Roasted Gram Cone / Roasted Gram Pillaiyar

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This time when I was in India my mum was talking about Pillaiyar which is used in most of the functions like marriage, temple pooja. I was not sure about what she was taking about. So I asked to do 2 pillaiyar to see and learn what it is.. My son loved it
Ingredients:
Roasted Gram (Pottu kadalai) – 1/2 Cup
Jaggery – 1/2 Cup
Caradamom – 1teaspoon ( I love Caradamom.. so I use bit more. You can reduce it if you prefer less or you can omit this completely)
Rice Flour – 1/2 tablespoon
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Method:
Melt the Jaggery in water and drain to remove the impurity. Bring back the drained jaggery, Caradamom to the medium flame. Boil it till it is in ball consistency
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Consistency check : Take water in seperate bowl. Take a drop of jaggery syrup and put it in water, it should stand firm and should not dissolve as. It should form a slightly hard ball when you roll it with your fingers and see. When this consistency is reached, It is ready.
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In a broader vessel take the half of Roasted Gram and mix in Jaggery. Mix it well. Apply rice flour on your hand and make a cone shape pillaiyar. Use the flat kitchen top surface dusted with rice flour to make the cone shape.
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Use it for the function or prayer. Once done distribute this as prasatham / Nievadyam.
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