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"Mane Adige" means "Home Food" in kannada and this blog is all about recipes that I cook. Most of the recipes I post here will be from "Mangalooru" and "Bengalooru " regions of Karnataka,India. Rest of them are the one's which I try out by improvising the recipes got from different sources.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Chigali/ Powdered Til Sweetened with Jaggery


Hope all is well with you folks! Things have gotten so busy at my end these days, that blogging has really taken a back seat.... And every time I open my laptop, I end up losing a couple of keys from my keyboard, to my son. So, getting to blog and blog hop is almost impossible these days. Those of you that have a naughty toddler would completely understand what I'm saying :)  I spend very little time in the kitchen these days and make dishes that get done in a jiffy with very little prior preparation. Here's one such traditional dish that takes very little time and very few ingredients. But this is a bit of an acquired taste and you may not like it the very first time. Chigali is usually made for festivals and pujas like Krishna Janmashtami and Suhasini Puja.


1 cup Ellu/Til, black preferably, but white would also work.

3/4 cup Powdered Jaggery

1/2 tsp Powdered Elaichi (optional)


  1. In a heavy bottomed pan, dry roast til until it turns lightly brown and you smell its fresh aroma.
  2. In a blender, coarsely powder the roasted til ; DO NOT add any water while powdering.
  3. Empty the til into a mixing bowl; Add powdered jaggery, elaichi and mix well.
  4. Take a spoon full and mould into laddus with your palm; Repeat for remaining mixture as well.
  5. Store in an airtight container and relish with tea/coffee or as is.

Prep Time: About 15-20 mins;

Makes: About 6-8 laddus;


Ash said...

Ellunde goththu... Idu nanage hosadu..... Looks & sounds good.... Awesome capture delivering the deliciousness visually..... :)


Michelle said...

Planning to try this one out soon Ramya... I have a naughty toddler too, so I completely relate to your experience :-)

Kumudha said...

I have eaten these, so yummy!

I too have a naughty toddler, and he loves the laptop. Only when he is napping I have the chance to look at computer...

Thank you so much for sharing mouth-watering recipes...