Thiruvaathirai Kali

Thiruvaathirai is a hindu festival celebrated in Kerala and tamilnadu in the month of Dhanu or Margazhi( mid Dec- mid June). Aardhra dharisanam in Tamilnadu corresponds with thiruvaathirai in Kerala. Both are related to Lord Shiva.

INGREDIENTS

Raw rice- 1 cup

Moong dhal – 2 tbsp

Jaggery – 1 cup

Water – 1 cup

Grated coconut – 1 cup

Roast the raw rice to golden brown. Ground it to coarse powder.

Heat the moong dhal in the pan and half- cook it.

Heat the water in another vessel, add jaggery and stir it. When it dissolves completely, strain it to remove the dust.

To this add moong dhal and let it blend with the jaggery extract.

When the jaggery extract starts to boil, add the rice powder and mix it well without forming any lumps. Add grated coconut and stir well.

 Add enough ghee. the kali is ready.

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