Recipe Cuisine: Tamilnadu / South Indian | Recipe Category: Dessert
Prep Time: 15 minutes | Cooking Time : 40 minutes | Serves: 5
Uzhundhu / Black gram dal- 1 cup
Jaggery / Palm Jaggery - 250 gm
Dried ginger / Chukku - 1 inch piece (or 1/2 tsp)
Cardamom - 2
Coconut - 1/2 cup
Garlic - 20
Cashew - 2 tblspn
Raisin - 1 tblspn
Ghee - 1 tblspn
Drizzle little oil in a pan and roast the black gram dal til it changes color. Cool for sometime and split it with the sides of mortor or mixer. Blow off the excess skin.
Take the splitted black gram dal and garlic in cooker and pressure cook adding little water for 8 whitles on low to medium flame.
When the pressure subsides, mash it well.
Add enough water to the mashed dal and bring it to boil. Now, add in chukku, cardamom and jaggery. Stir well till the jaggery dissolves in kheer.
Then, add the grated coconnut and cook for 2 minutes. Remove from flame.
Fry cashew nut and raisin adding little ghee. When cashew nut browns and raisin plums up pour it over the prepared kheer.
Serve hot or cold.
- You can also use skinless white urad dal but i prefer black for this.
- If your jaggery has impurities, boil it with 1/2 cup of water until jaggery dissolves. Strain it and add the kheer.
- Cook black gram in pressure cooker as it will take less time. Cooking on a open vessel will take hours to cook.
- Skip dried ginger if you don't have it.
|Take 1 cup of urad dal|
|Drizzle little oil and roast the black gram|
|When the color changes, remove from flame. Let it cool for some time|
|Split the dal with a mortar or mixer|
|Blow off the excess skin|
|Keep the other ingredients like garlic and grated coconut ready|
|Take black gram and garlic in a cooker|
|Pressure cook for 8 whistles in low to medium flame. Always use pressure cooker for this as it will take less time to cook black gram|
|When the pressure subsides, mash the dal and cook with enough water. Add in jaggery, cardamom, chukku.|
|Stir well till jaggery dissolves in the kheer|
|Add grated coconut|
|Cook for 2 minutes and put off the flame|
|Heat little ghee and fry nuts till the cashew becomes brown and raisin plums up|
|Serve hot or cold!|