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September 9, 2018

Kadalai Paruppu Pooranam Kozhukattai – Chana Dal Sweet Poornam Kozhukattai With Video

Kadalai paruppu pooranam kozhukattai

Every year on Ganesh Chaturthi festival, we make chana dal sweet poornam kozhukattai / kadalai paruppu poorana kozhukattai for neivedyam. Basically sweet kozhukattai can be prepared by stuffing kozhukattai with chana dal pooranam, moong dal poornam or with coconut/ thengai pooranam. But we all love Kadalai paruppu purana kozhukattai more than other stuffing. 

As this pooranam can be refrigerated and used up to 2 weeks, I make it in large quantity and use the same for making sweet poli/ obbattu, suzhiyan and sweet paratha.

To make soft poorna kozhukattai, there are certain points to remember. I have shared all the points as tips in the end of this post. Do read them before you start making this kozhukattai.  Also check out the detailed video on how to make chana dal sweet pooranam, making kozhukattai maavu using idiyappam flour and shaping modagam with and without kolukattai mould. Lets see how to make chana dal sweet pooranam kozhukattai with step by step pictures and video.

Kadalai paruppu pooranam

Chana dal pooranam kozhukattai / Kadalai paruppu poorana kozhukattai recipe

Chana dal pooranam kozhukattai / Kadalai paruppu poorana kozhukattai recipe

Chana dal pooranam kozhukattai / Kadalai paruppu poorana kozhukattai recipe - Sweet kozhukattai for Ganesh chaturthi

Cuisine: South Indian
Category: Dessert
Serves: 15 
Prep time: 10 Minutes
Cook time: 20 Minutes
Total time: 30 Minutes


For chana dal pooranam ( 1 CUP - 240ML)
  • Chana dal / Kadalai paruppu – 1/2 cup
  • Water – 2 cups ( to pressure cook dal)
  • Powdered jaggery – 3/4 cup
  • Grated coconut – 1/4 cup
  • Cardamom – 3 nos (powdered)
  • Water – 1/3 cup ( to make jaggery syrup)
  • Salt – a pinch (optional)
For kozhukattai maavu
  • Idiyappam flour / Kozhukattai flour - 1 cup
  • Water - 1.5 to 2 cups
  • Salt - 1/2 tsp
  • Cooking oil - 1 tsp


  1. Take the chana dal / Kadalai paruppu in a pressure cooker.
  2. Add water, few drops of cooking oil. Pressure cook in low flame for 2 whistles. 
  3. Drain the excess water. Mash or grind the dal. 
  4. Melt jaggery in water. Strain the syrup. Boil and add the dal paste, grated coconut, cardamom.
  5. Mix till thick. Transfer the pooranam to a box. Cool down and then make balls.
  6. To make kozhukattai dough, boil water adding salt and cooking oil. Add to idiyappam flour.
  7. Make soft, smooth dough without cracks. Cover with a wet cloth till use.
  8. Make modagam shape by stuffing the chana dal pooranam. Steam it for 8 minutes.
  9. Remove when warm. Offer to Lord Ganesh and Enjoy !
  • Pressure cook chana dal by adding the required water and a drop of oil. Drain the water. Grind without water or mash it well to make a paste without adding water and set aside.
Kadalai paruppu pooranam
  • In a bowl, take the powdered jaggery and add little water to cover it.When its melted , strain to remove impurities OR if the jaggery is pure, add it directly to the mashed dal along with grated coconut.
Kadalai paruppu pooranam
  • If using syrup, strain it. Wash the kadai and add the syrup, grated coconut and cooked dal, cardamom powder( please do not add water, the coconut itself leaves water which will be enough.)
  • Mix well until the mixture leaves the sides and becomes a thick whole mass. ( Do not add water while adding the dal paste because the lesser you add the water , sooner the pooranam will start to leave the sides and becomes thick.. Stuffing will be ready)
Kadalai paruppu pooranam
  • Make small balls out of the stuffing and keep ready.
  • The unused stuffing can be refrigerated and used for 10 to 15 days.
Kadalai paruppu pooranam


