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Subha Prakash
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Our traditional recipe is Kummayam. One interesting story behind this dish. Once there lived a great devotee, Vishnu Chittar, known as Peirya Azhwar, he imagined himself as Mother of Lord Krishna and feeding her son Krishna and he wrote a poetry about that experience as “after having devoured kummayam with butter, and having emptied the curd pot, and also having destroyed the asuras – demons – you pose like an innocent baby in front of me. I doubt if you are my son and I am terrified to even feed you!”. So Kummayam was offered as food to Baby Krishna. So this is a very healthy food for babies.

Recipe Tags

  • Veg
  • Kids Recipes
  • Tamil Nadu
  • Dessert
  • Lactose Free

Ingredients Serving: 4

  1. Moong dal - 2 cups
  2. Raw rice - 1/2 cup
  3. Urad dal - 1/4 cup
  4. Palm sugar - 1/2 cup
  5. jaggery - 1 cup
  6. water as needed
  7. ghee or seasame oil - 2 tbsp


  1. Dry roast moong dhal, raw rice and urad dhal seperately and powder it and keep it in airtight container to be used later.
  2. Boil jaggery and palm sugar in water, when water dissolves, add the dal powder, mix well, keep on stirring continuously on a medium flame, add a little ghee, again stir till it becomes thick, shiny and begins to leave the sides.
  3. Pour it in greased plate, eat it by adding butter or ghee.

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