Every year on Ganesh Chathurti, we keep Ganesha idol in our apartment. Daily pooja is done and on the 7th day we do the immersion. It is more like a get together for all the residents. For knowing more of the event, please check the link here.
Every year, one item that i make for the pooja is modakas. This year too i made them but this time, i made with kadala parippu pooranam. Its easy to prepare, but needs lot of patience.
Recipe Source : Rakskitchen
1 cup Channa Dal
2 cup Jaggery
1 cup Coconut (freshly grated)
1 - 2 tsp Green Cardamom (powdered)
Water as required
- Pressure cook Channa dal with water till 3 - 5 whistles or till the water is completely absorbed and the Channa dal is nicely cooked.
- Let it cool down and then mash it well using the back of a big ladle or a masher. Keep this aside.
- In a big non stick pan, put jaggery and water just to immerse the jaggery. Let it boil and when the jaggery is completely dissolved, strain it to remove any dirt.
- Pour the jaggery water into the same pan and heat it on low flame till you see that the mixture starts to become frothy.
- At this stage, add the cooked Channa dal paste and grated coconut. Keep on stirring and after some time, add the cardamom powder.
- Mix well and let it simmer till all the moisture is evaporated and the mixture starts to leave the sides of the pan.
- Transfer it into a bowl, let it cool down completely and then you can use it as a filling for modakas.
- You can even make this pooranam and keep in an airtight container for later use. It will stay good for 10 - 12 days.
- Add jaggery and Channa dal as per the quantity mentioned above. If you want to double the quantity of the Channa dal, don't forget to double the quantity of the jaggery.
- While making jaggery syrup, add little water just to immerse the jaggery. If more water added, it will take more time for making the pooranam. You will have to keep on stirring to get the correct consistency.
- You should be able to make balls out of the mixture...that's the correct consistency.
- I could make 50 modakas (medium sized) with this pooranam.
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