Wednesday, 16 September 2015

Iradye (Steamed dessert)

Iradye is a steamed delicacy prepared in the Udupi district of Karnataka. It is made of rice, coconut and jaggery. A thick batter of rice and coconut is prepared and smeared on turmeric leaves, a filling of jaggery and coconut is placed in this and steamed. The result is a delicious, healthy and steamed dessert with the wonderful aroma of turmeric leaves. This is offered to Lord Ganesha on the day of Ganesha Chathurthi. 

Ingredients :

1 cup raw rice
1/2 cup grated coconut
a pinch of salt
10 turmeric leaves

for the filling

1/2 cup jaggery (grated)
1/2 cup coconut


Soak 1 cup of rice in water for 3 hours. Drain the water and grind it with half grated coconut to make a paste. Do not add too much water. 

For the filling mix jaggery and coconut.

Apply ghee on the turmeric leaves and spread. 

Spread the paste on the leaf to form a thin layer. Apply the filling in the center and fold the leaf. 

Place the leaf in the steamer and steam for 10 minutes. Remove the leaf and serve.

This Recipe is an entry to The KitchenAid India Navratri Challenge for The Hub @ Archana’s Kitchen.

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