Monday, August 25, 2008

Kallya Undo for BalKrishna

We used to enjoy Janmashtami celebration at my grandmother's house. My grandfather used to tell us all the beautiful stories about Krishna, that day. and all the grand kids from teenagers to toddlers used to gather around him. Grandmother used to make delicious naivedya for "Balkrishna". One of the naivedya items used to be Kallya Undo in Konkani or Dahi pohe in Marathi. Those dahi pohes used to be rolled into ladoos and hence were called "Undo" which means ladoo in Konkani. These undos are served (along with Panchkhadya/Panchkadayi) as the prasad in the temples of South Canara.

Kallya Undo (pronounced as oon -dough) or Dahi Pohe
Pressed Rice with yogurt salad
1 cup thick pohe/poha/phow/pavva/pressed rice
1 cup plain yogurt
1 tbsp milk
salt to taste
A pinch of sugar

1 green chili, chopped (optional)
1 tsp ginger, grated
1 tbsp coriander leaves, chopped
1 tbsp fresh coconut, grated

1 tsp ghee/clarified butter/toop
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
1 sprig curry leaves, torn

1. Wash and drain poha and keep aside for 10 minutes.
2. Mix all the ingredients except tempering.
3. Add tempered ghee on top.
4. Mix well and roll into spheres/ladoos

Note -
1. When you roll the laddoos it is difficult to locate the green chilies, so you can omit it if you like.
2. If you do not want to roll the laddos, and serve it in a bowl, you can add more yogurt.



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