Kapparisi - A must during Punyakavachanam

During the naming ceremony of a new born, this is made by the aunt of the baby. After the baby is named, this is distributed to all.

Raw rice - 2 cps
Roasted Peanuts - 1/4 cup
Processed Channa Dal (Pottukadalai, Dalia)-1/4 cup
Cardamom powder - 1 tsp
Finely chopped coconut pieces - 1/2 cup
Jaggery - 1 cup
Ghee - 1 tbsp

Wash and soak rice in water for about 15 mins. Strain and spread over a clean cloth. After 15 to 20 mins roast it in a dry pan till it turns light pink in colour. Roast peanuts and processed channa dal in a dry pan, till it becomes slightly golden in colour. In 1/2 tbsp of ghee fry the coconut pieces till the aroma is released.

Grind the rice to 1/2 (do not over run the mixer and make it a powder). This can also be made even without making the rice to rawa consistency. Mix peanuts, processed channa dal, coconuts, cardamom powder in a shallow bowl.

Make Jaggery syrup and pour it on top of the mixture and mix thoroughly. Cool and store it. This can be stored for about a week.

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