South India has so many kheer recipes, and Senaga Pappu Payasam or Kadala Parippu Pradhaman is one of them. It is made with Bengal Gram (Chana Dal), Coconut Milk, and Jaggery (Gur).
In a kadhai, over medium flame, dry roast the chana dal till it starts to brown.
Soak the roasted chana dal in 1 cup water for 30 minutes.
Pressure cook the chana dal for 2-3 whistles, till it is just cooked. Do not overcook the dal or it will become pulpy.
Let the dal cool a bit.
Using a heavy ladle, mash the dal a bit. We just want to breakup the dal and not make it a pulp. Let some dal retain its shape.
In a heavy bottomed vessel, add 1/3 cup water and the jaggery.
Over medium heat, melt the jaggery.
Add the mashed dal to the jaggery syrup. Mix well.
Over medium flame, cook for 5 minutes till the mix starts to simmer.
Lower the heat.
Add the coconut milk and mix well.
Over low to medium flame, let the payasam simmer for 5 minutes.
Turn off the heat.
Add the edible camphor and mix well.
Cover and set aside.
In a ladle, heat the ghee
Add the cashews and coconut pieces.
Stir-fry till the pieces just start to turn brown.
Add the cashews and coconut to the Senaga Pappu Payasam | Kadala Parippu Payasam.
Offer as naivedyam and enjoy as prasadam. :)