Naivedhyams/ Festival Offerings. · Sweets

Festival Neivethyams – Thiruvadharai Kali.

Thiruvadharai Kali.

Thirivadharai Kali is one of the most simple of all the neivethyams. It is made with the everyday ingredients available in the pantry. It is also a very healthy option for snack as its made out of rice thats beaten, dry roasted and then steam cooked. Jaggery which is the other ingredient is also a healthy addition to this simple and wholesome preparation.


1 cup of raw rice.

1/4 cup of raw moong dal.

1 cup of Jaggery grated.

3 cups of Water.

Ground Cardamom Powder.

Handful of Broken cashew.

1/4 cup of Fresh Coconut.


  • Measure out the cupful of raw rice and put it in a dry kadai. Keep the flame on medium high and roast it until the rice turns a dull red. Another indication is the pleasant aroma of roasted rice. Set aside.
  • Now follow the same procedure with the raw moong.
  • Allow the roasted rice and moong to cool down and then transfer to a mixer.
  • Powder the rice and the moong to a coarse consistency. It should not be ground fine. Set aside in an air-tight container to keep any moisture from getting in the powder.
  • Keep fresh coconut and ground cardamom powder ready.
  • In a kadai pour the water and wait for it to come to a slow boil.
  • Now pour the jaggery, powdered rice and moong in to the water and whisk it to dissolve all the lumps.
  • In a few seconds, it will cook in the water just like rava upma.  Remove from the stove and transfer to a vessel.
  • Add enough water in the pressure cooker and steam cook with weight up to two whistles.
  • When done, remove from cooker and allow to cool. Use your hands and roughly break the clumps to form a wet sand like consistency.
  • In another kadai, add a spoon of ghee and roast cashews.
  • Add the kali in to the kadai and saute for a few minutes.
  • Add powdered cardamom and fresh coconut and mix well.
  • Offer prepared Thiruvadharai Kali to the Lord.