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Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Astadravya

Ingredients:

2 cups Puffed Rice / Aralu / Hodalu

2 cups Beaten Rice / Avalakki

10 - 20 Medium sized(1 inch) Sugarcane pieces / Kabbu

2 1/2 cup Grated Coconut

2 cup Jaggary / Bella

5-6 medium sized Banana / Balehannu

2 - 3 tsp Honey / Jenu

2 - 3 tsp Sesame seeds / Ellu

2 - 3 tsp Ghee / Thuppa (optional)

2 - 3 tsp Cashewnuts / Gerubeeja (optional)

1/2 cup Cheru / cooked White Rice (optional)

Recipe:

Grate the jaggary and keep it aside.

Put sesame seeds in a pan, fry it untill it gives nice aroma and keep it aside.

Remove the outer skin of each banana fruit and chop it into medium thin round pieces as shown in the picture below.

Put grated coconut in a vessel. Add grated jaggary and mix them well.

Add fried sesame seeds, ghee, honey, cashewnuts, sugarcane pieces, chopped banana and mix them well.

Add cheru, beaten rice, puffed rice and mix them well.

This dish is used for Ganapathi Homa.

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