Maa Vilakku / மாவிளக்கு மாவு



Ingredients

Raw rice               : 1cup
Jaggery                 : 3/4 cup
Cardamom           : 2
Ghee                     : 2 tsp




Method

Wash and soak raw rice for 15 minutes
Drain the water and spread in a clean cloth till the rice becomes dry.
Powder it in a mixie with cardamom.
Add grated jaggery to it and grind it for just few seconds.
Transfer it to a plate , mix well .
Roll it like a ball , slightly press in the middle , add ghee and place cotton wick ( Vilakku Thiri )
Lit the lamp and offer it to the God.






700th Post - Thirattupaal / Thirattupal / திரட்டுப்பால்

       A special traditional recipe to celebrate my 700th Post... 




Ingredients

Milk                       : 2 ltrs
Jaggery                  : 1 1/2 cup
Cardamom powder : a pinch






Method

Boil milk in a heavy bottomed pan.
Keep stirring with a wooden spoon.
Reduce the flame to low and add powdered jaggery.
Keep stirring for some more time until it becomes very thick.
Add cardamom powder and mix well.
Remove from flame and let it cool.
Store it in an air tight container.
Enjoy..