Thursday, August 27, 2009

Thengai Thiratupal , Aval Vilayichathu & Tag

Thengai Thirattupal:

There are two thirattupal .One is prepared by milk (Pal thiratupal) another one is from coconut(Thengai Thirattupal) . Thengai Thirattupal is a traditional tamil iyer sweet . This sweet is must in our weddings. For Vinayakar Chaturthi along with other Neividhyam I made Thengai Thirattupal.


Grated coconut - 1 cup

jaggery - ½ - ¾ cup

Cardamom powder - ½ tsp

Ghee - 1 tbsp


Grate only the soft white portion of the coconut. Put the jaggery in a heavy bottomed vessel and add ½ cup water and keep on low flame. When the jaggery completely melted, strain it and put it in a heavy bottomed vessel and allow to boil . Add coconut gratings and Cook till the mixture just starts leaving the sides of the vessel and become solid. Add cardamom powder and & ghee mix well & remove from the heat.

Aval Vilayichathu

Aval Vilayichathu is an all time favourite! It is made with aval, coconut and jaggery as the main ingredients. This is a very delicious snack and nutritious too! IAvil Vilayichathu is served as prasadam in temple sand in home for ganapathi homam/pooja.


Pressed rice (poha) 250 grams

Jaggery (gur), grated 750 grams

Ghee 2 tablespoons

Grated coconut -1 cup

Sesame seeds (til) -1 tsp

Coconut, scraped -2

Green cardamom powder -1 tsp

Banana -1 cut into small pieces


Dissolve jaggery in one and half cups of water over low heat. Strain.

Heat ghee in a pan and fry coconut slivers, sesame seeds and set aside.

Heat this syrup in a heavy bottomed vessel. Add scraped coconut and cook over low heat, stirring continuously, till one-thread consistency is reached’

Add the aval , sesame seeds ,and cardamom powder. Mix well for 2 minutes till the aval is well coated with the jaggery and coconut. Remove from heat and allow it to cool slightly .

Garnish with Slices of bananas . Cool and store in a dry container. It remains for several days

Note : If we want store more days then don’t add banana.

I am sending this both recipe ,One Article Meaning of VinayakaChaturthi ,and my small sketch of Lord Ganesha to Purva's Festive Food Event.

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6) Do not tag the same person repeatedly but try to tag different people, so that there is a big network of bloggers doing the tag.


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2)B - Best Friend ? –Anju

3) C - Cake or Pie ? CAKE

4) D - Drink of choice ? Coffee

5. E – Essential item you use every day? Pc, TV, Mobile

6. F – Favorite color? Baby pink , sky blue

7. G – Gummy Bears Or Worms? None

8. H – Hometown? Tenkasi( nr Tirnelveli)

9. I – Indulgence? Writing

10. J – January or February? January

11. K – Kids & their names? Two -Onedaughter,One sonName –Preeti, Aditya

12. L – Life is incomplete without? Love

13. M – Marriage date? 22 May1985

14. N – Number of siblings? one younger brother

15. O – Oranges or Apples? Both

16. P – Phobias/Fears? Reptiles, horror movies and I am scared of animals- I cannot tolerate any animal especially (dog & cat) near me

17. Q – Quote for today- Go with the flow.

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19. S – Season? Winter but not too cold tolerable

20. T – Tag 4 People? Hope this time everyone has been tagged I am the last to post

21. U – Unknown fact about me? Unknown

22. V – Vegetable you don't like? Bittergourd

23. W – Worst habit? I believe others easily, so sensitive.

24. X – X-rays you've had? Many

25. Y – Your favorite food? Grilled Sandwich, Dosa

26. Z – Zodiac sign? Scorpio


Priya Suresh said...

Thengai thiratupal looks simply delicious, never tried yet at hom..aval vilayichathu seems very easy and delicious..Nice to know more about you through ABC tag..

Gita Jaishankar said...

Tempting dishes Jaishree...this thiratupaal is new to me...I love sweets with coconut..cant wait to try this :)

ST said...

WOnderful and delicious jaishree...Nice to know more about you through ABC tag..


தேங்காய் திரட்டிபால் பார்க்கும் பொழுதே வாய் உருது...மிகவும் ருசியாக இருக்கும் போல...

இப்பொழுது டய்டிங்கில் இருப்பதால்,கண்டிப்பாக என் பொன்னுக்காவது செய்து கொடுக்கவேண்டும்ம்...(எப்படியும் ஒரு வாயாவது சாப்பிடுவேன்ல...)..இப்படி ஆசையினை தூண்டுவிட்டிங்டிங்லே...

Vidhya said...

theratupal looks super delicious Jaishree and nice to read about you through the tag

Raks said...

Hmm,mouthwatering!! coconut and jaggery makes a great combo!!

Indian Khana said...

Oh wow that's looks yum....

Purva Desai said...

this looks irresistibly tempting......ur article is very informative...and a lovely sketch....
Thank you for the lovely entry for the event

Nithya Praveen said...

Its been a while I blogged.Perfect recipe.....never tried thengai therattipaal.Wonderful one.Nice to know more about u.Hopes all with u Jaishree:)

Vikis Kitchen said...

Thengai thirattu pal ....I m drooling:) Aval vilaichathu recipe is so perfect and I m always looking for this prasadam recipe.
Thanks for letting know these delicious recipes. Guess u can write a cook book for those tasty prasadams.. U have a nice collection dear. Bookmarking it.