Paruppu Payasam is a must during a lot of festivals in entire South India. It is made from yellow lentils (moong dal).
Ayurveda suggests that the versatile Moong Dal should be a part of our everyday meals as it is loaded with iron and aids in growth. Moong dal in Sanskrit is called Mugdha meaning something that brings happiness; so that may be the reason our ancestors made sure that this versatile lentil was added to our food seamlessly.
Paruppu Payasam is a creamy, delicious dessert that is rich in proteins, vitamins and fibre.