Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Sweet khichidi(chanadal and broken wheat)

I prepared this khichidi on our Sankranti festival.This is my grand mom's recipe, she used to garnish it with banana but  here i have used white sesame seed because normally here in belgaum people eat sesame seed and jaggery on this day so i used both in this sweet.
Broken wheat(dalia in hindi,gova kano in konkani)-1/2 cup
Chana dal( chick peas in english,chana dali in konkani)-1cup
cinnamon- 1small piece(powdered)
nutmeg powder- a small pinch
Ghee(clarified butter)1 cup
cashew nuts,almonds,melonseeds and sesame seeds for garnishing.

  •  Wash and soak broken wheat for about 1/2hour.
  • Dry roast chanadal in a pan , then wash and soak it with broken wheat.
  • Add water about 4 cups.Pressure cook both for about 30mins.
  • In a wide thick bottom kadai or pan make jaggery syrup using water 2 cups .
  • Boil till you get 1string syrup(just take a drop of the syrup and test with your thumb and 1st finger,if you feel the string then its done).
  • Now add boiled wheat and chanadal to the syrup and continue stirring all the time till its thick.Now add ghee and stir for about 5mins.
  • At last add cardamom powder,cinnamon powder and nutmeg powder.
  • Garnish with cashew nuts,almonds ,melon seeds and sesame seeds.

Serve hot or cold.


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