Saturday, August 24, 2019

JANMASHTAMI..ATUKULA PAYASAM...AVAL PAYASAM

ATUKULA PAYASAM..SHRI KRISHNA JANMASHTAMI 





Shri Krishna Ashtami..the birth of Lord Krishna is celebrated all over India.Atukulu..poha.. Aval is a favourite of Lord Krishna,and jaggery added to payasam makes it more tasty..
Atukula payasam an easy and tasty sweet neivedhyam/bhog offered to God Krishna..In Vaishnavam and all over India, Sri Krishna Janmashtami is celebrated very grandly by everyone.People try to do many prasadams bhog  in the event of Sri Krishna Janmashtami.One such bhog is done with Atukulu..poha.. beaten rice..and it is very simple.

Recipe ..

Prep time..10 mins
Cooking time..25 mins
Serves..3

Materials..

Poha.. Atukulu.. Aval.. Beaten rice..1/2 small cup
Jaggery..1/2 small cup..same measurement as poha
Milk..4 to 5  cups..same measurement as above
Ghee..3 tbsp
Cardamom..2 no.s,made in to powder
Cashews ..10 no.s made into slits
Raisins..10 no.s
Saffron..4 strands

Method..

1.Place a pan on the stove,add 1 tbsp ghee into it..

2.After heating add cashews slits and fry for 1 minute then add raisins too and fry..after a minute when raisins start fluffing,  take all of them in to a plate, and set aside.

3.Now add the remaining ghee to the same pan,and add poha/atukulu  and fry till 2to 3 minutes.
4.Next add the roasted dry fruits half  of the fried quantity,to the poha,and keep remaining aside.


5.Add milk to the pan with poha, and cashews, raisins. Mix well and let it cook in low flame,till the milk is reduced and thickened..by this time the poha will be softened.

6.Add jaggery ,mix well,immediately  add the remaining fried cashews and raisins, cardamom powder,saffron, and switch o aff the stove..Mix well.
7.Garnish with  cashew, raisins and saffron..
8.Serve  hot or cold..

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