Sunday, 8 January 2012

Thiruvathirai Kali

Thiruvathirai kali is an authentic rice based sweet served along with kootu during the festival of Thiruvathirai.

Ingredients - Serves 4
  • Rice - 1 cup
  • Brown sugar - 3/4 cup (or jaggery)
  • Cardamom - 2 nos
  • Cashew nuts - 2 tbsp
  • Grated coconut - 1 tbsp
  • Ghee - 2 tbsp


  • Wash the rice and dry it by spreading on a kitchen towel (dry completely)
  • Heat the pan with ghee, fry cashew nuts & keep it aside
  • Heat the same pan and roast the dried rice to slight brown colour
  • Remove from the pan and allow it to cool

  • Grind rice into coarse powder in a mixer
  • In a heavy bottomed pan add brown sugar and 2 1/2 cups of water
  • Bring it to boil and add cardamom and coconut
  • Slowly add the grounded rice & dhal to the boiling brown sugar and mix well
  • Transfer the mixture to the pressure cooker pan and pressure cook it for 2 whistles
  • Add roasted cashew nuts and mix well
  • Serve with vegetable kootu

    Nutritional Information
    • Per serving = 275 calories approximately

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