  • I used a ready made kozhukattai mould to make a good shape. U can also try the shape which is shown in the video to make mothagam/ coconut shape.
  • in the pictures below, I’ve explained using kozhukattai mould. Take the mould, open it and grease it with gingely oil. Take a small ball from the Kozhukattai dough and keep it inside the mould. Just spread it all the sides till 3/4 of the mould by keeping the center empty. Now close the mould and press it with ur left hand fingers.
Kadalai paruppu pooranam kozhukattai
  • Now place the dal pooranam in the center.Take a small berry sized ball and place it on the top of the dal pooranam and seal it well.
Kadalai paruppu pooranam kozhukattai
  • Now open the mould , u’ll get a nicely shaped kozhukattai.
  • Follow the same for the remaining. Grease an idli plate with oil. Arrange the kozhukattai.
  • Boil water in an idli pot.. Keep the idli plate and steam it for  8 to 10 minutes. Cooked kozhukattai looks shiny. Switch off the flame and eemove the kozhukattai from idli plate after it becomes warm. If you try to remove it hot, kozhukattai may break.  
Kadalai paruppu pooranam kozhukattaisweet pooranam kozhukattai
  • The same pooranam can be done using coconut alone. For that channa dal is not needed. Just make the jaggery syrup , add the grated coconut , cardamom powder & mix till it leaves the sides.
  • Remove & stuff it using the above said procedure.
  • For thengai pooranam , jaggery can be 1:1 would be enough.
  • To make soft kozhukattai, always use good quality idiyappam flour. Homemade processed rice flour gives the best result. 
  • Add the right quantity of hot water to make the kozhukattai dough. If the water is less, kozhukattai may break while shaping and tastes hard and chewy.
  • If the water is more, dough becomes too sticky. Shaping would be difficult and kozhukattai will break after cooking. 
  • Always make the stuffing part / Pooranam first. Do not make kozhukattai dough in advance. Make it just before making kozhukattai else dough will dry and gives hard kozhukattai.
  • Make the kozhukattai maavu smooth without cracks. Do not add more water and make it sticky. If the dough is sticky, grease with oil and knead for 5 minutes.
  • Before steaming the kozhukattai, make sure water in the idli pot is roll boiling. It helps to cook the kozhukattai soon and keeps it soft. 
  • Do not remove the kozhukattai from the idli plate when it is hot. Remove after kozhukattai becomes warm. It will come out easily without cracks else kozhukattai may break. 
chana dal pooranam kozhukattai
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August 25, 2018

Kondakadalai Sundal Recipe–Black Channa Sundal–South Indian Chana Sundal

Black chana sundal

In Tamilnadu, people make Sakkarai pongal and kondakadalai sundal for Varalakshmi pooja, Ganesh Chaturthi, Tamil new year and Navarathri festival. We make this sundal with white chana or brown chana. My MIL usually says it is auspicious to make black chana sundal( i.e Kala chana in Hindi, Black chickpeas sundal in English, Karuppu Konda kadalai sundal in Tamil) during festival days. Yesterday I prepared Sakkarai pongal and brown chana sundal for Varalakshmi vratham prasadam. Usually I make sundal in a simple way by grinding coconut, chilli and cumin seeds. I don’t ad any masala powder or fennel seeds if making for God. Some people also make this sundal by adding sundal podi. I will try post that version later during Navratri. Today lets see an easy method of making brown kondakadalai sundal recipe with step by step pictures.

Check out my other sundal recipes

konda kadalai sundal

Kondakadalai sundal - Black chana sundal recipe

Kondakadalai sundal - Black chana sundal recipe

South Indian style kondakadalai sundal recipe for festivals.

Cuisine: South Indian
Category: Sundal Recipes
Serves: Serves 4
Prep time: 10 hours
Cook time: 20 Minutes
Total time: 10H10H30 Minutes


1 cup = 250ml
  • Brown chana / Kondakadalai / chickpeas - 1 cup
  • Water - as needed
  • Cooking soda / baking soda - a pinch (optional)
To Grind
  • Grated coconut - 1/3 cup
  • Green chilli - 1 no
  • Cumin seeds /Jeera - 1/4 tsp
To Temper
  • Coconut oil - 1 tbsp
  • Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Curry leaves - Few
  • Asafetida / Hing - 2 pinches
  • >Red chilli – 1 no


  1. Wash and soak black chana / kondakadalai overnight or for 6 hours.
  2. In a pressure cooker, cook the channa till soft adding required water and a pinch of soda.
  3. Drain the excess water and set aside.
  4. Grind coconut, chilli and cumin seeds without water. Set aside.
  5. In a kadai, heat oil. Temper mustard seeds, red chilli, curry leaves and hing.
  6. Add the cooked brown chana and salt. Mix well.
  7. Add the ground coconut and saute for few minutes.
  8. Switch off the flame. You can add some lemon juice if you like.
  9. Serve hot and enjoy !


