Friday, September 3, 2010
Raw rice/Pachari - 1cup
Jaggery/sarkara - 3 blocks(adjust according to your taste)
Cooked rice - 1/4cup
Shallots - 4
Coconut slices/Theghakothu -1/4cup
coconut oil - 3tbsp
Baking powder - a pinch (optional)
Wash and soak rice for 2-3 hrs.Grind it along with cooked rice and 1/4cup of water..Keep it aside.
Melt the jaggery with 1/2cup of water.Remove the impurities.Add this to rice batter and mix well.Add pinch of baking powder to the batter(consistancy is like dosa batter).
In a pressure cooker add 3tbsp of coconut oil and saute the coconut slices till it become golden brown.
Do the same with shallot also.Keep aside.
There is enough oil left in the pressure cooker now and swirl the cooker to give a coating of oil on its sides..Add half of fried shallot and coconut slices to the batter and mix well. Heat the pressure on high heat and pour the batter.Add the remainng fried shallot and coconut slices on top of it.Close the pressure cooker tightly without the weight/whistle.Reduce the heat to low and cook for 15- 18 minutes.Switch off the stove and keep it there for another 15 minutes.Open it carefully and Remove kalthapam from pressure cooker .Cut into pieces and serve with tea.