Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Sweet Khichdi

Also known as Sweet Pongal, this is a popular South Indian sweet made for festivals and functions. The real taste of sweet khichdi can be attained by mixing in a spoonful of fresh ghee, topped with banana discs. Khichdi can also be relished with Urad Maida or Urad Rice Dasa.
Sweet Khichdi with Urad Rice Dosa
This is my personal favourite. We followed Jaya V Shenoy's cook book 'Oota Upaahaara' but the quantity of sugar has been reduced a bit here as we like it less sweeter. We also used broken wheat(Dalia) in place of rava and added roasted cashew bits for better taste. Today is Shashti at Manjeshwar and Sweet Khichdi is made at many homes this day to celebrate the festival.
Broken Wheat(Or thick rava) - 1 Cup
Chana Daal - 1/2 Cup
Coconut(Medium size) - 1/2, grated
Sugar - 1 Cup
Ghee - 6-8 Teaspoon
Cardamom powder - 1/2 Tsp
Raisins - A handful
Cashew bits(Optional) - A handful roasted with little ghee

Roast the chana daal till slightly browned. Wash and keep aside.
Roast broken wheat/rava with 3 teaspoon ghee and keep aside.
Cook chana daal with 3/4 cup water till soft. Add rava and cook till done.
Add sugar and keep stirring.
Once sugar has melted and the mass keeps boiling, add grated coconut and mix.
When the khichdi gets thickened, add the remaining ghee, cardamom powder raisins and roasted cashew bits.

Garnish with banana discs as shown in the picture.


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Rajanikanth Shenoy, Kudpi said...

I am happy that my recipes are well appreciated. Thank you.


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