All it takes is some jaggery and a cup of lentils. This payasam can cheer some people up!
Boil/Pressure cook moong dal. Keep the cooked dal aside.
Boil the milk and add the jaggery to it. Mix it till the jaggery completely blends with the milk.
In a pan, roast cashew, raisins and cinnamon stick in ghee.
Pour the jaggery & milk mix onto the roasted spices.
Add the cooked dal and add some water if you like.
Add the cardamom powder as well and let the mixture boil.
Vella Payasam is ready.