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Madgane Konkani Dessert
Madgane is a traditional festive dessert from Konkan region of India. Madgane is prepared using rice, Split Chickpeas/Chana Dal and jaggery and is also known as Chana Dal Kheer or payasam. This is easy to make and uses handful of ingredients. This has got a hint of coconut flavour gives an extra kick to the dessert. Madgane is healthy, Gluten Free and Dairy Free dessert so this can be enjoyed by most of us...So check out the ingredients and steps to follow.
I have adapted the recipe from a friend Khushi and have changed few things and it turned out awesome.
You may also be interested in other Festive desserts and here are few.
Puran Poli / Bobbatlu

Sheer Khurma

Thandai Baked Yogurt / Misti Doi
Level: Easy
total Time: 40 mins
Serves: 4

Chana dal / Split chickpeas: 1/2 cup
Rice Flour: 2 tablespoon
Grated Jaggery / Brown sugar: 1/2 to 3/4 cup (to taste)
Coconut milk: 400ml (1 can)
Cardamom powder: 1/2 tsp

Cashew chopped: 1 1/2 tablespoon
Almonds chopped: 1 1/2  tablespoon
Pistachio chopped: 1 1/2 tablespoon
Butter / Ghee: 2 tablespoon
Saffron for garnish

In a pressure cooker add chana dal and dry roast for 2 mins and pour 1.5 cups of water and pressure cook for 4 whistles or until dal is cooked but not mushy(dal should hold its shape)
Now add Jaggery and Rice Flour to the dal and cook until jaggery is melted. Once jaggery is melted then add coconut milk and cardamom powder to it and bring it to boil. Cook until the desired consistency.
In a small pan add butter/ghee and add nuts and fry till they turn golden brown and then add this to the dessert.

You can replace coconut milk with any dairy free milk or can use full fat milk.
If you are vegan then don't add butter,simply dry roast the nuts and add to the dessert.

This dessert thickens up when it cool downs. Just before serving add little water and bring it to boil,  as this tastes the best when served hot.

After having some sweet dish you might be interested in snacks, here are few
Lauki Ki Puri


Poha Chivda

Oats Spinach Pakoda
Wanna try....let set go...

Madgane is going to be part of #foodiemonday #DalDelights #bloghop recipes


  1. This sounds just like our kadalaparippu payasam, but simpler since rice flour is used to thicken it and there is no constant stirring... I wish I could grab one bowl now, so tempting!

  2. Have had this dessert in peoples places..thanks for the recipe..Nisa..looks delicious.

  3. Looks intriguing, Nisa. AWESOME share !

  4. Sounds tempting! Lovely authentic recipe share. Elaborate steps and helpful tips too. Beautiful presentation as always Nisa!

  5. Very beautifully captured pics nisa...the name itself says that the dish is yummy

  6. I am sucker for channa dal but haven't been making any payasams lately. Should try this soon..

  7. Lovely traditional share Nisa

  8. Awesome share Nisa.looks so inviting. Loved the idea of dairy free dessert.

  9. Thank you Nisa for introducing me to a new dessert. It looks so delicious. Never tasted.

  10. Lovely Share Nisa!! I love this channa dal kheer. Thanks for sharing a traditional recipe.

  11. WOW! Your version looks so beautiful and delicious dear!

    1. its ur recipe but bit changed...thank you for the recipe it was awesome

  12. very much interesting n tempting...


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