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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. Ingredients: 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 Method: 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 stor