  • Wash and soak black chana / kondakadalai in enough water for 6 hours to overnight. You can a pinch of cooking soda while soaking for when pressure cooking the chickpeas.

  • After soaking drain the water, take the chickpeas in pressure cooker. Add required water and pressure cook in very low flame for 2 whistles. Remove the chickpeas and drain the cooked water.

  • Grind coconut, green chilli and cumin seeds to a coarse paste without adding water. Set aside.
  • kondakadalai sundal

  • Heat oil in a kadai. Temper mustard seeds, curry leaves, red chilli and hing. Add cooked chana, ground coconut mixture and required salt. Mix well and cook for few minutes in medium flame.
    • kondakadalai sundal  
    kondakadalai sundal
  • Switch off the flame. Add few drops of lemon juice if you like. Serve hot or warm.

Enjoy !      


  • You can add baking soda to cook the chickpeas really soft. You can skip if you don’t want to use it.
  • For variations, you can saute 2 red chilli or green chilli and add the grated coconut at the end. This is a No grind version.
  • If you want masala flavor, you can grind fennel seeds instead of cumin seeds.
  • You can also add a pinch of garam masala powder for more masala flavor.
  • You can also add onion if you are not offering to God.
Try this easy, healthy black chana sundal and enjoy !

Chana sundal

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August 21, 2018

Garelu Recipe – Crispy Minapa Garelu Recipe - Vada Recipe in Mixie


Medu vada / urad dal vada i.e Minapa garelu in Telugu is a popular breakfast and teatime snack recipe all over India. As Varalakshmi viratham is fast approaching, I thought of sharing this Andhra style garelu which is a must to do recipe for Varalakshmi pooja prasad/ neivedyam. My neighbors from Andhra taught me how to make this easy, perfectly crispy minapa vada batter in mixie. I also referred my mixie vada recipe and Mrudula’s cookbook Youtube video for more tips and tricks to make crispy, spongy vada just like hotel ones. Basically urad dal vada is prepared by adding onions  But if we are making for festival and pooja, we should prepare vada without onion. In that case, you can make plain vada or with pepper.

In Andhra, people make it plain without any toppings for Varalakshmi pooja. So I have shared the same in pictures. I have also shared an easy method for shaping vada for beginners. Please refer the video for more details.  As we are grinding the vada batter in mixie, there are certain points to remember to make it perfect. I have listed the tips and tricks below. Please go through the points before you start with this recipe. For grinding more quantity, grind the batter using grinder. Mixie works for small quantity. Ok, Lets see how to make medu vada in mixie with step by step pictures and video.

Check out my Vada recipe using grinder, Pepper vada, Cabbage vada, Mixed vegetable vada and Anjaneyar kovil vadai.


1.Refrigerate the dal while soaking. Soak for 3 to 4 hours.
2.Use ice cold water(dal soaked water) for grinding.
3.Do not add salt while grinding dal.
4.Beat the batter after adding rice flour.
5.Batter should be fluffy and smooth.
6.Refrigerate the batter till use.
7.Add salt and toppings (onion, pepper) only before frying vada.
8.Always grease your hands in water for shaping vada.

minapa garelu recipe

Minapa Garelu Recipe - Crispy Medu Vada Batter in Mixie

Minapa Garelu Recipe - Crispy Medu Vada Batter  in Mixie

Learn how to make Andhra style minapa garelu recipe / Urad dal vada with step by step pictures.

