Navarathri Special - Hayagreeva and Payaru/Green gram sundal

Posting late for Day 2 of Navarathri.I prepared Hayagreeva a sweet and green gram/Payaru Sundal.

Hayagreeva is a sweet dish pepared with only three ingredients.Gram dhal, jaggery and coconut.It is offered as a neivedyam to lord Hayagreevar-the embodiment of knowledge!!!

Gram dhal/Kadale paruppu 1 cup

Jaggery 3/4 cup

Coconut /dry coconut 1/2 cup

Ghee 2-3 tbsp

Cardamom powder 1 tsp

Cashew nut few

Raisins few


Soak the gram dhal in water for 1/2 hr

Pressure cook it for 3-4 whistles. It has to be cooked thoroughly

Heat a pan and add the cooked gram dhal ans stir well.

To this add the grated jaggery and mix thorougly. Cook it in a low flame while continuously stirring it for 3-4 minutes. Using a masher is recommended to get a homogenous mixture.

When it starts to become thick add the coconut and cardamom powder. Mix well.Switch off the stove.

Heat another pan and add ghee to it. When sufficiently heated add the cashew. When it starts to brown add the raisins. Pour this into the prepared sweet.

Serve warm.......

This is sure to be liked by all at home:-)

Green gram 1 cup

Coconut 1/3 cup

Mustard 1 tsp

Black gram dhal 1/2 tsp

Green chillies 2-3( cut into small pieces)

Asafoetida 1/4 tsp

Oil 1 tbsp


Soak green gram in water overnight

Next morning drain out the water, wash it well and cook it with very little water in a pressure cooker upto 2 whistles.Should not be over cooked as it will turn mushy

Heat a pan, add oil to it. When it is heated , add the mustard and when it splutters add the black gram dhal, chillies and asafoetida and saute it.

Now add the cooked green gram to it and mix well. Add the necessary salt to it and mix well. Cook it for 2 minutes.Switch off the stove

Add the fresh grated coconut and mix well.

Serve warm........

These were the neivedyam's on day 2 for the goddess at my home
Hope you all are having a great time with all the festivities around you!!!!!

See you all tomorrow with the third day's prasadam!!

Till then happy cooking:-)

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