Sunday, April 20, 2008

Phovu Kalleylolo

"Phovu Kalleylolo" (Phovu- Aval/Poha/Flattened/Beaten rice , Kalleylolo- Mixed) as it is called in Konkani is yet another prasadam especially during festivals and pujas. I remember people in our Konkani temple at Ernakulam serving this along with "Chone ukkeri" (light brown/dark brown Garbanzo (Channa) beans cooked and served with a tampering of coconut, mustard seeds, cumin seeds, salt. This was usually served when there used to be a puja sponsored by a devotee or during other auspicious occasions. I loved the spicy taste of the chone ukkeri and the sweetness of the Phovu to accompany with. Another version of this is a more wet mixture called "Godda Phovu" (God- Jaggery, Phovu-Beaten rice) which has sesame seeds, liquid jaggery poured on the Beaten rice.

Ingredients:

Poha: 2 cups (you may use thick or thin, I prefer thin as its easy to mix)
Grated coconut: 1 1/2 cups
Grated Jaggery: 1 1/2 cups (you may also use sugar)
Coconut milk: a pinch (optional)




Method:

Mix poha and grated coconut along with a pinch of coconut milk thoroughly until the whole mixture softens up. It requires a bit of strength to soften it up. But its always best to mix by hands. The aim is to soften the roughness of the poha with the grated coconut. Add jaggery and mix it well with hands. Serve it the same day as its best served fresh. Store it in refrigerator, but remember that the freshness of the coconut doesn't last long.


12 comments:

Miss Bellevue :) said...

wow Roopa, Thanks for posting this. I had the prasad when this time we went to Temple in Allappi(pardon my spelling). I just loved it..I had so much prasad in temple and in fact I brought some with me to Mumbai to eat :)

Roopa said...

Hi Sudha:) Glad to see you after long time:) How have you been?
So you had it this time? They are yummy arent they? :) Yes they serve these in most of the konkani temples in kerala. Its so easy to make too.

Divya said...

Roops...phov kalleyilo is my favorite!!!how i miss having it from temple during valag..shall make it soon..!!!

easycrafts said...

That looks lovely...will try it out

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

Hi... Love this recipe... So light... Looks so good...

Roopa said...

Divya, thank you for commenting:) Yeah I too miss having it in our temple :(

Easycrafts, thank you! Do let me know how it turned out for you:)

Sukanya, Thanks a lot dear:)

Sagari said...

beautiful recipe roopa

Dhivya said...

nice one roopa!looks so tempting

Dhivya said...

ype!u r 100% right roopa!v can use that bun as a pav!me too thinking that!have to try nexttime:)those buns were absolutely delicious!gone in a minute!!this vedio helps u girl

http://foodwishes.blogspot.com/2008/04/homemade-dinner-rolls-soft-supple-and.html

Divya Vikram said...

i love anything sweet..will try this sumtim..

Roopa said...

Sagari , Dhivya ..Thank you so much :)

Divya, Thanks a lot ! My husband too has a sweettooth, unlike me, who has a spicytooth ;) ...do let me know how it turned out:)

Roopa said...

Dhivya, thank you for confirming it dear:) I am gonna make it this weekend :)

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