Ettangadi Puzhukku – Thirvathira Puzhukku – Cooking Recipes

Ettangadi Puzhukku - Thirvathira Puzhukku - Cooking Recipes (എട്ടങ്ങാടി) - തിരുവാതിര പുഴുക്ക്

Ettangadi Puzhukku – Thirvathira Puzhukku (എട്ടങ്ങാടി – തിരുവാതിര പുഴുക്ക്)This sweet dish is specially made for the Thiruvathira festival.  The literal translation of ettangadi is “eight markets”  Presumably,this strange name came for the fact that some the ingredients are purchased from the market and not grown at home.   Dry roasted vegetables in jaggery syrup

Ettangadi Puzhukku – Thirvathira Puzhukku ingredients

  • Elephant foot yam – 100 gm
  • Malabar catmint (koorkka) (കൂര്ക്ക)  – 100gm
  • Colocasia (ചേമ്പ്) Chembu  – 50 gm
  • Yam (കാച്ചിൽ)  – 100 gms
  • Unripe plantain (പച്ച കായ,വാഴക്ക) – 100  gms
  • Cherukizhangu (ചെറുകിഴങ്ങ്) – 100 gms
  • Red cow peas (പയർ) (lobia) – 3 tbsp
  • Horse gram (Muthira) – 3 tbsp
  • Ripe Plantain (വാഴപഴം) – 1
  • Tender coconut – 1
  • Jaggery syrup – 1 tsp

Ettangadi Puzhukku – Thirvathira Puzhukku Preparation

  • Clean peel and dry roast all vegetables over red-hot coals.Cut them into 1 cm pieces
  • Dry roast cow peas and horse gram individually over low heat till they are cooked
  • Peel ripe plantain and cut into 1 cm pieces
  • Scoop out the flesh of tender coconut and cut it into 1 cm pieces
  • Place jaggery syrup in a pan over moderate heat.  Add all  ingredients.
  • Mix well and remove from heat

Cherukizhangu (ചെറുകിഴങ്ങ്) is a small yam that is about 9 cm in length.  Its thin skin has a few spikes that are not sharp

 

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