Monday, October 22, 2007

Ukkarai Receipe

Ukkarai is a sweet that we definitely make for diwali. It is really tasty and here is the receipe for it. Enjoy!!

Ingredients Required:

  • 1/2 kg Bengal gram or kadala paruppu
  • Ghee - 6tbsp
  • Jaggery - 400 to 500 gms
  • Cahewnut - a handful cut into small pieces
  • Cardamom seeds - 4-5 finely powdered
  • Salt - a pinch
  • 1 cup of water

Cooking Method:

  • Soak the kadala paruppu or chana dhal in water for 2-3 hours.
  • Clean and drain the water.
  • Now grind this into a thick paste with very very little water.
  • Add jaggery in a pan, add some water and prepare a syrup thick (but not too thick, just 1thread in consistency).
  • Add the ground paste and keep stirring.
  • Add ghee little by little until the mixture does not stick to the pan.
  • Add cardamom powder.
  • Add cashew nuts.
  • Try to hold a little of ukkarai in hand and it should not stick to your hand when pressed.
  • Serve hot or cold as desired.

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