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Monday, November 1, 2010

THIRATTUPAAL

This is a traditional Tamil brahmin sweet and is made on all important days. In Iyengar marriages, there is a lovely function. The bride is given a small cup of thirattupaal and will be asked to distribute it to all the people available. Elders tell her that if she distributes to everyone, she can run the family within the means effectively. It is a great deal to make very small balls, like a chickpea, out of it and to distribute it to everyone.

This is the traditional way of preparing thirattupaal. Though this is time consuming, this will be tastier than the microwave version. I got about 3/4 kg. with the given ingredients.

INGREDIENTS:

Milk - 3 litres
Crushed jaggery - 2 cups
Cardamom - 8
Ghee - 1 tablespoon

METHOD:

Crush the jaggery bars using a crusher. Powder the cardamoms.

Boil milk in a thick bottomed deep utensil. I used a pressure cooker. Put a small plate inside the milk. This prevents the charring of milk. Stir often. When the milk starts thickening, take out the small plate and stir the milk frequently till it reduces to half.

Now transfer the milk to a wide , heavy bottomed pan or a non-stick kadai. Allow it to boil and stir it continuously till it becomes thick like a curdled texture . Now add the powdered jaggery. Mix it well. The jaggery will dissolve and start thickening. Now add the cardamom powder and ghee. Stir till the mixture leaves the sides of the pan. The mixture should neither be too moist nor like a dough. Switch off the stove and transfer it to a container.

DELICIOUS THIRATTUPAAL IS READY.

26 comments:

  1. wow - thats a real cute tradition! love the sweet - a lot like the jaggery kheer!

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  2. My fav sweet,looks so delicious...

    simplehomefood.com

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  3. Thirattupaal looks very tempting.
    Distributing function is interesting!:)

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  4. can we use evaporated milk from cans? If so, please pass on the amount of ingredients to be used. thank you.

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  5. ur pics explain it excellently....haven't tried it anytime.....will surely try it sometime.
    Thx.
    Biny

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  6. oh!mouthwatering n healthy sweet...

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  7. Wowww wat a great looking thirattupaal, very inviting..

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  8. Never tried this! Very nice Shanti.

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  9. Thanks for sharing this traditional sweet dish. It's new to me and I must say, looks lovely.

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  10. Woooooooooow really really really tempted..this is one of my fav sweet.. Wonderful picture demos. I am boomkarking it.

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  11. Agree with you - even though making this takes time and lots of effort - this tastes the best! Love the texture!

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  12. Interesting sweet never tried it before.

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  13. superrrr- my hubby's and daughter's fav sweet! looks awesome and droolworthy!!

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  14. Wonderful step by step pics....Thanks for sharing this traditional sweet

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  15. Hi Akka,

    That's a beautiful sweet...yumm yumm..Happy Diwali to you!!:)

    Dr.Sameena@

    http://www.myeasytocookrecipes.blogspot.com

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  16. My hubby is a big fan of this,never tried so far,bookmarking,will try soon :) Thanks for the recipe!

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  17. Have never tasted thirattipal with jaggery as sweetner...Looks very delicious.

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  18. Hi Shantiji,
    I am sorry for not being regular here. I have missed many wonderful dishes to learn.
    This one is amazing, I am going to try it tomorrow.

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  19. Hi Shantiji,
    Taken this to my kitchen.
    Thanks. the taste was too good.

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