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Kadale Parap Kannamd

(Kadale Bele Payasa)

Kadale (Chana) Parap (dal) – a particular variety of black chick peas.
The word Kannamd refers to a sweet dish and is called by different names including Payasam & Kheer. Kannamd can be made using many different ingredients. It is believed that Lord Krishna’s favorite dish was Kannamd.

Ingredients:
Chana dal: Approximately 2 cups. (Chana dal refers to hulled split black chick peas.)
Jaggery (unrefined cane sugar ) – 10 – 12 cubes
Coconut (grated)
Poppy Seeds (Gasagase or Khus Khus) 1 -2 Table Spoons
Whole Almonds – 1/4 cup (soaked in water)
Ghee (clarified butter)
Cashews
Raisins
Cardamom
Saffron

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Chana dal is cooked in water till it becomes soft.
In another vessel, boil and dissolve the jaggery cubes in 2 cups of water approximately.
Strain it with a fine mesh strainer to remove all the impurities.
Grind the grated coconut, poppy seeds, and almonds in a blender.
Add the blended ingredients and jaggery syrup to the cooked Chana dal.
Melt the ghee in a small pan and roast the cashews and raisins. Add this to the mixture.
Garnish with ground cardamom and saffron.

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