Moong dhal based payasam with rice flour and jaggery made as prasadam


For Talikalu

1 cup rice flour

1 cup hot water

1/2 tsp salt

For Payasam

1cup moong dhal

1and 1/2 cups jaggery

1 cup coconut milk

1/2 tsp cardamon powder

8-10 cashews

1tbsp ghee


To make talikalu

  • Dry roast the rice flour in a kadai for a couple of minutes
  • Add boiling water and salt and keep mixing till it forms a soft dough
  • Knead the dough well
  • Dust your palms with a little rice flour.Take a small piece of the dough in your palms and roll it to make thin tubes about 1 inch long and 3mm thick
  • Cook these talikalu in water for about 10 mins

To make the payasam

  • Mix the jaggery with 2 cups water and cook on slow flame till it forms a thick syrup
  • Cook the moong dhal till it is well done
  • Strain the jaggery syrup and add it to the cooked dhal
  • Add the talikalu to the payasam and cook for sometime
  • Fry the cashews in the ghee and add to the payasam along with the cardamon powder
  • Add coconut milk and let it simmer for a couple of minutes


 Add a little rice flour to the water while cooking the talikalu to prevent them from sticking together

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