Narali Bhat - A to Z Maharashtrian Sweets
We are on N today and I had choices like NaraLi Paak and Naralachi Vadi, where both the dishes are the same, with just the name change. I have a Coconut Paak or Vadi. We are on N today and I had choices like NaraLi Paak and Naralachi Vadi, where both the dishes are the same, with just the name change. I have a Coconut Paak or Vadi, I have a Coconut Ladoo as well. I also have a Narali Bhat or Sweet Coconut rice, much like the Sakkarai Pongal or bellam paramannam. I am not able to find that recipe and wonder if I have posted it or not. I also have a coconut ladoo, maybe I am yet to post it. It was quite confusing trying to look back into my index to figure out.
I wanted to pick up recipes that are not common across states, though that's not possible with sweets. And with the clause of AtoZ happening it was extremely tough. So I had to stick with what the best option I had.
Also, I make Narali Bhat differently and with much less time. However, to make sure I follow the way it is prepared, I cooked exactly as how it was said. The taste was as expected, very delicious, however, next time I will follow my pressure cooker way. This surely makes a wonderful Neivedyam.
This was also part of my weekend marathon cooking. So with so many other sweets to enjoy, hubby dear and Konda refused to even look at this dish which according to them was regular Sakkarai Pongal. So I shared it with Amma, Athamma and the rest enjoyed it all by myself. Of course, you should have seen the looks my boys were giving me. That weird look that said what is she crazy in dishing out so many sweets but nothing for us to eat, and that too on a weekend. I just said you either eat this and be on the sideline. This is for the Mega BM and I can't afford to slip on my schedule. Well as if they understand what Mega BM is!
I have stopped explaining my BM schedules to them, even though Konda keeps following the linky tool and checks the other posts. The first day she was confused and asked why Vaishali aunty was posting something different and not Maharashtrian Sweets. I again had to explain to her about this theme. I am not sure if she understood, her looks said we were crazy!
Anyway, I am happy if she just enjoys my sweets and not bother about the theme much!
Notes:Even with 1 cup jaggery, I felt the sweetness was mild, so increase as per taste.
So ensure you cook the rice completely, else by the end of the second stage the rice will become hard.