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A sweet delicacy served in South Indian households during festivals,Thimmannam is prepared from rice paste. The rice paste is sweetened with jaggery and made flavorful with coconut,elaichi powder and crushed cashewnuts.

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Thimmannam recipe - How to make Thimmannam

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4 tbsp rice (chawal) (soaked in luke warm for 5-10 mins and ground to a smooth paste)
150 gms grated jaggery (gur)
1/2 coconut, grated
2 cardamoms (elaichi), powdered
1 tbsp cashewnuts (kaju)

  1. Boil 4 cups of water in a pan.
  2. Add the grated jaggery, grated coconut, elachi powder and boil for 1-2 mins.
  3. Then add the rice paste stirring continuously till the mix becomes semi thick.
  4. Garnish with fried cashews and serve hot or cold.

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This recipe was contributed by kvs_sailaja on 10 Feb 2002

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