Vella Sadam

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Vella sadam is a traditional dish, preparrd during Aadi perukku. My Amma either prepares Sakkarai pongal or Vella sadam, along with Pulikaichal, Coconut rice and Aviyal.  Sonerimes after returning from school, my sweet tooth craves for eating something sweet and I remember Amma making Vella sadam in no time with leftover rice.

Ingredients:

Rice –  1/2 cup, washed and drained

Jaggery – 1/2 cup, powdered /cut into small chunks

Water  –  2 cup + 1/4 cup

Grated Coconut – 3 tbsp

Cardamom Powder – 1/4 tsp

Almonds – 1 tbsp

Raisins/Dried grapes –  1 tbsp

Ghee – 1 tsp

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Method:

  • Cook rice with 1 cup of water either in rice cooker, or in pressure cooker for 2 whistles
  • Soak jaggery in 1 cup + 1/4 cup of hot water, After the jaggery completely melts in water, strain the impurities
  • In a pan, add jaggery syrup and bring to boil. Add the coconut and cardamom powder; mix well and cook  for 2- 3 minutes

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  • Add  cooked rice to the boiling jaggery syrup and cook till the jaggery syrup is completely absorbed in the rice

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  • Add ghee to the pan, once the ghee becomes hot, add raisins and switch off. Add the raisins and almonds to the Jaggery rice and serve hot

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Notes:

  • You can use cashew instead of almonds
  • Basamti rice can be used instead of regular rice
  • You can cook jaggery in water instead of soaking jaggery in hot water

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26 thoughts on “Vella Sadam

  1. Christy Birmingham March 27, 2015 at 11:38 AM Reply

    I think it looks and sounds great – I would try it with the cashews instead of almonds, as you suggest 🙂

  2. Sona S March 24, 2015 at 3:06 AM Reply

    looks delicious.. perfect for a quick sweet..

  3. Framed Recipes March 23, 2015 at 4:42 PM Reply

    Very well explained, Vidya. The sweet looks delicious.

  4. srividhya March 23, 2015 at 11:59 AM Reply

    I rely on this rice on most of the pooja days.. Quick and easy one. 😉

  5. Sadhna Grover March 23, 2015 at 11:09 AM Reply

    Sweet rice with jaggery, feel lie eating now.

  6. sarithakumbakkara March 23, 2015 at 6:55 AM Reply

    Perfecto!

  7. Malar March 22, 2015 at 7:28 PM Reply

    Never tried this Vidya!!! Looks so fabulous….Perfect for sweet tooth like us 😀

  8. dedy oktavianus pardede March 22, 2015 at 12:50 PM Reply

    not used twith this but i bet it’s delicious…

  9. Zoale.com March 22, 2015 at 6:54 AM Reply

    What a perfect way to satisfy a sweet tooth :). Yum!

  10. veenashankar March 22, 2015 at 4:05 AM Reply

    Looks perfect.. perfect quick sweet rice to satisfy sweet cravings

  11. Charanya March 21, 2015 at 8:22 PM Reply

    Have never heard of it. Looks so yum ❤

  12. Chitra Jagadish March 21, 2015 at 6:25 PM Reply

    This reminds me of my childhood- my mom used to make this and looks yummmmilicious. … 🙂 🙂

  13. Arasi Arumugam March 21, 2015 at 5:57 PM Reply

    Now you make me crave for this vella satham.. 😦 😉

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