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Thiruvadirai kali
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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


  • 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


  • 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
  • Add 2.5 cups of water to this.
  • 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.



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.