Sunday, November 25, 2012

Quick Sweet Beaten rice "Pachakajjaya"

Panchakajjaya is a must for every south indian puja.It is offered to god and then distributed among devotees.This beaten rice and popped rice panchakajjaya is splecialy prepared during Gana homa and during karthik masa in every temples.My amma(mother) used to prepare this on tulsipuja . If you are someone with an isstiable craving for sweets you definitely won't need a reason to cram down those calorie-rich sweet dishes.Your fitness regimen and low cal diet notwithstanding! As a teenager,i often embarked on culinary expeditions, whipping up those sweet items that required micro efforts,but gave macro gastronomical pleasure.So here is my all time favourite sweet dish kallailo povu ..sweet beaten rice.
Prep time: 10 mins
Cook time: 0
Total time: 10 mins

  • 2 cups Beaten rice/avalakki/poha ( thin)
  • 1 cup Popped rice/layi/aralu
  • 1 cup Jaggery
  • 1 1/2 cup Grated coconut
  • 1/2tsp Black sesame seeds/thil
  • 1/2tsp Cardamom powder
  • 2tsp Ghee ( optional)
Cooking Directions
  1. Roast black thil over low flame till you get nice aroma.
  2. Take a vessel add jaggery ,ghee and coconut,blend it well with your hand until jaggery melts completely and mixture becomes sticky add in all the remaining ingredients and serve.


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