For the past few days, somehow, Annavaram Prasadam coming to my mind very frequently, besides its amazing taste and all the beautiful memories woven around it, there is something more that is making me think of this. I lived in Anakapalli until I finish my graduation. My eldest sister lived in Kakinada after her marriage and she was attending the medical school there. So we had frequent trips to Kakinada. Swamivari prasadam was being sold at the Annavaram bus stop where the buses stop. I do not know whether they still practice this. So we used to buy Prasadam a lot in our trips to Kakinada. May be we have bought the prasadam more times than we have visited Satyanarayana Swamy.
Godhuma Rawa - 1/4 kg Ghee - 50 g Cashews and Sultanas - Handful
Water - 2 and 1/2 cups Sugar - 250 g Cardamom Powder - 2 g Ghee - 50 g
Heat a deep flat nonstick pan, add ghee to it once heated add cashews first fry till light golden, immediately add sultanas and fry altogether and remove. Keep aside.
In the above ghee dish fry rawa too (mean while boil separately, water+sugar+cardamom powder )
Once water boiled add this to rawa and mix well. Once cooked add remaining ghee and mix, add the fried cashews and sultanas too, mix well. Switch off, cover it for 15 mins.
You can use half water + half Milk too.
Instead of using white sugar try using brown sugar to get that jaggery look.
or jaggery , if you are then heat this separately with small amount of water kind of thick syrup add this when cracked wheat is fully cooked, mix, cook until it absorbs the liquid.
We serve it for Satyanarayana Puja as Prasadam.
Other prasadam we do on Satyanarayana Puja are:
Check my Rawa Kesari instead of doing Godhuma Rawa Halwa for Puja.
Godhuma Rawa = Cracked Wheat
© 2009 by Rajani Rayudu