THIRUVADIRAI KALI EZHUKARI KOOTU is made on the Tamil month Margazhi on the star day Thiruvadirai. Aruthra Darisanam, is celebrated as an auspicious day for Lord Siva today he his represented as Lord Nataraja.

This is the authentic dish which is made at our home. Thiruvadirai Kali and Ezhukari kootu (which consists of 7 country vegetables)

Ingredients for Kali:
1 cup – Raw rice
1 tbsp – Moong dhal
1 and 1/2 cup – Jaggery
½ tsp – Cardamom power
¼ cup – Grated coconut
5 nos – Cashew nut, (chopped)
2 tbsp – Ghee
How to make Kali:
Dry roast rice until brown color & make into coarse rava like consistency.
In 3 cups water immerse jaggery and strain it. In a pressure cooker add powdered rice, moong dhal and cook with 4 cups water for 1 whistle and set aside.
In a bigger pan add jaggery water, cardamom powder and grated coconut and add the partly cooked rice mixture and cook for 5 hisses.
In a small pan add ghee, cashew nuts and roast until golden brown and add to the Kali.

Ingredients for zhukari Kootu:
2 cups – Mixed Country Vegetables (White and yellow pumpkin, pachai mochai (split bean), raw banana, brinjal, sweet potato, colocasia – chopped)

1 tsp – Turmeric powder
1/2 cup – Cooked toor dhal
Salt as reqd
In a pressure pan add the vegetables and add required water, turmeric powder, salt and cook till they turn soft but crunchy enough.
To dry roast and grind to fine paste:
5 – Dry Red chillies
1 tbsp – Channa dhal
1 tbsp – Dry Coriander seeds
½ cup – Grated coconut
Dry roast the above ingredients and make it to smooth paste with little water.
To Temper:
4 – Dry Red chillies
1 tsp – Mustard seeds
½ tsp – Asafoetida
2 sprig – Curry leaves
1 tbsp – Coconut Oil
Add the cooked and mashed dhal to the vegetable pan, add the ground paste and cook in medium heat for 4 min.
Mean while in a small pan add the tempering and pour them over the veg mixture mix them well and its done.
Perform the Neivedhyam and enjoy the authentic dish.


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