Wednesday, April 13, 2011


"Hayagreeva" is a sweet dish mostly made in Madhwa homes and Raghavendra Swami Mutt. This sweet is made of Channadal and jaggery and tastes divine.

Channa Dal/Kadalebele- 2 cups
Water-3 1/2 cups
Jaggery(powdered)- 3 cups
Khus Khus- 2 tbsp
Cashews- 1/4 cup
Raisins-1/4 cup
Almonds(chopped)-1/4 cup
Dry Coconut- 1/2 cup
Cardamom- 1 tsp
Saffron strands-5-6
Cloves- 2-3
Ghee-1/2-3/4 cup

Dry roast the chana dal until it gets warm.Add water and pressure cook (3 whistles).The dal should be cooked soft.
Roast khus khus and dry coconut and keep it aside.Roast the cashews,raisins,chopped almonds,cloves in ghee and keep it aside.
In a pan/kadai add cooked dal,jaggery.Keep on medium flame,let the jaggery melt and mix well. Bring it to boil.Now add khus khus,saffron strands,dry fruits,cloves.You can add little water if the mixture is too thick.Finally add ghee and cardamom.Simmer for 10-15 mins.
Serve hot and enjoy.

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