Rasawal | Sugarcane Juice Pudding

Cooks in: 40 Minutes Serves: 3 People

Happy New Year! I am beginning this year with a sweet recipe. 'Ganne Ras Ki Chawal' or ' Raswal ' is a pudding. Among many forgotten seasonal recipes the one that stands out is Rasawal, an old Lucknowi recipe-basically a kheer made with rice and sugarcane juice. This recipe was a favourite of both Hindus and Muslims in Lucknow, and was a must have during Holi celebrations. Making it was a ceremony where women used to come together to stir large pots of sugarcane juice and rice, and carry away bowls of the unique kheer back home .Pongal festival is fast approaching and every home in Tamilnadu will celebrate this festival with sugarcane. It is available in plenty during this season and a pudding can be made out of fresh juice. It is a variation of Sweet Pongal where we use jaggery as sweetener. Try this recipe for Pongal or for any 'Thai Velli ' with any millet of your choice.

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Cooked Millet Halwa | மில்லட் அல்வா

Cooks in: 20 Minutes Serves: 3 People

One of my friend Priya Ramanujam shared a recipe of halwa using cooked rice and sugar. It was very tempting! So, immediately I tried the recipe with millet and a few variations. I have tried the same recipe with different sweeteners like jaggery, palm jaggery and palm candy sugar. All came out very well and tasted too good. Try this easy recipe for Diwali and surprise your family!

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Sugiyan | சுய்யன்/சுகியன்

Cooks in: 30 Minutes Serves: 3 People

Susiyan/sugiyan/suyyam is a sweet bonda made with Chana dal, jaggery and coconut as filling and dipped in a batter, then deep fried. The batter is prepared with rice or maida. This is a traditional sweet made for Saraswati Pooja or Mahanavami during Navaratri. The batter can be fermented for an hour before frying.

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