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Green Gram Cooked in Jaggery and Cardamons

Green Gram Cooked in Jaggery and Cardamons

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. 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.
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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Course Snack
Cuisine South Indian
Servings 2


  • 1 cup green gram 
  • 1 cup jaggery 
  • 5 crushed cardamons
  • 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.
Keyword Green Gram Cooked in Jaggery and Cardamons
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