Thirivadharai Kali is one of the most simple of all the neivethyams. It is made with the everyday ingredients available in the pantry. It is also a very healthy option for snack as its made out of rice thats beaten, dry roasted and then steam cooked. Jaggery which is the other ingredient is also a healthy addition to this simple and wholesome preparation.
1 cup of raw rice.
1/4 cup of raw moong dal.
1 cup of Jaggery grated.
3 cups of Water.
Ground Cardamom Powder.
Handful of Broken cashew.
1/4 cup of Fresh Coconut.
- Measure out the cupful of raw rice and put it in a dry kadai. Keep the flame on medium high and roast it until the rice turns a dull red. Another indication is the pleasant aroma of roasted rice. Set aside.
- Now follow the same procedure with the raw moong.
- Allow the roasted rice and moong to cool down and then transfer to a mixer.
- Powder the rice and the moong to a coarse consistency. It should not be ground fine. Set aside in an air-tight container to keep any moisture from getting in the powder.
- Keep fresh coconut and ground cardamom powder ready.
- In a kadai pour the water and wait for it to come to a slow boil.
- Now pour the jaggery, powdered rice and moong in to the water and whisk it to dissolve all the lumps.
- In a few seconds, it will cook in the water just like rava upma. Remove from the stove and transfer to a vessel.
- Add enough water in the pressure cooker and steam cook with weight up to two whistles.
- When done, remove from cooker and allow to cool. Use your hands and roughly break the clumps to form a wet sand like consistency.
- In another kadai, add a spoon of ghee and roast cashews.
- Add the kali in to the kadai and saute for a few minutes.
- Add powdered cardamom and fresh coconut and mix well.
- Offer prepared Thiruvadharai Kali to the Lord.