I am thinking to start new posts to this blog with some famous Konkani sweets. Though I don’t like sweets, I like to make them, because no food is complete without a sweet. So let me start with a sweet which I like (that means I can eat a little bit of it).
This is prepared using ‘arraroot‘ or ‘Kachra peet’(I don’t know the English names). I was not having any hopes of finding either of these here. So I asked Aayi for some other alternative. As always, she had an alternative to it. So yesterday I prepared it and it tasted great.
Some people do not use chana dal, but I prefer this sweet with dal because it gives a different taste to this sweet.
Rice 1/2 cup
Coconut 1/2 cup
Milk 1 and 1/2 cups
Chana dal 1 tbl spn
Cashew nuts 1 tea spn
Sugar 1/2 cup
Cardamom powder 1/2 tea spn
Ghee(optional) 1 tea spn
Soak rice for about 2-3 hours. Then grind coconut and rice to a very smooth paste, use as much water as required.
Cook chana dal and cashew in cooker(or microwave).
Boil milk and add the ground rice-coconut mixture stirring continuously (be careful to avoid any lumps). Add sugar, chana dal and cashews. Add the ghee(optional). Stir till all the liquid is absorbed and you get a thick paste. Add cardamom powder.
Grease a plate and spread the paste on it. Allow it to cool. Cut it into big square pieces.
Serve. (I prefer this sweet with pickle).
Serves : 3
Preparation time : 20min