Sunday, February 10, 2013

Gul paavate ( Kesari with Jaggery).

Gul Paavate is  a sweet dish prepared with Rava , jaggery( Bella in Kannada, gud in Hindi) and ghee.
This is a traditional and healthy dish and mainly for kids its very nutritious since lots of  dry fruits are used in Gul  Paavate( traditional name).

Things Needed :
Rava ( Samolina) : 1 cup .( Medium sized).
Ghee: 1/2 cup.
Jaggery : 1/2 cup
Dry Fruits:  1/4 cup.( Cashew nuts, Almonds and Raisins ).
Cardamom: 5 to 6.
Saffron   :( Kesari) : 3 to 4 rakes. ( Optional).
Water : 2 cups.
Powder cardamom and jaggery  separately and keep it aside. Cut nuts into small pieces , Keep water for boiling. Now take a  big pan and put 2 table spoons ghee and fry dry fruits for 1 minutes and add   Rava
( samolina ) and fry till the raw smell disappear.  Add boiling water and mix rava thoroughly and cook  for 2 minutes on low flame.  now add powdered jaggery and stir until it thickens.  Add ghee while stirring .  ( Can add more ghee to get better taste.  Add cardamom to the mixture and put  Gul Paavate mixture in a serving bowl.
Note : Fry Rava nicely on low flame . Can add more ghee to Gul paavate to get better taste. ( Especially when serving to kids ).  Can add dry dates( Uttutte in kannada ).  Adding Saffron is also optional since jaggery also will give good natural colour to the food.

Serves : 2 to 3

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