Tag: jaggery

HALBAI-RICE CAKE-HALUBAI

Halbai is a popular sweet dish of Karnataka.  It is prepared with rice and jaggery.  If you want to prepare instant, you can use rice flour.  Final outcome depends on jaggery. Sometimes Halbai may come out light sometimes dark but taste is tongue licking.  You can eat as many pieces as you want, you will not feel you are stuffed with more sweets.  One should be careful with the proportion and the final stage, else Halbai will come sticky.  It will not go waste you can eat.

Halbai is very easy to prepare, soft, tasty and liked by everyone.  It can be prepared in all festivals, functions and as well whenever you want to eat.
Let us see the ingredients required and the procedure of preparing Halbai.

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HAYAGRIVA-HAYAGREEVA-MADDI

Hayagriva is said to be one of the avatars of Lord Vishnu with human body and horse head, brilliant white colour, white garments seated on white lotus. As per mythology, Madhu-Kaitabha stole vedas from Brahma and Vishnu took Hayagriva avatar to recover the same.

A great devotee named Sri Vadirajathirtha of Udupi Sri Krishna Mutt used to offer cooked Bengal gram as prasadam to Lord Hayagreeva. He used to recite Hayagriva Sloka and keep the offering on his head. Lord Hayagriva would come as a beautiful horse form and eat the prasadam. The prasadam is also called as Maddi-Hayagriva Maddi. Even today Hayagriva/Hayagriva Maddi is offered as prasadam to the devotees at Sri Sode Vadiraja Mutt.

Hayagreeva/Hayagriva Maddi is a sweet dish prepared from chana dal and jaggery. It is very easy to prepare. It is also prepared as prasadam on festivals like Varamahalakshmi Vrat and also Sri Guru Raghavendra Swamy Aradhana Mahotsav.

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