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March 26, 2009

Ugadi Bakshalu

Bhakshalu is a sweet dish made specially for Ugadhi the festival of new year for telugu people. Ugadi we also prepare the Ugadi pachadi along with the bhakshalu.





Ingredients:


  • 1 cup of Shanaga papu(channa dal)
  • 1/2 cup of grated bellam (or) sugar
  • 1 cup maida
  • ½ cup wheat flour
  • 4-5 cinnamon(elachi)
  • ghee
  • 1 cup water


Preparation Method:


  • Take channa dal along with water and pressure cook it till the dal is very soft.
  • Grate the bellam ,keep the flame to slow and add the grated bellam to the chana dal and start mixing it.
  • The bellam (or) sugar starts melting and becomes a paste.
  • Grind the elachi and sprinkle the powder into the mixture. Let it cook for some time and remove it from flame. Let it cool.
  • Make small balls of it.
  • In a bowl mix maida and wheat flour with sufficient water and make to a soft dough.Make small balls of the dough for pressing into a puri.
  • Now take a plastic sheet and grease it with oil and press the maida ball into a puri with hands slowly.In the middle of the puri place the bellam pakkam ball and cover it on all sides with maida.Now evenly press the ball into a circular shape.
  • Heat a pan and place this bhaksha and let it cook with some ghee added along the sides of the pan.
  • Serve with ghee.