Hayagreeva I chana dal and jaggery sweet dish

Recipe Categories: Festive recipe,Sweets/desserts
Preparation Time : 10 min Cooking Time : 10 min Serves : 4

Hayagreeva is a traditional sweet preparation of South India, that is made during festivals and special occasions. Hayagriva is a sweet made with chana dal, jaggery, dry coconut.  A traditional sweet dish to offer God as Nivedyam / Prasad and an easy to make with simple ingredients.


Chana dal – 1 cup

Jaggery – 3/4 cup grated (adjust to your taste)

Dry copra – 1/4 cup grated

Elachi – 2 or 3 crushed

Cashew nut – 1/2 tbs

Raisin – 5

Ghee – 1 tbs


Soak chana dal in water for at least 30 min ( this reduces your cooking time) or you can pressure cook without soaking for 2 whistles.

Cook the soaked chana dal in sufficient amount of water in a pressure cooker for 1 whistle, ensure the dal is cooked.


Drain the water in it with a colander and keep ready.


Add the drained dal to a pan and jaggery, saute until jaggery is melted completely without adding water, stir


On stirring you will observe that the mixture is thickening together as a mass to a semi-liquid state.


Add grated copra, stir


Add freshly crushed cardamom, mix, remove from the flame. Heat a tadka pan with 1 tbs of ghee, when it is hot fry cashew nut and raisin, add it to the mixture along with the ghee in it. mix properly.


Traditional Hayagreeva is ready.

Note –

You can add freshly grated coconut or grated dry copra of your choice in preparation.


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