Monday, March 5, 2018


Hayagreeva is very popular and traditional sweet of southern part of India especially Karnataka,  which we usually prepare during any auspicious days or festivals at home as 'Naivedyam' . It's not only tasty but very easy to prepare , it's protein rich sweet which is a good for all ages  . It's prepared mainly with coconut , Jaggery and not to forget chanadal. I know as per today's lifestyle where we are all health conscious we do try to omit sweet from our daily routine but it's good to have it once in a while especially during festival days and whenever I prepare sweet I tend to prepare sweets which has got Jaggery in it cause of so many various reasons like it's good for blood purification , detoxes the liver too . Now moving to the recipe here is the way I prepare this sweet ..Hope you and your family love it too :) #


1 cup Chanadal

1/2 cup Jaggery

large pinch of haldi

1/2 cup desiccated coconut or dry coconut (kobri) ( have used desiccated coconut here)

2 tbsp ghee +1 tsp to fry nuts

1 tbsp Khus Khus (poppy seeds)

2 tbsp cashews 

2 tbsp raisins 

1 tsp crushed cardamom powder


  • Pressure cook Chanadal with haldi for about 3 whistles and then simmer for 2 mins. (Make sure chanadal is cooked) it shouldn't be mushy but grain must break easily when you press one grain of chanadal. ( Don't discard the water and you can make yummy Rasam out of it .
  • Heat  1 tsp Ghee and fry khus khus and keep aside. Now in a same pan add nuts and raisins and fry till golden and keep aside.
  • In a Deep pan melt Jaggery adding 1/4 cup water , when it melts well and comes to a boil add in cooked chanadal, desiccated coconut and fry till all the Jaggery mixes well with the chanadal and it starts leaving the pan add in ghee , fried khus khus, fried nuts, cardamom powder .
  • Give a final mix and serve with love :)