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1/2 cup - Bengal gram dal
1/2 cup - Green gram dal
1 cup - Powdered jaggery
1 tbsp - Ghee
Cashew nuts, a few
Raisins, a few
How to Make Paruppu Puttu
Dry roast the dals together till they turn red and give out a pleasant aroma.
Wash and soak the roasted dals for 45 minutes.
Drain and grind the soaked dals into a coarse paste; sprinkle a little water if necessary.
Steam the paste in a pressure cooker for 10 minutes and cool.
Break the steamed lump into pieces.
Heat ghee in a pan and roast the cashew nuts and raisins.
Add the lentil pieces and cook them on low fire until they crumble into a fine sand like texture; stir now and then with a spatula.
In a separate pan, dissolve jaggery in one cup of water and strain.
Heat the jaggery water in another pan until it starts foaming to get a one string consistency.
Pour the jaggery syrup into the prepared dal and blend well.
If it becomes soggy you can put it on low flame and stir until you get the required texture.
Mix in powdered cardamom.
Serve either hot or cold.
Recipe courtesy: Chitra Amma's Kitchen
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