Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Okkarai

Another sweet we prepared for this diwali. This is commonly prepared in many south indian houses during diwali. A simple sweet but a tasty one. Forget your diet and eat this with a dollop of ghee. It is definitely worth it. 




Ingredients

- 1 cup Chana Dhal
- 1 tbsp Rice
- 2 cup Jaggery
- 2 Tbsp ghee
- few cashew
- 1 tbsp oil
- pinch of cardamom

Method

1. Dry roast chana dhal and rice until the lentils turns light brown and you get the aroma.
2. Soak the dhal in water for 1 hour.
3. Grind the dhal in blender into a  coarse paste.
4. Steam the paste in idli plates for 10 minutes (similar to idli).
5. Pour oil in a frying pan and add the steamed dhal.Fry this until the dhal crumbles into small pieces
6. In another pan add jaggery and add water until the jaggery is immersed
7. Boil this until the jaggery melts thoroughly. Filter it to remove any impurities.
8. Boil the liquid again until you get the proper consistency. To check the consistency pour a drop in a plate. Try rolling this drop between your thumb and index finger. If it turns into a ball then the consistency is correct.
10. Add the jaggery mixture to the channa dhal and reduce the flame. Stir it until it is mixed properly and the channa dhal is fluffy and dry. Add the ghee and stir it again.
11. To this, add roasted cashews and cardamom.

Serve this with a dollop of ghee.

3 comments:

srividhya Ravikumar

okkarai looks yummy dear... love it..

Priya

Its has been ages i had them..delicious okkarai..

Padma

Looks yummy. This is a must sweet for Diwali at home.

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