Thursday, February 20, 2014

Kalkandu Sadam

After a short vacation life is back to the usual chores and let me resume writing with a mouth watering chettinad special sweet Kalkandu sadam.This is common sweet rice served along with lunch during chettinad weddings. A very auspicious prasadam that we can make with ease while doing pooja’s at home.
This can be made either using pressure cooker or in rice cooker. Only
thing to be noted is that rice should get cooked nicely.

Raw rice-1 cup
Milk-1 cup
Kalkandu-1 cup
Kumkumapoo(saffron)-a pinch
Ghee-3 table spoons
Cashew nut-10
Dry grapes-little

Cook the rice with 1 cup of milk and 2 cups of water either in cooker or rice cooker such that it can be smashed nicely. When it gets cooked smash the rice with a spoon when the rice is hot itself. Add the powdered kalkandu and cardamom into the rice keeping it in the stove. Kalkandu will make the rice watery. When the rice cools it will become thick. If you feel that it is too watery cook for another 5 minutes. Add the saffron mixed in milk also into the rice. Fry the cashews and grapes in the ghee and mix it with the rice.

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