Tuesday, 4 January 2011

Thuvara Payasam /Whole Toor Payasam

Toor or Thuvara in our place,as u all know, is a high source of protein .In India, split pigeon peas (toor dal) are one of the most popular pulses in a mostly vegetarian diet. In regions where it grows, fresh young pods are eaten as vegetable in dishes such as sambhar. We used to make dhal curry with it which compliments with rice or dosas really well. But whole Toor ,in my region, is used only for payasams as far as I know. It's not available in UAE, where I lives, so I have to bring it all the way from India. This is ma mom's recipe 'as usual' ;luvd by ma kids & they call it as 'Black Payasam'. Its healthier and so easy to prepare compared to other payasams.
Jaggery contains lots of irons, & I used to substitute raagi with white rice, thinking that the former is a good supplement of calcium , till I knew that Calcium and iron combined in a meal may decrease the absorption of iron.



 Ingredients:

Whole Toor /Thuvara 1 cup
White Rice/Pachari 1/2 cup (You can use Raagi also)
Jaggery 200 gms/ 2 blocks
Coconut 1/2- 3/4 cup
Cardamom 2pods
Salt

Method:

Cook whole toor/Thuvara in pressure cooker till soft. Make sure that there is a minimal of water alongwith the toor after cooking;otherwise try to reduce it by boiling.

Melt Jaggery in another pan with enough water.

Soak white rice in water for a minimum of an hr or overnight. Grind these with water in a blender.

Add Jaggery, then rice & coconut to the cooked Toor..Keep on stirring till it reaches the correct consistency of the payasam. Serve it hot or cold !!



This post is also going to Event hosted by Mharo Rajasthan Recipes


13 comments:

  1. Lovely looking payasam... never tried payasam with toor daal... bookmarked :)

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  2. Wow wat a healthy and protein packed payasam..

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  3. i have never heard abt it...awsome job

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  4. We make this with the daal, not whole thuvara...interesting...Happy New year !!

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  5. Legumes..Wow..Good healthy way to have as a payasam....real good one.

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  6. Wow that's really innovative..sounds interesting n your presentation is fab..
    Thanks a lot for linking this to bookmark event..
    Just one thing..you didn't mention anywhere, how it was bookmarked or what was the source of this recipe. You must indicate this in order to link it to "Bookmarked Recipes - Every Tuesday" event. will appreciate if you please update your post with this info..Thanks again!

    US Masala

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  7. totally a new payasam for me, looks delicious!

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  8. Looks delicious.Simply love it

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  9. Looks fantastic and healthy too
    http://shanthisthaligai.blogspot.com/

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Tuesday, 4 January 2011

Thuvara Payasam /Whole Toor Payasam

Toor or Thuvara in our place,as u all know, is a high source of protein .In India, split pigeon peas (toor dal) are one of the most popular pulses in a mostly vegetarian diet. In regions where it grows, fresh young pods are eaten as vegetable in dishes such as sambhar. We used to make dhal curry with it which compliments with rice or dosas really well. But whole Toor ,in my region, is used only for payasams as far as I know. It's not available in UAE, where I lives, so I have to bring it all the way from India. This is ma mom's recipe 'as usual' ;luvd by ma kids & they call it as 'Black Payasam'. Its healthier and so easy to prepare compared to other payasams.
Jaggery contains lots of irons, & I used to substitute raagi with white rice, thinking that the former is a good supplement of calcium , till I knew that Calcium and iron combined in a meal may decrease the absorption of iron.



 Ingredients:

Whole Toor /Thuvara 1 cup
White Rice/Pachari 1/2 cup (You can use Raagi also)
Jaggery 200 gms/ 2 blocks
Coconut 1/2- 3/4 cup
Cardamom 2pods
Salt

Method:

Cook whole toor/Thuvara in pressure cooker till soft. Make sure that there is a minimal of water alongwith the toor after cooking;otherwise try to reduce it by boiling.

Melt Jaggery in another pan with enough water.

Soak white rice in water for a minimum of an hr or overnight. Grind these with water in a blender.

Add Jaggery, then rice & coconut to the cooked Toor..Keep on stirring till it reaches the correct consistency of the payasam. Serve it hot or cold !!



This post is also going to Event hosted by Mharo Rajasthan Recipes


13 comments:

  1. Lovely looking payasam... never tried payasam with toor daal... bookmarked :)

    ReplyDelete
  2. Wow wat a healthy and protein packed payasam..

    ReplyDelete
  3. i have never heard abt it...awsome job

    ReplyDelete
  4. We make this with the daal, not whole thuvara...interesting...Happy New year !!

    ReplyDelete
  5. Legumes..Wow..Good healthy way to have as a payasam....real good one.

    ReplyDelete
  6. Wow that's really innovative..sounds interesting n your presentation is fab..
    Thanks a lot for linking this to bookmark event..
    Just one thing..you didn't mention anywhere, how it was bookmarked or what was the source of this recipe. You must indicate this in order to link it to "Bookmarked Recipes - Every Tuesday" event. will appreciate if you please update your post with this info..Thanks again!

    US Masala

    ReplyDelete
  7. totally a new payasam for me, looks delicious!

    ReplyDelete
  8. Looks delicious.Simply love it

    ReplyDelete
  9. Looks fantastic and healthy too
    http://shanthisthaligai.blogspot.com/

    ReplyDelete