Cuisine: Andhra
Category: Snacks
Serves: 15 nos
Prep time: 180 Minutes
Cook time: 5 Minutes
Total time: 185 Minutes


1 cup - 250ml
  • White round urad dal - 1 cup
  • Ice water - as needed ( I used around 1/3 cup + 1 tbsp)
  • Green chilli - 1
  • Ginger - 1/2 inch piece
  • Rice flour - 1 to 1.5 tsp (Completely optional)
To add in vada batter
  • Big onion - 1 (finely chopped)
  • Curry leaves - Few (-do-)
  • Coriander leaves - 2 tbsp (-do-)
  • Cumin seeds / Jeera - 1/2 tsp
  • Pepper corns - 1/2 tsp (optional)
  • Hing / Asafetida - 1/4 tsp
  • Salt - as needed
  • Cooking oil - to deep fry vada


  1. Wash and soak urad dal in required water for 4 hours in refrigerator.
  2. Grind to a coarse paste adding green chilli, ginger, soaked urad dal without adding water.
  3. Wipe the sides. Add 1/4 cup ice water. Grind to smooth paste.
  4. Add more water gradually to make a fine, smooth paste.
  5. Transfer the vada batter to a vessel. Add rice flour if needed and beat the batter well for 5 minutes.
  6. Then add the toppings like onion and other ingredients. Add salt, hing. Mix well and shape vada.
  7. Heat oil and deep fry vada by cooking both sides. Remove and serve hot with coconut chutney  as side dish !


  • Wash and soak urad dal in required water in refrigerator for 4 hours. If not 4 hours, keep the dal inside the refrigerator atleast for an hour. You can also soak the dal without refrigeration and use ice water only for grinding. Ice water helps to prevent mixie jar getting heated.

  • In a big mixer jar, take the soaked urad dal by draining all the water completely. Reserve the soaked ice water in a bowl. Add ginger and green chilli. DO NOT ADD SALT. Grind to a coarse paste without adding water. Wipe the sides of jar and grind it well.
garelu recipe
  • Add 1/4 cup of ice water and grind to paste. Wipe the sides and mix well. Add little more water in few tbsp and grind to a smooth buttery paste without any grits. Do not add more water while grinding. Its the most important point to make perfect vada batter.
  • garelu recipe
  • Vada batter should be thick. It should form a stiff peak when you drop the batter. It is the right consistency. Transfer the batter to a vessel.
  • garelu recipe
  • Add rice flour if necessary and beat the batter for 5 minutes using a whisk. DO NOT USE YOUR HANDS FOR BEATING THE BATTER. Batter may become watery due to the heat of your hands. Vada batter become fluffy and light.
  • garelu recipe
  • Take some water in a bowl. Add a small piece of  Vada batter and check if it floats on top of water. If the batter settles down, you should grind it more or beat more.
  • Add some water to the mixie jar. Grind to wash the jar. Transfer the washed water to a small bowl and use it for greasing your hands while shaping vada.
garelu recipe
  • After beating the batter,  add salt, hing, cumin seeds, Pepper corns (optional) and prepare vada if making for pooja. If you are making for breakfast or snack, add  finely chopped onion, curry leaves, coriander leaves, cumin seeds and pepper corns (optional). Add required salt and hing. Mix well and set aside.
  • Heat oil to deep fry. Drop a pinch of batter to check the heat of oil. To shape vada, take a dosa flipper and grease it with water. Grease your hands with water and take some batter. Keep it on the dosa flipper. Make a hole in the center. Invert the ladle and drop the vada in hot oil. Shake the dosa flipper slightly for the vada to drop in oil Or dip the ladle slightly in oil so that vada releases to the oil as soon as it starts to cook.
  • For method 2 to shape vada : Grease hands with water and take a small portion of batter. Make a hole the center and shape the vada, Drop in hot oil to deep fry.
garelu recipe
  • Flip and cook both sides in medium flame till bubbles cease. Remove the vada and serve.
  • You can enjoy this crispy, hot vada with coconut chutney, sambar or make curd vada and enjoy !
  • garelu recipe

    Enjoy !


  • Do not add salt while grinding the batter.
  • Beat the batter till fluffy after adding rice flour.
  • Deep fry in medium flame for even cooking.
  • Please check the beginning of this post for more tips and tricks.
Try this medu vada recipe easily in mixie and enjoy the festival !
Crispy garelu recipe

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July 6, 2018

Chiroti Rava Kesari Bath Recipe – Chiroti Rava Recipes

Kesari bath with chiroti rava
Kesari bath is one of the most popular sweets and breakfast recipe in Karnataka. It can be prepared using chiroti rava / fine rava or coarse upma rava/ Bombay rava. I have already shared a rava kesari bath recipe using Bombay rava (Sooji, Semolina, Upma rava). Today I have shared Karnataka hotel style chiroti rava kesari bath recipe learning from my School moms friend Tara. 

