Homemade organic jaggery, rice n dal pudding (paramAnnaM)

In Sanskrit language paramAnnaM literally means the supreme / ultimate / absolute (param) food (AnnaM) or the food fit for gods! And it truly is!


1/2 C organic semi brown rice

1/2 C organic yellow moong dal

1 1/2 C organic grated jaggery

1/2 C organic milk

Pinch of cardamom powder

1 tbsp grated dry coconut

1 tsp homemade organic ghee

10-20 Cashew nuts

How to?

  • In a pressure cooker dry roast moong dal until fragrant.
  • Once it cools, add the rice and wash with water 💦. Later add 3 C of water and let it cook for 4 whistles.
  • Meanwhile grate jaggery.

  • In a saucepan add the grated jaggery and 1 C of water 💦 and allow the jaggery to melt completely and let it come to boil for 5 mins.

  • Later filter it through a metal sieve And add cardamom powder.

  • Open the pressure cooker, simmer and add the above prepared jaggery liquid to it and stir. Let it boil until it comes to a thick consistency.
  • Add ghee & the grated dry coconut powder and stir.
  • Switch of the flame 🔥 and add 1/2C of milk to it and stir it once.
  • As it cools, the milk will get absorbed and will turn into a little thick pudding consistency like this 👇

  • Garnish with roasted cashews. Jaggery, rice n moongdal pudding  / Paramannam is ready! It tastes heavenly and is packed full of nutrients. Do try it out…

In India 🇮🇳 this is prepared as nivedyam (offering to God) specially during our harvest festival..

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Hello & Namasthe ! I am Swetha Reddem, a software professional turned yoga professional ( YIC & M.Sc.Yoga from SVYASA Yoga University and teaching yoga since 2018). I have a 8+ years young naughty boy and another one 30+ years young (my husband 😊) . And about my likes - I love ❤️ doing yoga, nothing feels more relaxing than that, photography 📸 , gardening 👩‍🌾 n reading books on Yogic lore. Am a nature lover 🌴 and would try my best not to harm it and a vegetarian by choice from almost 2 decades. Am a DIYer - n prepare most stuff that all my family 👪 n home 🏡 needs from organic grooming n beauty products 👄 👁 👣 💆 to home cleaners and food 🍲🍨🍧🥗🍦🍰🍪🥞🍕🍹 . I am inspired by the zero waste movement, minimalism & eco friendly lifestyle. I would love to share the recipes and my thoughts with you all!

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