This sumptuous mouth watering delicacy is offered to the Goddess and savoured as blessed food on this auspicious day. It is a sweet bread with a stuffing of jaggery, coconut and cooked lentil.
Ingredients for the stuffing
½ cup Bengal gram dal
½ cup Tuvar dal or red gram split
1 cup of grated jaggery
1 teaspoon of cardamom powder
1 teaspoon of fried khuskhus/poppy seeds
1 tablespoon of grated coconut
Ingredients for the sweet bread/ outer covering
½ cup Maida
½ cup Rawa
½ teaspoon of turmeric powder
2 teaspoons of oil
Tawa, Kadai, Pressure Cooker, Spoon, Grinder
Step By Step Method
The dals are cooked and drained. In a pan or kadhai, jaggery and dal are continuously stirred till dry. This is allowed to cool and then ground in a mixie. Now coconut, cardamom powder, khus are added and mixed well. Divide this mixture into lemon sized balls to be used as a stuffing.
For the outer covering, maida, Rawa, oil and turmeric powder are mixed together with little water and kneaded into a soft dough. This dough is again divided into equal sized balls that can accommodate the stuffing. Each ball of the dough is flattened such that the sweet stuffing is placed in it and is wrapped by bringing together the edges of the dough. This is now placed on a greased banana leaf and evenly flattened into a circle.
A griddle is heated and this flattened sweet bread is gently slid off the banana leaf onto it. It is roasted well on both the sides with oil. This is served with milk and ghee or with Mango Shikari.