Recently I tasted Chow chow bath from a popular restaurant here in Bangalore. They served Pineapple kesari bath and uppittu recipes along with coconut chutney. In that, I found Kesari bath with Pine apple is prepared using chiroti rava and rava uppittu with upma rava. So I too prepared the same at home and made chow chow bhath for our weekend breakfast. It came out really well equal to hotel taste.

 I am planning to make a post about chow chow bath this weekend. Before that, I wanted to share kesari bhath and uppittu recipes. Recently I posted rava uppittu recipe. Today lets see how to make Karnataka style chiroti rava kesari bath with step by step pictures and video !

Soon I will try to share banana kesari bath recipe that is prepared as prasadam for Sathya Narayana Pooja and Varamahalakshmi festival. Now don’t forget to check my fool proof recipe of Rava kesari for beginners and my collection
 of 12 Kesari varieties !

Kesari bath recipe

Chiroti Rava Kesari Bath Recipe - Karnataka Rava Kesari

Chiroti Rava Kesari Bath Recipe - Karnataka style

Karnataka style rava kesari using chiroti rava / fine rava

Cuisine: Karnataka
Category: Sweet
Serves: 4
Prep time: 5 Minutes
Cook time: 15 Minutes
Total time: 20 Minutes


1 cup = 250ml
  • Chiroti rava / Fine semolina/ Fine sooji – 1/2 cup
  • Sugar – 1 cup
  • Water – 2 cups (1:4 rava & water ratio)
  • Cooking oil – 2 tbsp ( Use refined oil)
  • Melted Ghee – 1/2 cup
  • Cardamom powder or pineapple essence – 1/2 tsp
  • Cloves – 2 nos
  • Cashews and dry grapes - Few
  • Yellow food color - A pinch
  • Salt - A pinch
  • Pineapple pieces - 1/4 cup ( Mix with 1 tbsp sugar), optional.


  1. In a kadai, heat 1 tbsp ghee. Roast cashews, dry grapes and cloves till golden.
  2. Add fine rava and roast for 5 minutes.
  3. Boil water adding food color. Add to the rava in low flame. Mix without lumps.
  4. Cover cook for 5 minutes. Add sugar and mix without lumps.
  5. Add 1tbsp ghee at regular intervals. Mix till kesari becomes non-sticky like halwa and release ghee in sides. Remove from kadai.
  6. Transfer to a bowl. Scoop with a ladle. Serve hot or warm for best taste !


  • In a bowl, boil 2 cups of water adding 2 pinches of yellow food color. Let the water roll boil in medium flame. If you are using pineapple pieces or pineapple crush, you should add in this water. But soak the pineapple pieces in 1 tbsp sugar for 10 minutes before adding to water. 
  •  At the same time, take a good non-stick kadai. Add 1tbsp ghee. Roast the cashews, dry grapes and cloves. Add rava to it and roast in medium flame. Keep mixing the rava to avoid getting burnt. (Some people remove the roasted cashews +dry grapes in a plate and add at the end. But I add rava directly just like hotel ones.) Lower the flame completely or switch it off.
    Chiroti rava kesari bath
  • Add the hot water carefully to the roasted rava. It splashes. So please be careful. Mix quickly without forming lumps. 
    Chiroti rava kesari bath
  • Switch on the stove and increase the flame to medium. Keep mixing till all the water is absorbed by the rava. It becomes thick. Cover the kadai with a lid. Cook for 5 minutes in low flame.
    Chiroti rava kesari bath
  • After the rava is cooked well and soft, add sugar to it. Mix well. Sugar melts and kesari becomes watery. Mix in low to medium flame till thick.
    Chiroti rava kesari bath
  • Mix 1/2 cup melted ghee + 2 tbsp cooking oil (use flavorless oil like refined oil) in a bowl. Add 1tbsp of ghee to the kesari mixture. Mix till ghee is absorbed by the kesari. Again add 1tbsp and stir till its absorbed. Repeat the same till all the ghee is used.  Stir in low to medium flame. Do not cook in high flame as the kesari may turn chewy and hard.
  • By this time, kesari becomes non-sticky like halwa. It leaves the sides and bottom of kadai completely, add the remaining ghee if any.  Keep cooking in low to medium flame. Kesari starts to release ghee in the corners slightly. Touch the kesari and check if its non-sticky. Remove in a bowl. It falls easily without any traces in the kadai. This kesari bath would be goey in consistency when hot. But it becomes slightly thick and scoop-able when warm. Pictures are taken after its warm. Scoop with a ghee greased ladle and serve hot in a bowl or plate. Enjoy ! 
  • PS : You can reheat it anytime before serving.For this, take a kadai and heat the required amount of kesari in medium flame. Do not add water or ghee. Just keep mixing. It will become hot and starts to release the ghee. Remove and serve hot. You can also reheat in microwave by keeping in high power for one to 2 minutes. Mix it once in the middle. Chiroti rava kesari bath


