Friday, September 30, 2011
Navarathri Special - Hayagreeva and Payaru/Green gram sundal
Posting late for Day 2 of Navarathri.I prepared Hayagreeva a sweet and green gram/Payaru Sundal.
Hayagreeva is a sweet dish pepared with only three ingredients.Gram dhal, jaggery and coconut.It is offered as a neivedyam to lord Hayagreevar-the embodiment of knowledge!!!
Gram dhal/Kadale paruppu 1 cup
Jaggery 3/4 cup
Coconut /dry coconut 1/2 cup
Ghee 2-3 tbsp
Cardamom powder 1 tsp
Cashew nut few
Soak the gram dhal in water for 1/2 hr
Pressure cook it for 3-4 whistles. It has to be cooked thoroughly
Heat a pan and add the cooked gram dhal ans stir well.
To this add the grated jaggery and mix thorougly. Cook it in a low flame while continuously stirring it for 3-4 minutes. Using a masher is recommended to get a homogenous mixture.
When it starts to become thick add the coconut and cardamom powder. Mix well.Switch off the stove.
Heat another pan and add ghee to it. When sufficiently heated add the cashew. When it starts to brown add the raisins. Pour this into the prepared sweet.
This is sure to be liked by all at home:-)
Green gram 1 cup
Coconut 1/3 cup
Mustard 1 tsp
Black gram dhal 1/2 tsp
Green chillies 2-3( cut into small pieces)
Asafoetida 1/4 tsp
Oil 1 tbsp
Soak green gram in water overnight
Next morning drain out the water, wash it well and cook it with very little water in a pressure cooker upto 2 whistles.Should not be over cooked as it will turn mushy
Heat a pan, add oil to it. When it is heated , add the mustard and when it splutters add the black gram dhal, chillies and asafoetida and saute it.
Now add the cooked green gram to it and mix well. Add the necessary salt to it and mix well. Cook it for 2 minutes.Switch off the stove
Add the fresh grated coconut and mix well.
These were the neivedyam's on day 2 for the goddess at my home
Hope you all are having a great time with all the festivities around you!!!!!
See you all tomorrow with the third day's prasadam!!
Till then happy cooking:-)