Monday, January 14, 2013

North Karnataka Style "Godhi huggi"

Godhi huggi is one of the popular dessert of north karnataka. Festivals and marriages are incomplete without this wheat porridge or huggi.This is prepared from special type of  wheat which is  easily available in the local market.This wheat cooks faster than our usual wheat.But you can prepare this with normal wheat also but have to cook more.This dish is a must in sankranti along with some other sweets in Belgaum and some parts of North karnataka region.
  • 200 grams Special huggi wheat or plain wheat
  • 400 grams Jaggery
  • 1/2 cup Dry copra ( sliced)
  • 1 heaped table spoon Khus khus/Poppy seed
  • 1/2 Nutmeg/jaiphal ( powdered)
  • 5-6 Cardamom (powdered)
  • 15 Cashew nut ( break into pieces)
  • 2tbsp Raisins
Cooking Directions

  1. Soak wheat for 3 hours in 6 cups of water.
  2. Then cook in pressure cook for 30 minutes along with 1/2 of the Khus khus ,Nutmeg,cinnamon,cardamom and dry copra pieces.Use half of the spices later When the dish is almost done.
  3. Once the wheat is cooked, blend it to coarse paste or use hand blender.
  4. Now transfer this to a heavy bottomed sauce pan add some water to adjust the consistency.
  5. Now add jaggery pieces and keep stirring till the jaggery completely melts and the dish becomes thick and mushy consistency .
  6. Now add the all the remaining ingredients and stir it well.Cook for 5 minutes and switch off the fire.
  7. Serve hot with ghee and milk.
  8. variation: you can use Cracked wheat ( porridge wheat ) which is readily available in stores.Just soak this for 30 minutes and take 2 whistle in the cooker and follow the same procedure .