Thiruvathirai Kali Recipe | Thiruvathira Kali is a sacred offering prepared for Lord Shiva on the auspicious Arudhira Darshinam day. Some of you may think the ingredients look-alike Sweet Pongal, it's true, but the preparation method, the taste, texture, and gheecount everything differ.
Keep the raw rice and moong dal ready. To a pan, add the raw rice and dry roast on low flame till the rice pops up. Ensure not to burn it, else the kali smells bad. Transfer the roasted rice to a dry mixer.
To the same pan, add the moong dal and roast till the nice smell wafts. Transfer the moong dal to the same mixer.
Pulse it once or twice roughly, not to a smooth powder. Transfer the rice-moong dal powder to a pressure cooker.
Pour 1.5 cups of water and a pinch of salt (don't skip the salt, it enhances the taste) Pressure cook for 3 whistles till soft and fluffy.
To a pan, add the jaggery, crushed cardamom pods, and pour 1/2 cup of water.
Just give a boil till the jaggery dissolves completely and no string consistency is needed. Break the cashews and grate the coconut.
Heat 2 tsp of ghee in a pan, then add the cashews and grated coconut. Fry till golden color and keep aside. To the cooked rice-dal, filter the jaggery juice.
Cook for 2 to 3 minutes till it thickens.
Add the roasted cashews and coconut. Mix everything well.Try this Thiruvathirai Kali Recipe for this coming Arudhra Darshan festival.