vendhaya kali recipe | வெந்தய களி

vendhaya kali recipe | வெந்தய களி is a popular recipe in Tamil Nadu which will be generally prepared when a girl attains puberty or if she is pregnant. “Vendhayam” is the tamil name for fenugreek seeds or methi seeds. This is a very healthy recipe with vendhayam, which is a natural coolant especially during summer days. Don’t miss – Kambu Kali and keppai kool.

Know more about vendhayam through the link – fenugreek wikipedia.

Ingredients:- (200ml cup used)

  • idli rice – 1/4 cup
  • raw rice / pacharisi – 1 tsp
  • urad dal / ulundham paruppu – 1 tsp
  • vendhayam / fenugreek seeds / methi seeds – 2 tsps
  • jaggery / vellam – 1 cup
  • gingely oil / nal ennai – 2 tsps
  • ghee / nei – 1 tsp
vendhaya kali recipe | வெந்தய களி - ingredients
vendhaya kali recipe | வெந்தய களி – ingredients
Jaggery / vellam
Jaggery / vellam

Method:-

1. Wash and soak idli rice, raw rice, vendhayam and urad dal in water for 2-3 hours.

Ingredients soaked in water
Ingredients soaked in water

2. Grind it in a wet grinder into a slightly coarse batter. The batter will increase in volume and will be fluffy because of vendhayam after grinding.

Vendhaya kali batter
Vendhaya kali batter

3. Add one cup of water and make the batter to a dosa consistency.

Vendhaya kali in fry pan
Vendhaya kali in fry pan

4. Pour it in a fry pan and keep it in low flame and start stirring continuously. Stirring from the beginning till the end is a must while preparing this dish. Because if you leave gap the dish will stick to the bottom of the pan and will form lumps.

Vendhaya kali in fry pan
Vendhaya kali in fry pan

5. In another pan add jaggery and add one cup of water along with cardomom powder and boil till jaggery melts.

Boiling jaggery with water
Boiling jaggery with water

6. When jaggery melts filter it through a sieve to remove the impurities.

Filtering jaggery syrup
Filtering jaggery syrup

7. When vendhaya kali batter becomes thick add filtered jaggery to it.

Adding jaggery syrup
Adding jaggery syrup

8. Again stir continuously without forming any lumps.

Vendhaya kali
Vendhaya kali

9. When vendhaya kali thickens and come to halwa consistency add two tsps of gingely oil and stir again.

Gingely oil added
Gingely oil added

10. Finally add one tsp of ghee and switch off the stove.

Ghee added
Ghee added

11. Transfer vendhaya kali to a serving bowl and serve. It will be a tasty, healthy recipe for everyone in the family.

vendhaya kali recipe | வெந்தய களி
vendhaya kali recipe | வெந்தய களி

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