Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Methi sweet ball / Venthaya kalli

Venthaya kalli / Methi sweet ball is a healthy breakfast served in southern parts of India during summer. Methi is highly beneficial in reducing blood sugar level and fat tissues. So methi leaves or methi seeds should be consumed atleast once in a week.
As far as I know only grandmas do these kallis perfectly without lumps:) So I made some innovations to simplify it and here goes the recipe.


Rice flour - 1/2 cup
fenugreek seeds/ methi seeds - 3 tbsp
water - 2 cups
Jaggery - 100 gms
gingelly oil - 2 tsp


Soak the fenugreek seeds overnight inside refrigerator or for just 2 hours.
In the morning grind it to a fine paste and mix rice flour to it along with water.
Same time dissolve the jaggery in one cup of boiling water and filter any sand / dirt. Heat the purified jaggery solution in a nonstick kadai and slowly introduce the rice + methi paste . stir continuously to get a thick consistency. Then add gingelly oil.
Remove heat if the mixture starts leaving the edges.
Methi kalli is ready.

Serving suggestions:

Serve hot with a spoon of gingelly oil over it.
Enough to serve 2 people.


Anonymous said...

Wow, this is something I have never seen/tried before - great post!

Gita Jaishankar said...

This is very new to me Viki, I have never tasted sweet kali, this looks very delicious :)

Yasmeen said...

very innovative breakfast recipe:)

Cham said...

Never tasted one, delicious !

Anonymous said...

Wow, it looks yummy!!!

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

very new recipe. good one.

Malar Gandhi said...

Vendhaya Kali sounds nice to me, one of the interesting country style b'fast! I bet it tasted good.

Priya Suresh said...

Wow this is really new for me..seems quite interesting Viki..

Usha said...

Never heard of this type of kalli, sounds very nutritious as well, good one :-)

vidhas said...

Very healthy recipe.looks delicious.

Raks said...

Thats a real coolant to our body,I should try this one!

Anonymous said...

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