Apr 6, 2013


Chalimidi is a traditional sweet made with rice flour and jaggery. Indeed it is very important in almost all  in every occasion in Telugu families. The importance of this traditional sweet will take place in marriage function , Like when sending brides to their in- laws house we make chalimidi . Also we make this sweet for baby shower, for these occasions we make pakam chalimidi. Means we make a sugar or jaggery syrup to make Pakam chalimidi. The other version of chalimidi which we make for pooja s or festivels like SriRama Navami, Vinayaka Chaviti, Nagula chaviti, and Undralla taddi is pachi Chalimidi (raw chalimidi). for this we do not make syrup just add the grated jaggery to flour and mix well and make balls.
      And my today's recipe is pakam chalimidi one of my all time favorite sweet from Andhra Cusine.
chalimidi INGREDIENTS:----
Raw rice ---  1 cup
Jaggery   --- 3/4 cup (grated)
Water    ---- 1/4 cup
Poppy seeds  --- 2 tab sp or
Sesamee seeds  -- 2 tab sp (if you are making Chalimidi for baby shower then do not add sesamee seeds.
Cashew nuts   --- 20 broken
Coconut pieces   --- 2 tab sp (fresh but can add dry coconut pieces also, fresh coconut pieces will give a wonderful taste to Chalimidi.)
Ghee   --- 2 tab sp.
Cardamom powder  --- 1 tea sp.

1. Soak rice for over night, next day morning drain all the water from rice.
2. Spread the rice on a cloth and dry in shade for half an hour.
3. After half an hour grind this rice in to a fine powder.
4. Remove the rice powder from blender and sieve the rice powder if desire grind one more time, make a very fine powder.
5. Take rice powder in to a bowl cover with a lid and set a side.
6. Now take grated jaggery in to a heavy bottom pan add water and make  syrup. This syrup should be in single string consistence.
7. Now add rice flour little by little keep string by the time you finish all the rice flour chalimidi become like a thick paste.
Keep the heat in low flame.
8. Heat ghee in another pan fry cashew nuts till golden remove and add to chalimidi.
Then fry coconut pieces till golden and add to chalimidi.
9. Dry roast sesamee seeds or poppy seeds in a other pan and add to chalimidi
Add cardamom powder mix well and switch off the heat mix well once againg to combine every thing well.
Let it cool and make small balls serve with a drop of ghee.
This is my sixth recipe for Blogging Marathon 27th edition under occasional recipes theme let's check other BM members recipes here


Rajani S said...

Love the silverware in which you have served these. Everything looks really good!

Foodiliciousnan said...

The chalimidi looks so nice. It is always wonderful to read about the different traditions. Somehow,this reminds me of some other sweet I've had before, but I'm not able to place it

Priya Suresh said...

We do almost something like this, my grandma makes this quite often..Lpve those coconut bites.

vaishali sabnani said...

New to me, looks good, something like the halwa...but surely time consuming....

Srivalli said...

I simply love this padma, the texture is always so good and tempting!..but the shine on top makes this look more like a halwa and not like a simple dish right..very nice..

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Nalini's Kitchen said...

sounds new to me,wonderful presentation...

Mina Joshi said...

Your chilimidi looks delicious. I love your silver dishes.


Archana said...

I love the sweet thanks for sharing the diffrent times and methods of making the sweet. The silver is beautiful.

Harini R said...

The super shiny silverware looks very beautiful and traditional as does the chalimidi.

Sandhya Ramakrishnan said...

Looks so creamy and delicious! Love your ethnic presentation :)

The Pumpkin Farm said...

whta a visual treat this has been, feel like digging in rightaway

Pavani said...

My mom makes excellent chalimidi, I never tried making it myself. Yours looks perfect. Lovely clicks.

Unknown said...

The silverware adds to the shine of the dessert. Love it.

Unknown said...

the silver utensils make this authentic dish look more authentic and more traditional... am bookmarking it..
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Manju said...

It's quiet similar to adhirasam mavu, we don't add cashew, and other seeds and syrup will be thick.

Suma Gandlur said...

Love it anytime. I too made this for the BM.