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Kalkandu Saadam - Sweet Candy Rice

posted 7 Sept 2013, 21:08 by R A   [ updated 7 Sept 2013, 21:09 ]
Rice - 1 cup
Milk - 1 cup
Sweet Candy (Diamond Kalkandu) - 1 1/2 cup
Cashew Nuts - 12 nos
Cardamom Powder - 1/2 tsp
Ghee - 1/2 cup

Powder the candy. Make syrup out of it. Cook rice using 1 cup of milk and 3 cups of water. Remove from flame and mash it well. Add the cooked rice to the syrup and boil it for a few mins.

In a frying laddle add ghee and fry the cashew nuts and fry it to a golden brown colour. Pour it to the rice and add cardamom powder and mix well.

This is prepared normally for Pournami Pooja(Puja done on full moon day) as a prasadam or Neivedhyam. Can be made on Chitra Pournami day in the place of Sarkarai Pongal.