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Saturday, December 29, 2007

Kalkandu Sadam

After a short vacation life is back to the usual chores and let me resume writing with a mouth watering chettinad special sweet Kalkandu sadam.This is common sweet rice served along with lunch during chettinad weddings. A very auspicious prasadam that we can make with ease while doing pooja’s at home.
This can be made either using pressure cooker or in rice cooker. Only
thing to be noted is that rice should get cooked nicely.

Raw rice-1 cup
Milk-1 cup
Kalkandu-1 cup
Kumkumapoo(saffron)-a pinch
Ghee-3 table spoons
Cashew nut-10
Dry grapes-little

Cook the rice with 1 cup of milk and 2 cups of water either in cooker or rice cooker such that it can be smashed nicely. When it gets cooked smash the rice with a spoon when the rice is hot itself. Add the powdered kalkandu and cardamom into the rice keeping it in the stove. Kalkandu will make the rice watery. When the rice cools it will become thick. If you feel that it is too watery cook for another 5 minutes. Add the saffron mixed in milk also into the rice. Fry the cashews and grapes in the ghee and mix it with the rice.


Purni Karthik said...

Hi Achi,
I am always a big fan of chettinad samayal. I had friend in karaikudi.i love their way of cooking.i was searching for an authentic chettinad recipes. So happy to find ur blog.Thankyou for wonderful recipes u have.

sashi said...

i was searching for the kalkandu sadam recepie to prepare and give for my daughter it is nice and mouth watery i do want to try ur other recepies

priya said...

hi solai achi,
...i love kalkandu satham very much thanks for ur recipe....and also a big fan of chettinad foods recipes....am always looking for chettinad samayal ...i love that very much ...once again thanks for ur recipes...am gonna try kalkandu satham tomorrow....take care bye!

Janaki Ravichandran said...

Hi Solai,

That was a simple recipe & written in a way that is motivating to complete. It did not frighten me with too many steps / notes.

I am going to try it tomorrow.



Skl said...

Hello aunty,
We tried this recipe,tasted great,it's different,we have never tasted this dish before though we have been to karaigudi,very delicious flavour added by kalkand,looks like chettinad ladies have tried out all combinations,effort is very much appreciated,thank you,