Channa dal / Bengal gram/ Kadalai paruppu -1/2 cup
Moong dal/pasi paruppu (split yellow variety) – 1/2 cup
Jaggery – 1 cup
Ghee – 1/4 + 1 1/2 tbsp
Coconut – 1/3 cup grated
Cashew nuts -10-12
Cardamom powder- 1/4 tsp
Melt jaggery in just enough water and filter it to remove any impurities.
Dry roast both the dal separately till you get a nice aroma. Do not brown it too much.
Soak both the dal together in hot water for 1 hour.
Drain the water completely and grind it without adding water.( it should neither be very fine nor very coarse, it should be in between both)
Heat another 2 tsp of ghee and fry the crumbled dal for a few minutes.(see pic below)
In another kadai, heat jaggery, when it starts boiling, add cardamom powder, crumbled dal mixture, remaining ghee and cook in medium flame till it leaves the sides of the pan.
Then add fried coconut, cashew nuts and mix well. Okkarai sweet is ready.
Decorate it with cashew nuts and serve. I am sure you will all love this very simple and tasty sweet.
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