Green gram cooked in jaggery and cardamons


5 min


15 min
I am back to the blogosphere after a very long break and thanks to all my friends for the lovely wishes and enquiries. It’s been an exciting ride for the past few weeks. I am married, I have moved to the US – A new beginning, a new life with a new person – “S”! 🙂 Its been taking a lot of emotions to handle it. But I am all excited and geared up to start setting up my warm cosy home.The first day I entered this home, I was stunned to see the then-bachelor S’s house to be so beautiful, neat and well organized. No mess around! Everything was kept at the right place and everything looked brand new. I was thinking to myself “Gosh!! was he really been living here for the past 2 or so years or has he bought new stuffs a week before he left for India??!!?? :-)”. Such a cleanoholic is my husband!!!


I had purchased a lot of desi decor stuffs to fill my home with. S has a more westernized touch to the house. So everytime something is rearranged / replaced at home, he always spares a weird expressionless look at me. Initially that bothered me but now its better may be because I stopped looking at his face or he stopped reacting to the changes I make (smiles). Well that’s my rambling about the house.

Summer is just setting in here. I just love this season of the year. Early sunrise and late naah! very late sunsets. The weather is too perfect for a lovely walk along the beautiful gardens near my home or for a perfect afternoon BBQ. I am just loving this bright and sunny days. I have started my cooking on the 2nd day after my landing in US. My kitchen was busy helping me with spreading a decent meal for S; salads, spaghetti, soups, sambar, pongal, rasam, Indian curries, egg masala and list goes on. Well, “A way to a man’s heart is through his stomach” Right? (wink) 🙂

Now the post for today isn’t that complicated, its a simple bowl of
Sweetened Green Gram. A 3-step dish, which can be whipped in no time. This is one of the most delicious snack made in any South Indian household. My mom used to make them during my growing up days and I am a big addict to it since then. It will be a sure hit among kids. The mild sweetness from the jaggery blends so beautifully with earthly green gram and the cardamon infuses a beautiful aroma to it.

1 cup green gram 
1 cup jaggery 
5 cardamons – crushed  
A pinch of salt 
4 + 4 + 2 cups water
Soak the green gram in a bowl containing 4 cups of water overnight. Drain the water next day, add 4 cups of fresh water and steam cook them for 2 whistles. Drain the water and set them aside. Heat a saucepan with 2 cups water. Bring it to boil and add the crushed cardamons and finely grated jaggery. Stir it to dissolve them completely. Once they begin to get syrupy about 30 minutes, add the cooked green gram and give it a complete mix.Add a pinch of salt to enhance the sweetness of jaggery. Serve warm in a bowl.

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  1. congrats and best wishes on your new life.. and thats an awesome click.. Thanks for visiting my blog :))

  2. Welcome back, you’ve been missed and my best wishes to you and your hubby. Hope you have a happy life together.

  3. Hey Congratulations!! 🙂 Wishing you a very happy married life. Nice to see you’ve settled down and are cooking in full swing. my FIL loves this sweet green gram snack.

  4. Congrats & wishing a Very Happy life together:) Welcome to US, great time, weather will be great in summer! Enjoy ur days! Delicious Snack!

  5. Congrats and wishing you a happy married life..Nice to see you back…Delicious green gram snack yaa!

  6. nice to see u here. the decor looks great.. i love indian decorative stuffs. and its great that your hubby is a clean freak.

  7. Hey new bride..Welcome back n congrats to u once again..:) U whipped up so many dishes for him on a single day..whoa..:P..I lov this dish,use sugar instead of jaggery tho..its yum..:)

  8. Congrats and wish you a very happily married life. 🙂
    That snack is really healthy and easy to make. 🙂

  9. Congratulations best wishes to you and your hubby for a happy married life:) green gram sweet looks delicious..thanks for visiting my have got lovely space here…will visit regularly now 🙂

  10. WELCOME BACK,I was wondering where were you.Hey,your cousins would have been the happiest at your wedding,(just joking)
    WISHING YOU A WONDERFUL LIFE WITH S.Looking forward for lot more dishes as well.

  11. Congratulations about the wedding and wishes for a Happy Married life.
    Love the flavors of green gram, jaggery and cardamom.

  12. Welcome to USA. Hope by now, you got settled. Love ur desi decor so much. Oh yeah…here guys are so cleanoholic!!

    As usual love this picture, looks very tempting to me.

    Guess by now Mr. S has been addicted to ur food, ha ha!:)

  13. Welcome back Vij, Desi touch to the house makes us feel back home in India and nice pics 😉 Such an easy to make snack!!!

  14. The second day I was here, I was sleeping my way to glory land! You are one enthusiastic girl to be cooking the very next day.
    Lucky husband maybe? 😉

  15. Nice to see you back dearie,that's quite a menu ,I was barely learning to cook as a newly wed.Hope you have a blessed married life:)

  16. Oh congrats dear..! That's so nice to hear from you! Ur hubby is alike to mine. He is also a cleanoholic. Even i was shocked to see the house so clean when i came from india first time..!
    Lovely delight too. Wishing a woderful married life 🙂

  17. Hey ma i am back to comment u once again:)Wonderful traditional delight,,,all d best ,,tc

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