to an aunt, she told me that Cherupayaru Payasam used to be prepared for Onam at their place by her mother and grandmother.
- You may need to adjust the amount of jaggery used depending on the sweetness. I used around 300 grams and it was sweet enough for us.
- Fresh Coconut Milk is recommended but you can also get away with Canned Coconut Milk or Coconut Milk Powder. If using the Powder, make sure that you dissolve it completely in water before adding it to the Payasam. You don’t want to see the undissolved powder floating around in the payasam.