September 28, 2016

Thottil Payaru

A Traditional and Healthy  Sweet Snack that tastes divine and it is made with Green gram and jaggery. It is made during Navaratri. And also when a new baby is born, On the day of naming ceremony we have the custom of putting the child in the decorated wooden cradle. During that occasion it is a custom to keep a bowl of this sweet near the cradle. Since it is very healthy and tasty we make this as snack often and it can be just had as a jam spread between the breads or just place them on the rotis, roll them and have for lunch. A very different and nutritious sweet accompaniment..

  • Pre time: 10 mins
  • Cooking time: 35 mins
  • Serves: 6

Ingredients for making Thottil Payaru:

  • Green gram 1 cup
  • Powdered Jagerry / Vellam 1 cup heaped
  • Green cardamom powder 1/2 tea spoon
  • Ghee 3 tea spoons
  • Fresh grated coconut 3 table spoons

How to make Thottil Payaru?

Dry roast the Green gram till nice aroma comes and wash them and soak in water for 6 to 8 hours.
After the soaking pressure cook them in a pressure pan directly with water to 6 whistles.

The water must be enough to make the grams to immerse fully in water. Add a pinch of salt while cooking.
Once the steam is released mash them well with a ladle and keep aside.
In a pan add jagerry with half cup of water and boil.
Filter it once the jagerry is dissolved well and again boil.
Let it to boil till thick syrup forms.

When you pour a drop of boiling syrup in to a cup of water you should be able to collect it as a ball.
At this consistency transfer the boiled gram in to the boiling syrup and stir well.

Add grated coconut, ghee, cardamom powder and stir well till the stuff becomes thick and comes rolling without sticking to the pan.

This can be stored in the refrigerator even for a week and used.