Methiye Oondos

              Karkkadu Maasu is the last month of our HIndu Almanac . The rapid climatic change and downpours bring with it a  lot of epidemics and deadly diseases . To protect themselves from this adverse situations – our elders had followed strict diets to keep themselves fit & healthy . They also had special dishes during this time – one being Methiye pejj – the recipe of which you can find here  , Here is another nutritious recipe of Methiye Oondos – provided by my FB friend  Anasuya V Prabhu . This is a very simple and a sweet one so that all family members will enjoy .So here is the recipe :-

Ingredients :-

  • 4 handfuls of Matta rice / Kerala rice
  • 1 handful of methi seeds
  • 1/2 cup of Jaggery grated
  • 1/2 cup of grated coconut

Method :-

  1. Spread out the rice & methi on a cloth to dry for some time until they have lost their moisture                     
  2. Keeping  a pan on medium flame  roast the rice & methi.
  3. Roast the rice & methi till they pop and have become crisp .
  4. Set aside to cool and then grind to a smooth powder in a mixer . 
  5.  In a pan add about 2 tablespoons of water and the jaggery . Heat it till it melts and thickens slightly .
  6. Add the grated coconut and mix well .
  7. Switch off flame .Now add the powdered rice & methi and mix thoroughly .                                 
  8. Now this is ready to be made into oondos.
  9. If you want you can add a spoon of ghee . Make oondos of the mixture .                                             
  10. You can adjust the amount of jaggery & coconut according to your tastes . Still a little bitterness of the methi should be there to enhance the flavour .

Enjoy this delicious oondo to stay fit & healthy !

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