  • Add 3/4 cup of sugar for mild sweet taste.
  • Please do not reduce the quantity of ghee and oil. It helps to give softness to the kesari. If needed, you should add 1 to 2 tbsp more than the mentioned quantity.  In hotels, they usually add more vanaspati and less ghee. But its not healthy. 
  • Addition of cooking oil helps to maintain the texture of kesari else it will harden as it cools down. But you can skip and add more ghee if you like. 
  • Do not use ground nut oil or any other oil with strong smell. Use odorless and colorless oil. Refined oil is the best.
  • If adding pineapple pieces, mix with some sugar. Let it soak. for 15 minutes. Add the pineapple pieces to the water. Boil till its cooked. Then add the water to the kesari.
  • For beginners, please check my kesari bath recipe using Bombay rava. I have mentioned an easy, fool proof method.

Easy, yummy Karnataka style Chiroti rava kesari is ready to serve. Tastes delicious !!
Karnataka hotel style kesari bath

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June 26, 2018

Peanut Ladoo With Jaggery – Groundnut Laddu Recipe - Verkadalai Laddu

Peanut ladoo recipe with jaggery
Peanut ladoo with jaggery
 I learnt this easy peanut ladoo with jaggery (Verkadalai vellam laddu in Tamil, Shenga laddu in Kannada) from my friend Shalini. Its just a two ingredients recipe with two step process. She told this laddu recipe is very special among her community people in Andhra (Telugu). There is also a popular snacks shop in Shevapet, Salem that sell this ladoo. My husband Sendhil loves peanut based low calorie snacks like peanut chikki / Kadalai mittai. When I was telling this to my Shalini, she suggested this healthy ladoo recipe with the same combination of peanut and jaggery just like chikki. As we all know peanut and jaggery when eaten together gives us immense health benefits. So I was double happy to learn this easy, low calorie peanut laddu recipe without ghee. I made this for my Thursday Guru Pooja neivdeyam. This laddu became a super hit recipe in my house😃. Friends, you too give a try. If you have roasted and deskinned peanuts in hand, you can make this laddu in the next 5 minutes. You can also pack it for kids and adults snacks box. This peanut laddu stays good upto one week. So you can make, store and enjoy anytime. Ok, lets see how to make this simple, easy, yummy and super healthy peanut jaggery ladoo with step by step pictures.

Check out my Peanut chutney recipes in this link.
Peanut ladoo recipe

Peanut ladoo with jaggery

Peanut ladoo with jaggery

Peanut ladoo with jaggery - Healthy, easy sweet recipe with peanuts.

Cuisine: Indian
Category: Sweet
Serves: 8 nos
Prep time: 5 Minutes
Cook time: 5 Minutes
Total time: 10 Minutes


1 cup -250ml
  • Roasted & Deskinned Peanuts - 1/2 cup
  • Grated or powdered jaggery - 1/2 cup( add 2tbsp more for extra sweetness)


  1. Dry roast the peanuts in a kadai or microwave roast the peanuts for 2 to 3 minutes in high power.
  2. Rub the roasted peanuts and remove the skin.
  3. In a mixie jar, grind the peanuts coarsely.
  4. Add the grated jaggery and grind again to smooth powder.
  5. Make balls tightly and store in an air tight jar. Serve and enjoy !


