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Sunday, March 29, 2009


3/4 cup Bengal Gram seeds / Kadle bele / Chana dal
1 cup Jaggary
1 - 2 tsp Cashew nuts
1 tsp Raisins
2 Cloves / Lavanga
3 - 4 tsp grated Dry Coconut / Kobbari Thuri
1 Cardamom / Elakki / Elachi
Pinch of Salt (Optional)
2 tsp Ghee

Wash bengal gram seeds in water for 2-3 times and pressure cook by adding sufficient amount(Around 1.5 cup) of water.(5-6whistles in cooker) Once the pressure goes off, drain the extra water content and keep it aside.

Put 1 tsp ghee in a thick bottomed vessel and fry cashew nuts, raisins, cloves, grated coconut one by one for about 1-2 mins in medium flame and keep them aside. Remove the outer cover of cardamom and mash the seeds and keep it aside.

Put 1 cup of jaggary and little amount of water(Less than 1/4 cup) and bring it to boil. Once jaggary is dissolved in water add cooked bengal gram seeds, pinch of salt and mix well. Cook this mixture for about 4-5 mins in medium flame by covering a lid. Keep stirring the mixture once in 40-50 seconds.

Add all the fried ingredients and mashed cardamom and mix well. Add 1 tsp ghee and mix well. Keep the Hayagreeva in low flame for about 2-3 mins.
Serve hot.


Lakshmi said...

slurrp! I love hayagreeva. Trust you had a wonderful Ugadi :)

Anonymous said...

Yummy.....just luv it..... :)

Anonymous said...

yum.. made me think remember mom's food.. Hope you had a grt ugadi

shruti said...

I tried your recipe , it came out perfect =) Thankyou...
What i liked about your blog is perfect proportions.

Raghu said...

Hayagreeva tastes even better if you add a quarter teaspoon of poppy seeds/gasagase.....

Anonymous said...

superrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrb explanation and i tried preparing it and it was very tasty thank u for updating all the recipies

Anonymous said...


I tried many of your recipes. This was the latest. Did not know there were so many dosas that can be prepared. Wow.. thank you for posting all the recipes.

Anonymous said...

tried making hayagreeva, it was very tasty...thank you so much....your blog is a treasure trove for me :)