Sunday, March 17, 2013

Kadalai Paruppu Pooranam - Gram Dhal Pooranam

#Pooranam is sweet stuffing prepared using jaggary with gram dhal & coconut or only coconut or coconut & other ingredients.

Pooranam [ Sweet stuffing ]

Kadalai paruppu ( gram dhal ) pooranam is prepared with gram dhal ( channa ), coconut scrap and jaggary.
This pooranam is used as stuffing for making suzhiyan, modhagam, boli and of course can also be enjoyed as it is.

pooranam is being stuffed in boli dough to make sweet boli
Ingredients :
Gram dhal ( kadalai paruppu )                          : 1/2 cup
Coconut scrap                                                  : 1/4 cup ( can take more )
Jaggary                                                            : 1/2 to 3/4 cup ( adjust according to taste )
Cardamom powder                                          : 1/2 tsp
Salt                                                                  : a pinch

Method :
Wash gram dhal and put in a pressure cooker.
Add 1 1/2 cup water. Close and place the weight.
Keep the cooker on  a gas stove over high flame.
Allow 3 whistles and adjust the flame to SIM position  and cook for 5 minutes.
Let the steam goes off and drain the excess water.
Gram dhal must be just soft not too mushy.
Now dissolve the jaggary in a vessel with 1/4 cup of hot water.
Strain the jaggary water through a filter to remove impurities and sand.
Mash the cooked dhal with a ladle slightly.
Take jaggary water and mashed dhal in a heavy bottomed vessel.

Pooranam [ Sweet stuffing ]

Keep on slow flame and mix well with a long ladle.
Add coconut also and mix well.
Keep stirring at regular intervals till all the water dries up and pooranam leaves the surface of the vessel.

Pooranam [ Sweet stuffing ]

Finally add cardamom powder and mix well.
It takes around 1/2 hour to 40 minutes according to the amount taken.
Switch off and allow it to cool down to room temperature.

Pooranam [ Sweet stuffing ]

 Transfer into an air tight container.

Pooranam [ Sweet stuffing ]
Pooranam can be stored in refrigerator for a week.

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