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Thiruvadirai kali

Thiruvadirai kali – Thiruvadirai kali recipe in Tamil, with full video and step by step pictorial instructions. Thiruvadirai kali made using rice, moong dal, and jaggery as the main ingredients.

This festival Thiruvadirai is favored for Lord Shiva, on the day of Thiruvadirai star in Marghazhi (November-December)and is a festival of great importance. Thiruvadirai kali is an offering to Lord Natraja on the occasion of Arudra dharshan. We make Kali on this day along with the Thiruvathirai Kootu | Thalagam or 7 kari kootu.

My mom and grandmother makes delicious kali but somehow during my childhood, I never liked it. Later after marriage, I developed interest towards this. But till date I don’t like the combo of sweet kali and the savory kootu.

Traditionally Thiruvadirai kali is made in a brass uruli, called as Vengala panai in Tamil. But now due to time constraint we are making it in pressure cooker. Trust me, this recipe is a no fail thiruvadirai kali recipe.

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Thiruvadirai kali recipe

Thiruvadirai kali with full video, for Arudra dharisanam
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Sweet
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: Festival recipes
Servings: 3 people
Author: Jeyashri suresh

Ingredients

  • ½ cup Raw rice
  • 2 tbsp yellow moong dal
  • 1 cup jaggery
  • 2 tbsp coconut
  • ½ tsp cardamom powder
  • 3 cups water
  • 3 tsp ghee
  • A pinch of salt

Instructions

  • Add ½ cup raw rice in a pan
  • Dry roast it. We need to roast this till golden brown.
  • Once it’s roasted ¾ th add the moong dal.
  • Roast till golden brown.
  • Once done transfer this to a plate.
  • The pan heat will make it burnt.
  • Cool this completely and grind into a rava consistency.
  • In a pan add 1 cup jaggery and ½ cup of water.
  • Let the jaggery melt, no need to get any syrup consistency.
  • Once the jaggery is completely melted, filter the impurities
  • Add it back to the cooker
  • Now add ½ tsp cardamom powder, 2 tbsp coconut, and 1 tsp ghee.
  • Adding ghee at this stage will give softness to the kali after it is cooked.
  • Let this boil for a minute.
  • Once this comes to a rolling boil, simmer the flame and add rice dal mixture.
  • Mix well without lumps.
  • Cover the cooker and cook for 2 whistles.
  • Once pressure subsides open the cooker.
  • Add 2 tsp ghee and mix well.
  • If you want you can add roasted cashew nuts.
  • Soft yummy kali is ready.

Video

Notes

1. You can cook the entire process on an open flame too.
2. You can keep it inside a vessel and keep it in the cooker and pressure cook for 3-4 whistles.
3. Add ghee while cooking gives soft Thiruvadirai kali.
  • Add ½ cup raw rice in a pan
  • Dry roast it. We need to roast this till golden brown.
  • Once it’s roasted ¾ th add the moong dal.
  • Roast till golden brown.
  • Once done transfer this to a plate.
  • The pan heat will make it burnt.
  • Cool this completely and grind into a rava consistency.
  • In a pan add 1 cup jaggery and ½ cup of water.
  • Let the jaggery melts, no need to get any syrup consistency.
Thiruvadirai kali kootu
  • Filter the impurities and add them to the cooker.
  • Add 2.5 cups of water.
  • Now add ½ tsp cardamom powder, 2 tbsp coconut, and 1 tsp ghee.
  • Adding ghee at this stage will give softness to the kali after it is cooked.
  • Once this comes to a rolling boil, simmer the flame and add rice dal mixture.
  • Mix well without lumps.
Thiruvadirai kali recipe
  • Cover the cooker and cook for 2 whistles.
  • Once the pressure subsides open the cooker.
  • Add 2 tsp ghee and mix well.
Thiruvadirai kali
  • If you want you can add roasted cashew nuts.
  • Soft yummy kali is ready.
Thiruvadirai kali
  1. You can cook the entire process in an open flame too.
  2. You can keep it inside a vessel and keep it in the cooker and pressure cook for 3-4 whistles.
  3. Add ghee while cooking gives soft Thiruvadirai kali.

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37 comments

Home Cooked Oriya Food January 6, 2012 - 2:24 am

Nice authentic recipe!

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Mahi January 6, 2012 - 2:30 am

I was looking for this recipe..thanks! 🙂

Thiruvathirai Kali looks yumm!

