Hayagreeva Recipe

A traditional Karnataka sweet made with Bengal gram

Madhuri Aggarwal
Hayagreeva Recipe
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Hayagreeva is a traditional sweet preparation of Karnataka that is made during festivals and special occasions. The recipe is made from Bengal Gram Dal and cooked in a jaggery syrup and garnished with poppy seeds and dry coconut. 

Serve Hayagreeva hot as a delicious dessert during festive occasions like Diwali, Navratri et al along with Angoori Rasmalai.

Other recipes that you can try are:

  1. Gajar Ka Halwa Recipe
  2. Gehun Ka Halwa/Sheera Recipe
  3. Pumpkin Halwa (Kaddu Ka Halwa) Recipe

Cuisine: Karnataka
Course: Dessert
Diet: Vegetarian
Prep in

25 M

Cooks in

20 M

Total in

45 M

Makes:

4 Servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Chana dal (Bengal Gram Dal)
  • 1 cup Jaggery
  • 2 tablespoons Poppy seeds
  • 1/4 cup Dry coconut (kopra) , grated
  • 1 teaspoon Cardamom Powder (Elaichi)

How to make Hayagreeva Recipe

  1. To begin making the Hayagreeva, soak the bengal gram dal for half an hour. Once soaked pressure cook the dal in 1 cup of water until cooked through and soft. 

  2. In the next step we will prepare the jaggery syrup. 

  3. In a deep sauce pan, boil 2 cups of water along with jaggery, poppy seeds and the grated dry coconut. Keep stirring and boiling until the jaggery is dissolved completely and it gets syrupy consistency. Not one string consistency but just syrupy.

  4. Add the cooked bengal gram dal into this syrup, cover it and cook it until the lentils soak up all the syrup and thickens. Make sure you do not mash the lentils too much, we want it to be grainy.

  5. Finally, add cardamom powder to the Hayagreeva and give it a good stir. Garnish it with some grated dry coconut and toasted poppy seeds.

  6. Serve Hayagreeva hot as a delicious dessert during festive occasions like Diwali, Navratri et al along with Angoori Rasmalai.

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Last Modified On Tuesday, 25 April 2017 17:14
     
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