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Rail Palaharam Recipe

Rail Palaharam is a popular Indian Dessert
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On :
Thursday, 17 April, 2014
Category :
Kid friendly Recipe
Course :
Dessert Recipe
Cuisine :
Indian Recipe
Technique :
Stewed Recipe
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Servings :
Serves 2
Rated 4 based on 100 votes


  • 2 cups - Rice flour
  • 1/2 - fresh Coconut (grated)
  • 1/2 cup - moong dal (soaked for 2 hours)
  • 1 inch - Ginger
  • 3-4 - Green chillies (can add more if required)
  • 1 bunch - coriander
  • A few sprigs - Curry leaves
  • 1/2 tsp -jeera
  • 1- Lime ( to make juice)
  • salt
  • Seasoning:
  • 3 tbsp - oil
  • 1/2 tsp - mustard
  • 1/2 tsp - Jeera
  • 1 tsp - Urad Dal
  • 1 tsp - Turmeric
  • Curry leaves
  • How to Make Rail Palaharam:

    1. For the masala: Grind together soaked moong dal, coconut, ginger, green chillies, jeera, coriander, curry leaves, lime juice and salt to a thick paste.
    2. Avoid using water. Keep this aside.
    3. Meanwhile boil 2 cups of water with 1/2 tsp of salt.
    4. Add the rice flour and immediately remove from the fire.
    5. Mix with a spoon, cover and keep this aside to cool off.
    6. Once this is cool enough, knead it into a dough, make 1/2 cms thick long cylinders and steam cook these.
    7. Once the cylinders are cooked and have become cool, cut them into small 1/4 inch pieces and keep aside.
    8. Heat the oil in a thick bottom pan and season with above mentioned ingredients.
    9. Once the urad dal is slightly golden brown, add the ground paste and mix well.
    10. Cover and cook for 5 minutes, mixing it in between to avoid sticking to the pan.
    11. Add the cylinders to this and mix well. Cook on a low flame for 15 - 20 minutes, mixing every 3 minutes.
    12. Once the paste reaches a dry consistency remove from flame and serve hot or warm.


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