  • Dry roast the raw peanuts in a kadai. Roast  in medium flame till its skin crackles. Switch off the flame and let the peanuts be in the hot kadai. It will become crispy only after it cools down. So wait patiently.
  • Alternatively you can roast the peanuts in microwave oven too. For this, spread the peanuts in a microwave plate. Roast in high power for 2 to 3 minutes. I kept in 800w power for 2 minutes 30 seconds. Switch off the microwave and let the peanuts be inside the hot oven. It will become crispy once it cool down. Now take the roasted peanuts in a small cloth bag(Manja pai) or in a plastic cover. Rub it well to remove the skin. Collect the roasted peanuts in a plate.
    Peanut ladoo with jaggery
  • Grind the roasted peanuts coarsely. Then add the grated jaggery and grind again to smooth powder. Check for taste. Add more jaggery and grind again if needed. Do not grind for long time continuously. Oil releases from the peanuts and becomes like a paste. So just pulse it to mix well.
    Peanut ladoo with jaggery Peanut ladoo with jaggery
  • Remove the powder in a plate. Roll tightly and shape into ladoo. Store in an air tight jar and use it within a week.
    Peanut ladoo with jaggery

    Enjoy !


  • You can add 2 tbsp extra jaggery for more sweetness. Usually the ratio of peanuts and jaggery is 1:1. 
  • Ghee is not needed as the oil from peanut helps to shape ladoo.
  • You can add cardamom powder while grinding if you like.
Try this easy, yummy, healthy peanut ladoo for your kids and family. They will love it !
Peanut laddu recipe with jaggery

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April 14, 2018

Mango Pachadi With Sugar – Manga Pachadi Recipe

Mango pachadi recipe with sugar
Mango pachadi / Manga pachadi is a must to do recipe for Tamil new year neivedyam. But we make raw mango pachadi with jaggery, coconut and dried Neem flowers. But recently one of my friends suggested me to try mango pachadi with sugar instead of jaggery. Its a very easy and quick version when compared with my traditional recipe.

This morning I prepared mango pachadi with sugar just for a change. It tasted yummy like mango jam. Myself and Raksha loved it a lot. Of course, its taste and flavor cannot be compared with Mango pachadi adding jaggery. Still I liked the ease of this recipe. Friends, do try this easy mango pachadi with sugar for a change and let me know how you liked it. Lets see how to make manga pachadi with step by step pictures.

Wish you all a very happy Tamil New Year !

Mango pachadi recipe with sugar

Mango pachadi with sugar

Mango pachadi with sugar

Easy raw mango pachadi with sugar

Cuisine: Indian
Category: Sweet
Serves: 4
Prep time: 10 Minutes
Cook time: 10 Minutes
Total time: 20 Minutes


1 cup - 250ml
  • Sliced raw mango - 1 cup ( 1 medium sized mango)
  • Sugar - 1/4 cup to 1/3 cup (Adjust)
  • Salt - a pinch
  • Water - 1/3 cup to pressure cook mango
To Temper
  • Coconut oil - 2 tsp
  • Mustard seeds - 1/4 tsp
  • Red chilli - 1 no ( pinched into two)
  • Curry leaves - few
  • Dried neem flowers - 1/2 tsp (crushed)


  1. Wash and peel the skin of raw mango. Slice into big pieces.
  2. In a pressure cooker base, take the mango pieces, add water and a pinch of salt.
  3. Cook in high flame for 2 whistles. Switch off the flame.
  4. Add sugar to the cooked mango and boil for a minute.
  5. Switch off the flame after sugar dissolves. Temper with mustard, red chilli and curry leaves and dried neem flowers.
  6. Add to pachadi and mix well. Serve with rice !


  • Wash and peel the skin of raw mango. Slice into big pieces. In a pressure cooked base, take the mango pieces, add 1/3 cup of water and a pinch of salt. If you don't want to cook the mango in the cooker base directly, you can keep them in a separate bowl by adding 2 cups of water in the cooker base. Mango gets steamed and cooked well.
    Mango pachadi with sugar
  • Pressure cook in high flame for one whistle. Open the lid after steam is released. Mango gets cooked but not so mushy. You can find few pieces here and there.
  • Add sugar to the cooked mango pieces. Mix and boil in low flame till sugar melts completely. If the pachadi is too thick, you can add little water.
    Mango pachadi with sugar
  • Temper mustard seeds, pinched red chilli, curry leaves and add to pachadi. For Tamil New Year, you can add dried Neem flowers while tempering. Mix well and switch off the flame. Transfer to a serving bowl immediately. Do not store in the cooker. Mango may react with the metal. So transfer to a bowl and serve with rice. This pachadi thickens after it cools down. So you can add some water if needed while serving to adjust the consistency.
    Mango pachadi with sugar
  • Enjoy !

Try this easy, yummy Mango pachadi with sugar and enjoy !

 Mango pachadi recipe

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