Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Okarai (Traditional South Indian Diwali Sweet)

Traditional Diwali Recipe Okarai

This is a traditonal diwali recipe. It is made from chana dal and jaggery.

Ingredients

  • Chana dhal...................... 2cups
  • Jaggery...........................2cups
  • Cardamom powder........1tsp
  • Cashew nuts...................few
  • Ghee..............................2tsp

Method


  • Wash the chana dhal and cook it with little water.
  • Do not over cook.Remove the water and grind coarsely in blender. 
  • Heat a pan with little water and add jaggery and stir it.
  • When the syrup comes out thick, pour one drop on little water.
  • If it is solid, add the ground chana dal and put off the heat.
  • Add cardamom powder and stir it continuously for 5 minutes. 
  • Fry the cashews and mix with okarai

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