Paruppu payasam is a traditional South Indian dessert made with lentils (paruppu), jaggery (a type of unrefined sugar), coconut milk, and flavored with cardamom and ghee. It is commonly prepared during festivals and special occasions in Tamil Nadu and Kerala. To make paruppu payasam, the lentils (usually split yellow moong dal) are cooked until soft and then mashed. Jaggery is melted in water and added to the cooked lentils along with coconut milk. The mixture is simmered until it thickens and reaches a creamy consistency. Finally, it is flavored with cardamom powder and garnished with roasted cashews and raisins fried in ghee. Paruppu payasam is typically served warm or chilled, and it can be enjoyed as a sweet ending to a meal or as a festive treat. The combination of the creamy lentils, sweet jaggery, and aromatic flavors makes it a delicious and comforting dessert.
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