Quick fix diwali recipes

Quick fix diwali recipes

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Wednesday, October 12, 2011

OKKARAI |UKKARAI RECIPE-DIWALI SWEET RECIPE

  Okkarai | Ukkarai is a traditional sweet made in  most of the tamil brahmin houses for diwali. I still remember my mom makes this in a very bulk quantity and except me everybody loves this okkarai very much. When i was talking to my mom yesterday, suddenly i remembered of this and asked her for the recipe. In my in –laws place we don’t make this ,and i made this for my hubby who is very fond of sweets. Here comes the recipe of okkarai.

okkarai

INGREDIENTS:

CHANNA DAL 1/2 CUP
JAGGERY 1/2 CUP
CASHEW NUTS(BROKEN INTO PIECES) 2TSP
GHEE 2TBLSP
CARDAMOM POWDER A PINCH

 

OKKARAI

METHOD:

  • Roast the channa dal in a pan for 2 mins(be careful not to burn this)
  • Soak it in water for 3 hours.
  • Drain the water and grind this into a smooth paste .Just add 1 tblsp of water while grinding.
  • Grease a small bowl with ghee and transfer the ground channa dal to this and steam this for 10 mins.
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  • After steaming, break it into pieces and once it is cool, just grind it in a mixer to get a make it into fine pieces.
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  • In a pan put the jaggery and add 2 tblsp of water to this.
  • Filter the impurities if any.Keep the flame low.
  • Let the jaggery melt and comes to 1 string consistency.
  • You can check this by taking the jaggery syrup between the thumb and the index finger.
  • When it reaches this stage , add the ground dal to this and mix it nicely.
  • Add a tblsp of ghee to this and mix well,till it becomes soft and reaches a puttu or usili consistency.
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  • It took 10-12 mins for me to reach this stage.
  • You can add few tsp of ghee in the middle also while sauting.
  • Always keep the flame low while doing this.
  • Fry cashews in ghee and garnish the okkarai with cashews.
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  • Add cardamom  powder to this and mix well.
  • Enjoy this as it is.
  • Though this may sound weird my mom and grandma will eat this as an accompaniment for CURD RICE.

 

ukkarai

Note:

  1. Some may skip the procedure of steaming the ground dal.
  2. But this will take more time to get cooked .

36 comments:

  1. Totally new to me and classy pictures jeyashri. Loved it

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  2. Beautifully done jeyashri... Nice to learn traditional sweet recipes :) you could link to our festival event this month...
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  3. wow awesome recipe...and beautiful presentation too!

    If you want you can link this recipe to my Diwali Event.


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  4. hv heard abt this dish but did not hv any idea abt it.. too good. Thanks for sharing such an worth dish..

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  5. I'm so tempted by seeing all these seasonal sweet recipes. Now just wish someone will parcel it to me.. hint, hint..! lol

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  6. I have heard about this..thanks for the stepwise pictures! Looks yummm!:P

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  7. this looks super delicious !!

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  8. A new and delicious traditional sweet!!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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  9. Lovely recipe n yummy sweet ..delicious!!

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  10. new recipe to me will try this soon

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  11. this is new to me, looks absolutely delicious and yum, wonderful presentation..

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  12. New sweet adds to the stock. Looks really tempting jeyashri.

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  13. New and yummy looking sweet....delicious..

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  14. Very classic picture. I have read abt this in book and not seen and tasted this. Looks superb.

    Cheers,
    Uma
    My Kitchen Experiments

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  15. this recipe is new to me...sounds gud!!nice presentation n click!

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  16. very pretty pictures, and i;ve never made it.. hopefully this diwali.

    Richa @ Hobby And More Food Blog

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  17. love the recipe... will try it out

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  18. This is my fav too....amma makes it during diwali...lovely clicks Jey!

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  19. We do almost same thing and make stuff puri ...looks yum

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  20. Looks delicious and yummy. Nice clicks.

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  21. Delicious recipe jeyashri,lovely n cute clicks...

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  22. Great presentation and looks yummy!

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  23. Well done Jeyashri,its been ages i have them..

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  24. very traditional sweet...looks yumm

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  25. Such a traditional recipe. Thanks for sharing Jeyashri. You just took me to my Diwali celebrations of my childhood.

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  26. discovered you from gawker and loved the step by step method.lovely presentation and clicks of an authentic recipe..following you for more goodies..

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  27. very traditional recipe...Awesome post J ;)

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  28. looks healthy and delicious dear :)

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  29. this looks super delicious !!

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  30. Yum Yum Ukkarai Recipe Dear.Bookmarked it.Wonderful.Thanks for sharing it.

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  31. nice presentation Jeyashri!!!
    This Ukkarai will go with Mixture and a cup of filter coffee during rainy days...

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  32. Nice presentation Jeyashri!!!
    In our house this Okkarai goes with mixture and a cup of filter coffee during rainy days...

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  33. While searching for proportions to prepare this sweet, I came across your blog. Thanks for posting this!
    Also, after frying the channa dal, I generally boil it immediately (with 2 whistles only so that it doesn't get mashed up), dry the boiled dal (put it in a big plate or paper and leave it in open air for couple of hours) and then powder it. I find it easy this way.

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