Sweet Beeda recipe | vetrilai | இனிப்பு பீடா செய்முறை

Sweet Beeda recipe | vetrilai | இனிப்பு பீடா செய்முறை explains to prepare a beeda at home. Variety of ingredients such as dry fruits, nuts, dry coconut, honey and calcium paste were used to prepare this beeda. In tamil betel leaves are called as “vetrilai”.

Sweet Beeda’s are not only tasty, it helps in digestion after a heavy meal. Edible Calcium paste helps to improve calcium needs. I am a great fan of Sweet Beeda. I usually grow betel leaves at home or always store betel leaves in refrigerator. It’s very easy to prepare at home and I have given in easy steps that you can understand easily.

Ingredients:-

  • betel leaves/ vetrilai – 1 for one beeda. Choose a bigger leaf.
  • calcium paste/ chunnambu – pinch
  • honey – one drop
  • dried grapes – few (2-3)
  • almonds/ badam – few (chopped)
  • cashews/ mundhiri – few (chopped)
  • fennel seeds/ sombu – few
  • coconut flakes – few (fresh or dry coconut)
  • Clove – 1
  • tutti frutti/ any dry fruit cubes – few (pappaya, cherry, orange, pine apple etc are available in cubes in the market)
  • betel nuts/ paakku – few
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Ingredients- betel leaf, honey, almonds, cashews, coconut, betel nuts, dry grapes, fennel seeds,cloves, dry fruit cubes and calcium paste.

Method:-

1. Take the betel leaves and cut along the veins upto half of the leaf as shown in the photo.

Betel leaves with the cut veins
Betel leaves with the cut veins

2. Turn back and apply a drop of calcium paste also called as chunnambu in tamil.

Calcium paste applied
Calcium paste applied

3. Apply a drop of honey over it.

Honey added
Honey added

4. Put  few betel nut in it.

5.  Add one or two pieces of all the needed ingredients as per wish.

All needed ingredients added
All needed ingredients added

6. Fold the betel leaf, cut ends one above the other and fold the other end and pack it.

Fold the cut ends one above the other
Fold the cut ends one above the other

7. Close the pack using a clove, or a cherry piece with a tooth pick. In this case you should remove the tooth pick while eating.😊

Closed with a clove
Closed with a clove

8. These betel leaf, and betel nuts helps in digestion after a heavy meal.

Closed using a cherry piece and a tooth pick
Closed using a cherry piece and a tooth pick

 

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