Friday, January 15, 2010

Thiruvathirai Kali with a difference - Cracked Wheat recipe

Thiruvathirai Kali with a difference

Cooking Time : 15-20 mins
Serves : 3-4


Cracked Wheat/Broken wheat(fine) - 1 cup
Moong Dhal - 1/4 cup
Coconut (chopped) - 1/4 Cup(optional)
Jaggery - 1 1/2 Cup
Cardamom Powder - 1 tsp
Ghee - 2 Tbsp
Cashew nuts - 8 to 10
Raisins - handful


Roast cracked wheat for a few minutes in a pan.
Add 1/2 cup water to jaggery and heat it. After it dissolves, remove & strain the mixture.
Heat 1Tbsp ghee, add cashew nuts , raisins & coconut in a pressure pan / shallow pressure

Add the washed Moong Dhal to it.
Also add the roasted cracked wheat, jaggery, Cardamom & remaining 1Tbsp Ghee.
Boil 2 cups of water till it starts simmering.
Add the boiled water to the pressure pan.
Cook for 2 whistles and then switch off.
Alternately, in place of a pressure pan, this could also be cooked directly on the stove

in a pan till well cooked which takes about 7 - 10 mins on a medium-high heat.

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