Every festival has its own story and customary dishes. This sweet is specially made on Nagula Chavithi. This sweet is exchanged between family members and friends. It’s a traditional sweet with few ingredients. You won’t usually find it in sweet shops.
- Thella nuvvulu / white sesame seeds – half cup ( nylon nuvvulu)
- Bellam / Jaggery – half cup (chopped or grated)
- Ghee – one tblsp
- Grated dry coconut – one and half tblsp
- Gasallu / kas kas – One tsp
- Chopped cashews / godambe – one tblsp
- Cardamom powder – one pinch
In a mixer, add sesame seeds and grind for a sec,
then add jaggery and grind again until everything is mixed. It will take less than a mintue.
Transfer the mixture into a plate. In a pan, add ghee, coconut, kas kas, cashews. Fry until light brown color, add this to sesame mixture and mix well with hands. Add cardamom powder.
Tip: If you find this little dry, you can add _very_ few drops of milk.
Make shapes with cookie cutter or you can make round shapes with hand.
Ready for prasadam.
15 to 20 mins
Two to three days