I love the maavu (from maa vilakku) those days my grandma does maavu during thiruvizha.. I wanted to try this for a while. I finally made this for Karthigai. It is very simple dish. Normally my grandma makes this in 'ural'. My MIL still does it in ural only.. So to me this can be only done in Ural. But later after browsing other blogs I found out can be done in mixie / blender too. so I decided to give it a try. Normally we use only rice, grated coconut and Jaggery . However my helper suggesting to add roasted gram and puffed rice. I find it tasted good too.. But if you prefer to go without it it is also fine
Raw rice - 1 cup
Jaggery - 1/2 cup to 3/4 cup (I have used 1/2 cup only)
Roasted gram dal - 1/2 teaspoon
Pori / puffed rice - 1 teaspoon
Cardamom powder - 1/4 teaspoon
Ghee - 2 teaspoon (for lamp)
Wash and soak rice for 1 hour.
Drain it and let it dry out on a muslin cloth till it is completely done. Grind it to find powder. Sieve it out and grind it out again.
Take jaggery, rice flour, roasted gram dal. puffed rice, cardamom powder in a broader vessel. Mix well. And shape it.Make a dent in the middle and pour ghee in it. Lit the lamp