Monday, April 6, 2009

Chana Dal Kheer and more........

Chana daal kheer or 'Madgane' is a Konkani delicacy made on special occassions and festivals like Ugadi and Ganesh Chathurti. This Kheer tastes good in all possible ways :), eat it piping hot... or chilled... the taste gets better and leaves you wanting for more.

We all know that there are a few dishes which taste better the next day of preparation, as the ingredients release their flavour and aroma better sitting for a day after it's made. This kheer also falls in that bracket :) it tastes yummmm... I think that's enough temptation for you all to try it out and go mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.....with it's rich taste.

Well, before that here's something I did in the last week,There are so many recipes that I want to try out. I managed to make some out of my long 'to do' list. so here they are:
p.s: please feel free to rotate ur neck to view the snaps properly ;) blogger picture uploading has become really cranky so couldn't do justice to rotate some pictures

The original recipe called for vodka or kirsch, instead I used a teaspoon of vanilla extract, the taste was great. We loved it :)

2.Sushma's recipe of Cucumber in yogurt gravy/Majjige Huli (I used white pumpkin) , here's the link for the recipe.
Sushma's version had ginger and fenugreek,which I hadn't used in my version. I tried it out and the result was superb :) Thanks Sushma.

3. French Apple and Yogurt Cake from Akkal's Saapadu, here's the link
The cake was just tooooooooooooooo good! Thanks V for the wonderful recipe :)

4. Ridge Gourd Curry from Deepa's blog. Here's the link
The original recipe called for broadbeans but I used frozen green peas. It tasted really nice both with rice and roti :) Thanks Deepa.
Now finally here's the recipe for the chana dal kheer.

Chana Daal Kheer:


1 cup Chana Dal (boiled)
1/2 cup Jaggery (crushed/powdered)
2 tbsp cashew nuts (fried in a little oil)

To Grind:
3/4 cup Coconut (grated)
2-3 Cardamoms
2-3 tsps rice flour


In a heavy bottomed vessel put the cooked chana dal and powdered jaggery and cook it on low flame stirring often, so that the jaggery melts and blends well with the chana daal.

Meanwhile Grind the coconut, cardamoms, rice flour with some water and make it into a fine paste .

Add the ground paste to the simmering chana daal and jaggery mixture and mix well.

Keep stirring continulously till it begins to thicken, and begins to boil.
Add the fried cashew to the kheer and mix well.
Turn off the flame. Serve it hot or chilled .

Note: 1.If the kheer becomes too thick add a bowl of water and stir it to get the desired consistency.
2. you could soak 2-3 tsps rice in warm water for about 15 minutes and use it for grinding, if you don't have rice flour handy.
3. *My Amma sometimes avoids frying the cashews to avoid oil, if u prefer to skip the frying part you could add the plain cashews at step 3.


sharada said...

i feel the always "madgane" tastes better the next day...looks yummy.
just loved the apple-yogurt cake u to try soon

Varunavi said...

I am also having too much problem with the blogger,maybe will shit to wordpress.
Never tasted channa dal kheer,looks great..:)

Kitchen Flavours said...

Wow superb and yummy array of foods....Awesome... I have a long list to go on in bookmarked recipes...Chana dal kheer looks yum.

Asha said...

YUM! Love Chana dal kheer, lovely dishes to try. Majjige huli looks mouthwatering! :)

Suparna said...

Thanks Sharada, Varunavi,Rekha, Asha for the visit and comment.

Purnima said...

Suparna...super haa! Madgane! I surely didnt mind tilting to right! :D All the dishes, specially cake look awesome..hey though not authentic, try coconut milk one cup,in place of coconut grinding, original madgane makes u cough if coconut gets stuck at throat ;) Coconut milk, I found, enhances the flavor too n is silky smooth while swallowing! :D

Anonymous said...

Hey,very busy cooking there,..lovely of you...kheer looks awesome too.

Deepa Hari said...

Channa dal kheer looks delicious Suparna...Loved all the dishes and thank u Dear for trying out my recipe...feels really happy to know u liked it.

Smitha said...

Wow! I don't know how you find time to try out all these recipes. Great!
We have a similar kheer with the same ingredients other than channa dal. We use Moong dal.We dry roast the moong forst and then pressure cook it with jaggery. then finally add coconut milk etc.

Malar Gandhi said...

Hi Suparna, you have a kool blog. Lots of shooting stars...he he. Chana dal ki kheer looks fabulous. Love it. All colorful plates and cups, nice!:)

Ashwini said...

All yummy dishes..Everything looks so good..Love channa dhal kheer..yummm

workhard said...

hi, the cake looks really really yummy...

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Priya said...

Channa dal kheer looks yummy..would love to have rite now...delicious dear...seems u are enjoying n trying loads of dishes from blogger friends...thats great:)

Superchef said...

we make this kheer with coconut milk and no rice flour..this method is great too..! looks delicious!

Varsha Vipins said...

I guess its similar to our Parippu payasam..Looks total yum Suparna..!!i use to have it a lot in Sadya's..:)
The other dishes looks good too..nice of you try n post it..:)

Suparna said...

Thanks dear for the easy tip, ya u r right smtms it makes us will try this tip next time I do it.

Thanks enjoying my tried and tasted cooking going through loads of lovely recipes posted by all of the lovely ladies :) TC

Thanks again for the lovely recipe....I freak out looking at all the veggie dishes at ur blog...

lol, Tha's a compliment dear :) thanks. BTW thanks for the kerala kheer recipe shall try that sometime.

Ashwini, Thanks sweetie :) I really enjoyed making all the dishes from the bloggie friends :)

Thanks priya tha's right am enjoying it, all of u are great inspiration for me with ur wonderful recipes and food pics ;)

thanks for the visit ur first time here :) wish to c u more often.

This is Manglorean method :) will try the kerala version u mentioned too :) Thanks dearie :)

Thanks for the visit and encouragement, glad u liked the presentation :) and my blog.
keep coming :)

Red Chillies said...

hey, I made madgane too for Gudi padwo. Mine is a little differnt version. Will post it soon.
Good selection of other dishes.

Suparna said...

Thanks RC :) eagerly waiting for ur version. Hope to c u here more often.

Raaga said...

I love madgane... :-)

Purva Desai said...

Cake looks moist and fluffy....and kheer looks appetizing too....
Thanks for sharing dear

Anonymous said...

I love chana dal kheer. We call it varn in Mangalore. I'll try your version.

Cham said...

The kheer is very appetizing! I like all ur tried out recipes!