Payathamparuppu Thirukannamadhu (Moongdhal Payasam)


This is popularly known as payathamparuppu payasam. This is offered to LORD OPPILIAPPAN on a Sravanam (Tiruvonam) day, when salt should not be consumed in any form.This can also be prepared during Mahalayapaksham.(Purattasi – Full moon day to new moon day)


Moong dhal (yellow) – 1/4 cup
Milk – 1/2 litre
Jaggery – 1/2 cup
Ghee – 1 tablespoon
Cashews – 10
Cardamom – 2
Raw camphor (pachaikarpooram) – a pinch


Pressure cook moong dhal and mash well. Boil milk till it reduces to half. Dissolve jaggery in little water, strain the dust and allow it to boil till it diffuses its raw smell. Now add in the mashed dhal and milk. Bring it to a boil. Season it with fried cashews, powdered cardamom and pachaikarpooram. Offer it to the LORD.

Thanks to Smt. Shanti Krishnakumar

  • General guidelines for healthier food – Both body and mind:
    • One should be thinking about Perumal (Nama Smaranam) while cooking, and the purpose should be to offer the preparation to Him.
    • Once the food is prepared, it should be offered to Perumal first. While offering, one should make sure that the food is neither too hot nor cold. It should be offered with love and affection.
    • Please do not offer either pre-cooked food bought from outside or any pre-consumed food.
    • Please follow thiruvaradanam kramam as instructed by your respective acharya. (
    • Follow ahara niyamam as much as possible. Atleast make sure that onion and garlic are not used at all.(
    • Please ensure that food which are not prasadams are not consumed.
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