Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Kadle Bele Payasa / Channa Daal Kheer


I take this opportunity to wish all my friends and family to wish them a happy and safe deepavali the festival of light and happiness. This is a festival which is celebrated by all no matter which ever religion they follow. Everyone get together and celebrate it as a single caste that is human. Well its celebrated by people in different ways depending on the region they belong to. I belong to southern part of India. That is from a city called Mangalore which is located in southern part of Karnataka.Its celebrated all three days with equal importance. First one is called the naraka chathurdashi.On this day we get up early in the morning .Everybody take a oil bath ,from head to toe people smear oil,then light some patakas, light up some diyas, them take a hot water bath,pray to god then start their day with lots of sweet and savory dishes. All 3 days we light up diyas in front of our door and decorate the entire house with diyas.We exchange sweets with our near and dear ones,friends and family and so here am i to do the same with all of you.

Channa daal - 1 cup
coconut milk - 12 oz can or fresh ly prepared 1.5 cup
Jaggery - 1 cup [powdered and packed]
Elachi powder[cardamom] - 1/2 tsp
cashews ,raisins - 1 tsp each
ghee - 1 tsp
water - 1/2 cup
kesar - 1/4 tsp
salt - 1 pinch

1.Pressure cook channa daal until just done and keep aside.

2.In a another vessel take water and add crushed jaggery and bring to a boil . Then add cooked daal,coconut milk.and simmer and cook for 2 mins.

3.In a small pan add the ghee,then add cashew and raisins and roasted them till they turn slightly brown.

4.Add cashews and raisins to the daal mixture. Then add cardamom powder and cover the keep and put of the heat.

5.You can serve it hot,warm ,room temp or even cold.enjoy....

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