Thursday, March 19, 2009

Hayagreeva (Maddi)

In Udupi hayagreeva is called as maddi . Oh! it is the favourite sweet dish of my hubby. It's prepared from bengal gram dal. According to my grandpa who is now 86 year old, maddi should be neither very hard nor very soft. Dal must be cooked in such a way that we should get bits of dal while enjoying the dish. It's preparation is also very easy.

Ingredients :(For 2 persons)

Bengal gram dal - 1 cup
Sugar - 1 cup
Dry grapes - 10 -15
Cashew nuts -10
Ghee -1/2 cup
Grated Coconut -1/4 cup
Cardamom -10 (powder them)


Take one cup of dal in a cooker with sufficient water. Cook it till 7 whistles. Take the cooked dal in a pan and add one cup of sugar to it. Stir it for about 10 minutes till sugar mixes with dal nicely. Take 2 spoons of ghee in a frying pan and add dry grapes and cashew nuts to it. Stir it till grapes swell. Add it to the dal preparation. Add grated coconut, cadamom powder and ghee too. Mix them well. The maddi is ready to savour.

1 comment:

Sanctified Spaces said...

Im a big fan of udupi cooking and culture.I want to visit Udupi soon.Nice to see the recipes.