Nov 19, 2010

Pumpkin Thawseli

Dudhi Thawseli Bajjile ( Delicious sweet ( steamed ) in Konkani / Saraswat cuisine )

Dudhi Thawseli ( Pumpkin Thawseli )

Makes: 1 steel thali / bowl

You will need

1 cup ( 100 g ) raw rice
1 cup ( 100 g ) grated coconut
1/4 cup water ( for grinding )
150 g grated pumpkin ( bright yellow or light red color )
3/4 cup to 1 cup melted jaggery ( or to taste )
2 pinches cardamom powder
2 bay leaves ( tej patta )


Wash and soak raw rice for 5 - 6 hours.

In a mixer, make a fine paste of raw rice with grated coconut. Do not add more water during grinding. Transfer this batter to another container and mix with grated pumpkin and jaggery. Add cardamom powder and mix well.

In a steel thali or bowl, grease 1/2 teaspoon oil and place one bay leaf. Pour batter and place another bay leaf over the batter.

Steam this batter in a steamer or pressure cooker ( without weight ) for half an hour or till done ( reduce heat to medium after full steam and steam for 25 minutes ).

Open the cooker and allow to cool for sometime. Cut into desired shape and size.

Thawseli Bajjile:

In a frying pan, heat 1 teaspoon ghee. Arrange thawseli pieces and fry on a medium heat till golden color on both the sides. Serve hot.


Hari Chandana said...

Looks so classic and delicious.. thanks for sharing !!

Priya said...

Wow very tempting dish, yumm!