Chana Dal And Rava Sweet Khichidi Served With Ellacihi Bananas ........ for Naivedyam.
I am repeating this recipe posted earlier titled Sweet Khichidi-Kartik Ekadashi Prasad with Mangalore Rava + Chana dal as I have made minor changes in it.
In a pressure cooker add 1 tsp of ghee, when hot add ½ cup of chana dal and fry till a bit of colour changes ie it slightly turns brown. Add 1.5 cups of water and pressure cook to 2-3 whistles. Let the pressure drop by itself. Now add 2 cups of water to this and bring to boil. Keep this ready.
Meanwhile in a thick bottomed kadai heat ¼ cup of ghee, when hot lower the heat, fry ¼ cup of cashew nuts when slightly brown add ¼ cup of raisins, fry till they swell and the cashews turn brown. Add in the same kadai 1-heaped cup of thick Mangalore Rava (barik lapsi) and fry for 5-10 minutes adding in a few strands of saffron. Add the chana dal along with the boiling water into the kadai gently. Be careful as the hot water may splash over. Mix well and bring to a boil. Lower the heat to minimum. Cover and cook till the water has almost evaporated. Add about 1 to 1-½ cups cups sugar (plus or minus as per your taste) and keep stirring till the sugar has melted. The khichidi starts leaving the sides of the Kadai. Now add in 1/2 cup of freshly grated coconut to this, mix well and cook on low heat till well mixed. Remove from heat. Add ½ tsp of cardamom powder and mix well.
This khichidi can be served hot/cold as per individual liking. Add in thin slices of elaichi bananas (Small variety) to this while serving. This dish is also sometimes served with Urad-Maida dosa by removing the dosa with ghee. Tastes really awesome.
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