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Name of Event

Deepavali (Diwali) - the festival of lights

Cuisine From

India

Description

Sweet coconut/cashew nut flavoured dessert

Summary

Yield 4 servings
Preparation time 5-10 mins
Cooking time 20-30 mins
Main Ingredient Rice/Dhal

Ingredients

  • 1 cup green gram dhal *
  • 1/2 cup rice flour 
  • 1/2 cup Rawa (type of semolina)*
  • 2 cups Jaggery powdered  *
  • 1/2 cup Ghee  (clarified butter)
  • 10-15 unsalted cashew nuts
  • 1 cup coconut gratings (desicated coconut)
  • 1 tsp cardamom powder 

* Available Indian grocers...see link to our guide below.

Instructions

Fry green gram dhal in a teaspoon of ghee till it becomes light brown.

Pressure cook with two cups of water till soft. Alternatively simmer in a saucepan until soft.

Fry the cashew nuts in a teaspoon of ghee and keep aside.

Add ½ cup water to jaggery powder and bring to boil. Strain it and keep aside.

In a kadai (saucepan) put 2 to 3 tablespoons of ghee and fry rava till you get nice aroma. Add rice flour and fry for a while.

Add coconut gratings and fry for two to three minutes on medium flame. Now add the cooked dhal mashed well along with the jaggery syrup. Mix well. Stir continuously till all blends well and become thick.

Add the remaining ghee and stir once again till it leaves the sides of the vessel. Add fried cashew nuts and cardamom powder and mix well. Transfer it to a greased bowl.

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