1 cup raw rice
2-3 tbsp chopped coconuts
½ cup sugar or jaggery.
Water for syrup
½ tsp crushed cardamom.
How to make Chalimidi
. The raw rice is soaked for 2-3 hours in warm water.
. The rice is then drained and dried in a dry cloth untill completely dry and powdered coarsely.
. This rice powder (I used ready-made rice powder) is then mixed with sugar or jaggery adding 1-2tsp water. Add grated coconut and crushed cardamom.
. Mix well to make a dough.
1 cup moong dal
2-3 tbsp grated coconut
chushed green chillies(optional)
1tbsp lemon juice (optional)
Salt to taste.
Fresh chopped cilantro to garnish.
. The moong dal should be soaked in warm water for about half an hour and drained.
. To this, add all the other ingredients and mix well.
. This dal is eaten raw and uncooked.
2-3 cups of water (depends on the no. Of serving)
½ tsp ginger powder or 1tbsp grated fresh ginger
2-3 tbsp grated jaggery (depends on how sweet you want it to be)
½ tsp crushed peppercorns
1 crushed cardamom
. Dissolve the grated jaggery in water and add fresh chopped ginger or dry ginger powder to it.
. I prefer fresh ginger to the dry powder as it gives more fresh taste and zing to the drink. The dry ginger loses some properties of fresh ones.
. Boil the mixture and filter it.
. Add crushed cardamom and peppercorns to it. Now its ready for Neivedyam.