Jan 4, 2010

Thiruvadirai Kali

This is a very special recipe ...Oh yeah we have reached 350th post , and the first recipe to be posted in this new year / decade in our blog and also a special Prasadam recipe ......Thiruvadirai Kali.
Thanks to all our friends and followers of this blog ...It's because of your encouragement , we were able to post many new recipes and we were able to achieve this ...

Thiruvadirai / Arudara darisanam festival :

On this day a special prasadam , Kali is made and offerred to Lord Nataraja.

Ingredients needed :
  • Raw rice - 2 cup
  • Paasi parruppu / Moong dhal - 1 Handful
  • Jaggery - 2 3/4 cups.
  • Cashews - 10 
  • Raisins - little
  • Elachi powder - little

Method :

               Wash rice well . Heat a kadai and dry fry washed rice till it turns slight reddish colour, and fry dhal , once cooled grind rice and dhal coarsely like rawa consistency .

 Take a big kadai , add 2 3/4 cup powdered jaggery and pour 5 cup water and allow it to dissolve well and strain it to remove impurities. Heat kadai again and pour jaggery water and allow it to boil well then simmer the gas flame and pour slowly grounded rawa , keep stirring it well till it gets thick, like upma consistency ..transfer to a vessel ..

Take pressure cooker and add required amount of water and place the vessel with cooked kali and pressure cook it for 3 whistle .

 Heat a small pan add ghee and once melted add Raisins , Cashews, and fry it add it to the Kali and mix well.

the best combination with this kali is Kuzhambu which is made with a combination of 5 or 7 vegetables. 

check this link for kuzhmabu recipe ::



  1. my hearty congratulations...
    wish u to write more & more & more....
    all ur wish has cum in real in 2010....

  2. Hi congrats on your 35oth post... Wish you Happy new year !!!!!!!!!!! Kali looks so yummy.

  3. Loved the kali. Pic is nice.


  4. Congrats on ur 350th post dear....

  5. hey gal,forgot to wish on ur 350th post...congrats....keep rocking..!!!

  6. Hey Prathiba , Thanks a lot ... thanks for posting , comment again ...


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