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Venthaya Kali

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Venthaya Kali – A Grandma’s recipe, is a South Indian traditional delight. Ask any South Indian about the goodness of any kali like the ulundu kali, venthaya kali or kambu kali, etc and you are sure to receive a long monologue. It is so good for health that its made at almost every South Indian home. As far as the taste is concerned, its a dish that’s ‘finger licking good’. Made with fenugreek seeds or venthayam and naturally healthy jaggery, this venthaya Kali will make you strong and healthy.

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Venthaya Kali

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By lathakesav Published: December 4, 2013

  • Yield: 1 bowl (4 Servings)
  • Prep: 30 mins
  • Cook: 20 mins
  • Ready In: 8 hrs 50 mins

A smooth and thick pudding made from Fenugreek and rice, served with gingeley oil and jaggery/palm sugar.

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Soak the rice overnight or for 6-8 hours.
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  2. Soak the fenugreek seperately. This should also be soaked overnight or for 6-8 hours.
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  3. After 6-8 hours, grind the soaked fenugreek or venthayam by adding enough water.
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  4. Collect in a bowl.
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  5. Now grind the rice to a smooth batter by adding enough water.Then add the collected fenugreek batter to the rice batter.
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  6. Allow to grind for a minute or two until both the rice and fenugreek batter blends evenly.
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  7. Collect it in a thick bottomed pan.
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  8. Add salt and water. The batter should be thin (pouring consistency).
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  9. Now cook on a medium flame and keep stirring continuously else lumps will be formed.
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  10. Keep stirring as the batter thickens.
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  11. Continue stirring and cooking on medium flame until the kali is well cooked and leaves the sides of the pan. The kali will look glossy if cooked properly.
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  12. Transfer to a serving bowl. Place a small quantity on plate and make a hole in the center.
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  13. Add grated jaggery or palm sugar.
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  14. Pour in the desired quantity of gingeley oil.
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  15. The healthy and nutritious Venthaya Kali is now ready to be served.
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  16. Can also be served with jaggery syrup.
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 Latha Kesav Founder and editor of Wow Yummy, Latha Kesav is an electronics engineer, a loving home maker, a caring mom living in Chennai, India. Her love for yummy food and passion in cooking made her launch this website. | |

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