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Aravanai

Traditional Devi Pooja Offering
Prep Time 30 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Cuisine Kerala
Servings 8 people

Ingredients
  

  • ½ cup Raw rice
  • ½ cup Green gram Cheruparippu
  • ½ cup Ghee
  • 3 cups Jaggery Sharkkara
  • ¼ cup Copra pieces
  • ¼ cup Cashews chopped
  • ¼ cup Raisins Onakka munthiri
  • ¼ cup Sugar candy Kalkandam
  • ½ cup Grated coconut

Instructions
 

  • Lightly roast green gram, till a nice aroma comes and the colour changes.
  • Wash rice and dal together.
  • Heat up a pressure pan.
  • Add rice and dal along with 2 cups of water.
  • Close the cooker, keep the weight and cook upto 2 whistles.
  • Allow it to cool.
  • Add 1/2 cup of water to jaggery and heat on a low flame, stirring continuously, till the jaggery dissolves completely.
  • Strain and add to the rice-dal mixture.
  • Cook, adding ghee little by little.
  • Add the copra fried in ghee.
  • When the whole mixture becomes a mass, add cashew and raisins fried in little ghee.
  • Remove from flame.
  • Add sugarcandy and freshly grated coconut.
  • :- It can be made only with rice without adding dal. :- You can cook the mixture for just one whistle and if thus made, rice will be slightly grainy. :- You can add 1 cup of ghee and 4 cups of jaggery. :- You can omit coconut and sugarcandy.
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