Mar 15, 2013

Steamed Broken Wheat Sweet

Steamed  Broken wheat  Sweet - A delicious and  steamed dish, made of broken wheat, jaggery and coconut paste. Jaggery available in Chennai is of a lighter color, hence the color is not as dark as it should look.  Basic recipe from my mom – in – law and sis – in – law !!

Serves: 5 – 6 (or 1 steel thali of 9 – inches in diameter)


Please use same measuring cup to measure broken wheat,  water, jaggery and coconut paste.

1 cup (Indian standard measuring cup of 200 ml / 8 oz) broken wheat (suvve govu)

½ cup water

¾th cup grated coconut

½ to ¾ cup melted and sieved jaggery (or to taste)

¼ teaspoon cardamom powder

1 steel thali or a wide steel  bowl

½ teaspoon oil


Soak broken wheat in ½ cup water for 2 hours.

Make a smooth paste of grated coconut in a small mixer bowl. Sprinkle 1 – 2 tablespoon water when making the paste.

In a bowl, mix together soaked broken wheat, coconut paste and jaggery. Do not add extra water. It should be medium thick in consistency.

Grease a steel thali  (or a bowl) with ½ teaspoon oil. Pour this broken wheat – jaggery – coconut mixture and steam in a steamer or in a pressure cooker (without weight) for 20 – 25 minutes until done / till a skewer / knife inserted in the centre comes out clean. Remove from steamer and keep aside to cool for half an hour. Cut into desired shape and size. We can also shallow fry these slices in 2 teaspoon ghee (like pathali bajjille).

1 comment:

Leelagovind said...

i made it this evening and loved the different taste!!..thanks niya and to your MIL and SIL as well..