Posts Tagged ‘jaggery’

Sago Payasam

Posted: August 23, 2011 in Recipes
Tags: , ,

Sago: 1 cup
Sugar: 1 ½ cups
Milk: 4 cups
Cardamom powder: A pinch
Ghee: 2-3 tsp
Cashew nut, raisins and coconut pieces: ¼ cup

Soak sago for 3-4 hours. Boil milk and add the soaked sago. Cook till the sago is transparent and soft. Add sugar and stir well. Fry cashew nuts, raisins and coconut pieces in ghee and add to the payasam. Add cardamom powder and remove from the flame. Serve hot or cold.

Note: Can add jaggery instead of sugar


Kaayi Holige

Posted: March 11, 2009 in Recipes
Tags: , , ,

After attending the Naga Puja, I waited for Wednesday so that I can prepare Kaayi Holige. March 11 was a special day too, for it was the day when I first saw my hubby years back 😉
Here goes the recipe:



Kaayi Holige


For the filling:
Shredded coconut — 2 cups
Jaggery — 2 big cubes (or sugar — 2cups)
Poppy seeds (kas kas) — 2 tsp
Cardamom — 4 pods

For the outer layer :
Maida — 2 cups
Oil — 1/2 cup
Salt — a pinch



To make the filling, grind the shredded coconut coarsley without adding water. To make jaggery syrup, first boil 1/4th cup of water and add jaggery or sugar to it. Keep boiling on a medium flame till all the jaggery dissolves and starts bubbling. Keep boiling for another minute, add the coconut paste and roasted poppy seeds. Keep stirring till the mixture becomes thick and all the liquid has evaporated. Add cardamom powder. The mixture should have no liquid in it and be hard enough to get the shape of balls. Allow the mixture to cool completely.
To make the outer filling, make the smooth dough of maida adding a pinch of salt with water. It should be in the consistency of chapati dough. Add 1/2 cup oil and mix the dough thourougly so that the oil is completely absorbed. Set aside for 1 hour. The more longer you keep the dough, the more softer it becomes.
To make hoLige, divide the filling and the outer cover into equal number of portions by making balls. Let the filling be bigger than the outer cover. Roll the outer cover into small circle. Place the filling, fold all the sides and cover the filling entirely, like how you do for stuffed parathas. Continue to roll into big cirlce, like a chapati. Heat it on medium flame on a flat griddle with oil/ghee. Serve with a tsp of ghee on top.