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Pavithra January 6, 2012 - 3:07 am

Nice one and a keeper one too..yumm:)

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Nisha January 6, 2012 - 3:37 am

Nice traditional recipe

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Nisha January 6, 2012 - 3:37 am

Nice traditional recipe

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Prathibha January 6, 2012 - 4:13 am

never tasted this..good traditional recipe

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Shabitha Karthikeyan January 6, 2012 - 4:24 am

Never tried making this..Thanks for sharing !!

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Sravs January 6, 2012 - 4:25 am

Super delicious dish !! looks YUM !!

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Torviewtoronto January 6, 2012 - 4:28 am

looks wonderful delicious sweet snack

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Reshmi Mahesh January 6, 2012 - 5:04 am

Authentic recipe….looks very delicious…

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Aarthi January 6, 2012 - 5:26 am

They look delicious..a must to try..Bookmarked

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Kalpana Sareesh January 6, 2012 - 6:16 am

too yumm jeyashri..i was actually waiting ..for this one thanks ..

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Prathima Rao January 6, 2012 - 7:05 am

A nice, traditional recipe 😉 Happy new year to u!!!
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Shanthi January 6, 2012 - 7:53 am

Authentic and traditional

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Raji January 6, 2012 - 8:07 am

The kali seems to have come out super perfect Jeyashri..last time my kali remained undercooked..I think I should use your pressure cooker method..will make like this.

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Vimitha Anand January 6, 2012 - 9:03 am

Nice traditional one Shri…

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Kaveri January 6, 2012 - 9:25 am

Delicious kali..perfectly done.

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Chitra January 6, 2012 - 11:50 am

I too have this in archive. we make it coarse.. like ur version too 🙂

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divya January 6, 2012 - 12:37 pm

wat a fantastic recipe…absolute delicious sweet..:)

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Sharmilee! :) January 6, 2012 - 5:27 pm

Looks traditional and authentic…luv the bowl and presentation

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Julie January 6, 2012 - 7:45 pm

Nice authentic one..looks delicious,never tasted this before!!

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Rachana January 6, 2012 - 8:34 pm

Thanks for sharing this delicious and authentic recipe.

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hemalata January 7, 2012 - 9:21 am

Traditional n delicious recipe.

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maha January 8, 2012 - 9:24 pm

never tasted this one..good and traditional recipe….nice one

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Anzz January 9, 2012 - 7:32 am

A lovely authentic recipe. Loved it. Am following you on facebook. Do check mine out and follow me if you find it nice.

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Now Serving January 12, 2012 - 12:58 am

Jeyashri, your Kali looks a lot like the one my mom used to make – this is as big a compliment as I have given anybody 🙂 Thanks for bringing back fond memories – will get my butt around to making it soon

Cheers
Priya

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admin January 13, 2012 - 6:07 am

Thanks a lot for the compliment priya

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Mahi January 13, 2012 - 3:24 am

I prepared the Kali last week,thanks for the recipe..will be posting soon! 😉

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admin January 13, 2012 - 6:06 am

thanks mahi,waiting to see ur post

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Bharathi Manoharan December 18, 2013 - 5:28 am

very nice thanks

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ramya murali December 18, 2013 - 8:23 am

Today i tried your pressure cooker method,came out very well.And your measurements are also perfect.Good kali for Neivedhyam.Credit goes to u!!!!!.Thanks jeyashiri.

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esakki muthu January 4, 2015 - 4:37 pm

gorgeous learn from you jeyashri.
great!!!!!!!!

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Latha Ravi Shankar December 24, 2015 - 12:19 pm

Hai! Ms.jeyashri . thank u so much for this blog. It is really very very helpful and my work gets so easy and simple. I have recommended many of my friends to refer your blog. Will post how I made the Kali and kotu. Thank u and all the very best to u!

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vijaya December 26, 2015 - 10:43 am

Hai the kali came out so well thank you so much for sharing this easy and wonderful recipe in fact i did with rice rava fried it well and followed ur foot steps to the last it was just superb and even the kottu was excellent thank you so much for sharing such wonderful recipe thanks once again

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Nithya January 11, 2017 - 10:16 pm

came out well..thank you..

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Vasanthi S January 2, 2018 - 6:52 am

Hi jeyashri, thank you so much for the easy method of this kali recipe and it came out superb. Everyone appreciated for the good texture and taste. Thank you once again ?

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Vaijayanti Varadarajan December 30, 2020 - 12:17 pm

Life saviour recipe!! Had forgotten the date for Thiruvadirai!! Your recipe helped me to make it so quickly!! Clear instructions and end product was very good!! Thanks

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