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RICE PAYASAM

One of the traditional recipes made with rice and jaggery. Easy to prepare also a neivedyam especially when we offer Pongal for Sun god. I have used raw rice for this but can use even boiled rice.

Ingredients

  • Rice …..1 cup
  • Jaggery…1 to 11/2 cup
  • Ghee….3 tbs
  • Cardomom powder…1tsp
  • Milk 3/4 litre.
  • Cashews and kismis…1 tsp

Can cook rice separately too.

Method

1. Powder jaggery put it in a thick bottom pan and mix well with little water.

2.Filter the syrup to remove the dirt from the syrup.

3.After removing the dirt keep again for some more time so that it becomes more syrupy that is more thicker.

4.Add cooked rice to the the syrup and cook till it blends.

5.When it blends well add milk to it.

6.Finally add fried cashews and kismis.

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PUMPKIN KOOTU

Pumpkin is a vegetable which is highly nutrient dense food.Pumpkin color may be from deep yellow to orange coloration.It is a traditional part of thanksgiving meals inCanada and U.S.and they carve Jack _O_Lantern for decoration around 🎃 Halloween.

Pumpkin is suitable for all ages.It is rich in Vitamins and minerals low in calories.The fiber,potassium and vit. C supports it.Some say that the potassium obtIned in pumpkin has a positive effect in blood pressure.There are lot of antioxidants in it.It is a good source of beta carotene and rich in fibre too.

INGREDIENTS

  • Pumpkin_1to2 cups peeled,predetermined and cubed.
  • Coconut scrapings -4 tbs
  • Cumin seeds_1/2 tsp
  • Garlic_2 pods
  • Oil_1 tbs
  • Mustard seeds_1/4tsp
  • Urad dhal_1/2 tsp
  • Red chillies/Green chillies_2 or accept. to taste.
  • Curry leaves a few
  • Salt as needed.

METHOD

1.Grind coconut scraping,cumin seeds,red chillies and garlic pods coarsely and keep aside.

2.Heat oil in a kadai add mustard seeds to it aftet it splutters add urad dhal when it turns brown add curry leaves

3.Fry curry leaves a little and Then add pumpkin pieces to it.Fry a little and then add water to cook it.

4.When half done add salt to it.

5.when almost done add the coconut paste to it.

6. Mix well and cook till everything gets binded.

Another variation.

Can add 1 to 2 tbs.jaggery and instead of grinding chillies can powder pepper coarsely and add to it.

This will be slightly sweeter version of curry.

Serve with rice