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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Aval Sweet Pongal | அவல் சர்க்கரை பொங்கல்

Cooks in: 20 Minutes Serves: 3 People

Chakkarai Pongal or sweet pongal is a very popular offering in temples as well as in homes during festivals. Generally rice and moong dal are cooked and jaggery syrup is added for the sweetness. In this recipe, I have used Poha/aval which is very versatile. If cooked moong dal is ready, this pongal can be made within ten minutes. Try this delicious recipe using millet Aval for this Navaratri festival.

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Millet Protein Laddu

Cooks in: 20 Minutes Serves: 4 People

This laddu is loaded with protein and when added with ragi flour, it becomes a complete energy ball. I had some leftover urad dal and yellow moong dal powders which I prepared for Janmashtami. I used them to make this laddu and my family loved it. Actually there is no perfect measurements required for this recipe! Still I would like to share what I did to create these beauties! I used cold pressed coconut oil for vegan version, but you can use ghee also which will give a good taste and nice aroma.

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