Wishing you all a Very Happy and Prosperous Raksha Bandhan
Narali bhath recipe - On this auspicious day of Raksha Bandhan, I am Wishing you all A Very Happy and Prosperous Raksha Bandhan. We also call this day as rakhi /narali poornima in marathi, sutha punav in konkani and noolu hunnime in kannada. Suth and noolu means thread which is janve in konkani and janivar in kannada. Narali bhath is a traditional Indian sweet coconut rice made with flavoured rice, jaggery and coconut. This is a delicious flavorful sweet usually prepared on narali poornima or raksha bandhan day.
1½ cups basmati rice (preferably basmati rice)
2 cups jaggery powder
2 cups grated fresh coconut (1 coconut)
4 cloves /lavang
10 cardamoms, powdered
Fistful of cashew nuts and raisins, fried
2 tbsp Ghee
Narali bhath recipe
- In a heavy bottomed vessel, heat 1 tbsp of ghee and add 4 cloves / lavang to it.
- Add 1½ cup of washed basmati rice and saute nicely for 2 minutes. Add 3 cups of water to it and pressure cook till the rice is done.
- Mix together the jaggery, grated fresh coconut in a wide vessel. Keep this vessel on a low flame and stir continuously till the jaggery melts.
- When the jaggery melts, immediately add cooked rice and cardamom powder to it. Stir continuously till the rice and jaggery mixture thickens.
- When the rice mixture thickens, add remaining 1 tbsp ghee and mix well. Stir for few seconds and switch off the flame.
- While serving, garnish with fried cashew nuts and raisins. Serve the narali bhath either hot or cold.