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Moong Dal Kheer/ Paitham Paruppu Payasam

Kheer made with Moong Dal / Split YEllow Moong Lentils, cooked in milk and jaggery with nuts like almonds, cashew nuts and raisins. Moong Dal Recipe in Instant Pot.
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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine Indian, South Indian, Tamil Nadu
Servings 4


  • 2 Cups Milk
  • 1/2 Cup Moong Dal
  • 1/2 Cup Jaggery
  • 1/4 tsp Elaichi Powder
  • 4-5 Saffron Strands
  • A pinch of Salt
  • 1/4 Cup Cashew Nuts, Almonds and Raisins


  • Clean and dry the inner pot of Instant Pot.
  • Swtich on the SAUTE Mode set timer for 5 minutes.
  • Add moong lentils in it and saute till golden brown and they give an aroma.
  • Add milk to give a nice stir and cover and cook on PRESSURE COOK Mode(High) for 10 minutes .
  • Once the time goes off, wait for 2-4 minutes and then release the pressure with quick pressure release and lid. 
  • Mash the kheer nicely and mix well.
  • Meanwhile in a bowl take 1/2 cup water and add jaggery to it.
  • Cook jaggery syrup till all the jaggery melts and syrup starts getting thick. 
  • Add it to moong dal kheer and mix nicely. add raisins and half of cashews.
  • Switch on the SAUTE mode on again, for 5 minutes on MEDIUM and cook kheer till it starts to thicken. 
  • Garnish with more cashews and almonds.
Keyword Dhuli Moong Dal Recipes, Kheer Recipes, Lentil Kheer, Moong Dal Kheer, Yellow Split Moong Lentils
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