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By Subhashni Venkatesh
Created on 6th May 2017
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About Okkarai (A classic dessert with Chana dal and Jagerry)

Okkarai is the traditional sweet made in the southern districts of Tamilnadu.Usually and traditionally we make this out of Chana dhal (Kadalai Paruppu). Now we are making this combining Moong dhal and Chana dhal which is more healthy...

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  • Prep Time15mins
  • Cook Time25mins
  • Serves8People
Okkarai (A classic dessert with Chana dal and Jagerry)

Ingredients to make Okkarai (A classic dessert with Chana dal and Jagerry)

  • Moong dhal - 1 cup
  • Chana dhal - 2 cups
  • Powdered jaggery - 3 cups
  • Ghee 4 table spoons
  • Cardamom powder 1/4 tea spoon
  • Roasted Cashews

How to make Okkarai (A classic dessert with Chana dal and Jagerry)

  1. In a pan dry roast both the dhals together till they become brown and soak them in water for 3 hours.
  2. After 3 hours drain them well and grind to smooth paste with minimum water in a mixie. Don't add more water,.
  3. The consistency must be like Masal Vadai Batter. But smooth one.
  4. Then grease idli plates with ghee and steam the dhal batter for 20 to 30 minutes.
  5. Allow them to cool down.
  6. Break them into pieces and give 5 seconds run in the mixie to make them powder.
  7. In a heavy bottomed pan heat the jaggery with a cup of water. When the jaggery dissolves and starts boiling keep a cup of water aside.
  8. When you drop a teaspoon of jaggery syrup to the water it should not dissolve in it.
  9. Instead you should be abble to collect it from water and make a ball.
  10. At this stage add the dhal mixture to it and keep stirring in medium flame. Add ghee while stirring at intervals.
  11. After 5 to 7 minutes it will reach a thick consistency.
  12. At this stage add cardamom and leave it off for five more minutes by keeping the stove in low flame and then switch off.
  13. Don't disturb it for another one hour. It well set well. Now if you stir it will be in a dry form.
  14. Heat the ghee and roast the cashews and add to the Okkarai.
My Tip: Use desi ghee to get a lip smacking dessert

Reviews for Okkarai (A classic dessert with Chana dal and Jagerry) (1)

Sheetal Sharma5 months ago
Very nice authentic recipe!
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