15 Jun 2011

Friendship Chain - Guest post "Kinnathada"

        Wow I can't believe it is time for me to post a wonderful recipe from a lovely guest blogger for the "Friendship Chain". As we all know this series was started by Anamika of Taste Junction . It has a lovely theme where a recipe from a guest blogger of the host's choice is featured in the host's blog. Then the guest blogger becomes the host of the event for the next 15 days.


        Now it is my time to feature my lovely friend's post  in my blog. She is non other than  Dhyuthi from Mélange . What I like the best about her is first of all is her name - Dhyuthi means bright light..the vibrancy and sharpness as seen in lightning .... It's sanskrit.
        Second I am absolutely amazed by her passion in cooking and blogging which is reflected in each one of her posts.... Beautiful blog I must say.

        I want to thank Anamika for giving me the opportunity to be the host for this lovely event and Dhyuthi for graciously accepting to do a guest post for my blog which reflects her traditional and authentic roots - A recipe from "Kerala Cuisine".....

Coming to the post ..., It is Kinnathada from North Kerala...

This is her recipe in her own words:...

       Kinnathada, a luscious snack we prepare in North Kerala during the auspicious festival of Vishu. Being the Malayalee New Year,Vishu is always celebrated in a superlative manner especially in the central and northern part of the region. 


       Apart from  Vishukkani (auspicious first sight the members of the family see in the new year morning) and Vishukkainettam(the coins/money been gifted by the Karanavar/eldest person in the family to the youngsters as a blessing to kick-start a prosperous New Year), scrumptious sadya and numerous delectable snacks specially designed for the occasion turns the day to a pure festival of abundance ! 


        The one I am going to present today, Kinnathada, is a snack we usually prepare for Vishu evenings. It can be called as Kerala’s layered sweet cake since it’s been baked or steamed in layers. 
        After the much heavier Sadya in the afternoon, it’s a practice among the members of the family and the guests to gather in the long verandah and munch some special snacks, chatting and gossiping over tons of subjects.

Here is the recipe of this much cherished snack, Kinnathada…


Ingredients : 
4 heaped cups of Ponni Rice (you may use Basmati as well)
  1 heaped cup of Gram dal (kadalapparippu)
1.5 cups thick coconut milk
1.5 cups thin coconut milk
1.5 cups sugar (You may increase. Mine is considerably moderate)
Handful of cashews and raisins to garnish
Ghee as needed



Method:

1.Clean,wash and soak the rice in water overnight or 6-7 
hours. 
2.Wash and soak gram dal in water for half an hour. 
3.Pressure cook this adding only enough water to cook. 
4.Pressure cook till the gram is soft and cooked well. 
5.After the first whistle, you may reduce the flame and 
cook for another 10 minutes. 
6.Now grind the soaked rice in a food processor/mixer adding thick coconut milk.


7.You may add little by little. Now grind the cooked gram  
dal adding thin coconut milk slowly.  
8.Mix them both well. The batter should be bit looser than dosa batter. 
9.Mix in sugar to the batter and keep it closed for half an 
hour. 
10.Now place a plate in steamer and grease with ghee. 
11.Pour spoonful of batter to the plate and put some 
cashews and raisins over. 


12.Steam it and when it’s cooked pour another spoonful. 
13.Repeat this procedure till the batter finishes. Finally 
decorate with cashews and raisins.

*You may bake this as well. Preheat the oven to 180 degree and then make the layers 
and bake !

Hugs,

Dhyuthi.


       Friends I hope everyone enjoyed this yummy sweet treat as I did immensely. 

      Do check out Dyuthi's blog for the next guest post from another lovely blogger.


Enjoy....


Scribbled by Reva





28 comments:

Sarah said...

this is lovely!

Raji said...

Lovely guest post Reva...this looks really yum...i love the recipe.

Priya said...

An authentic sweet, u guys rocks..my best wishes to this wonderful virtual friendship chain..

kaveri said...

Lovely Post!

Mélange said...

Hi Reva,Thank you so much for the kind words about me and blog.And Kinnathada looks stunning at your amazing space..Thanks once again..

S.Menaga said...

பார்க்கவே சூப்பரா இருக்கு.....

Taste Junction said...

Wow..another lovely entry. I can just imagine how delicious it would be..or better I should make this to know how delicious it is!!

Ramya said...

Thanks Reva and Dhyuthi for this wonderful recipe..I have tried this from my friends place:-) Its a yummy sweet treat..!!

Krithi's Kitchen said...

So well written.. this is a lovely event!!

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Raksha said...

this is a good one

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Hey Reva nice post. nice to see this Kerala special snack

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

Sensible Vegetarian said...

A delicious lovely sweet, looks awesome.

Swarnavalli Suresh said...

looks delicious!!!

Sadhana Valentina said...

Nice post!! Pics are inviting....

Biny Anoop said...

wow amazingdessert or may be sweet ...looks luscious and temptgdear....nice to c u host it......

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

whoa !!! that recipe looks delicious, great theme and event :)

Shanavi said...

Looks luscious and an authentic recipe , must be real good..

Vardhini said...

Lovely post .. looks so tempting. Loving this event.

Vardhini
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GEETHA ACHAL said...

Very new to me...Looks so tempting...

divya said...

Nice post..... delicious lovely sweet, looks awesome.

Rinku Naveen said...

Looks mouthwatering! Good one.

Mugdha said...

Hi Reva,

this is a nice event and the sweet seems so delicious..
u hav a yummy space here.glad 2 follow u....Thanx for visiting my blog and hope 2 c u again..tc...:)

Plateful said...

Oh wow, this brings back so many memories...ah! We call this kinnathappam and I'm so glad to have a delicious recipe for it. Thanks Reva for introducing us to your friend, Dhyuthi!

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SouthIndianHome said...

Looks very tempting and delicious.Nice authentic recipe
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Malar Gandhi said...

That looks awesome, heard a lot about this dish, but never tasted it so far.

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Suman Singh said...

Great and lovely guest post, Reva!!
This dish sounds new to me but looks delicious..great recipe!

Rinku Naveen said...

Reva..I have shared a few awards with you. Kindly accept them from my blog.Thank you..

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