July 20, 2018

Hayagreeva Maddi | Hayagreeva - Udupi Mutt Prasadam

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Hayagreeva Maddi or Hayagreeva as this sweet is popularly called was offered to Lord Hayagreeva(an Incarnation of Lord Mahavishnu with a horse face) by a very devout devotee daily at the Udupi Mutt after reciting slokas / prayers to Lord Hayagreeva . There is a myth that the Lord in the form of a white Horse would come and partake this Prasadam / Offering . Even to this day, this sweet is offered to the Lord as prasadam daily .
A very easy and a delectable sweet made using Channa dhall / bengal gram and jaggery with some ghee,dry fruits and fresh coconut .

Preparation Time : 45 mins
Cooking Time : 20-25 mins
Complexity : easy


1 cup channa dhall / bengal gram
3/4 cup or 1 cup jaggery grated
2-3 tablespoon of ghee
1 tablespoon fresh grated coconut
pinch of cardamom / elaichi powder
handful of cashews and raisins


  • Wash the bengal gram well and soak it for about 10-15 mins and pressure cook until it becomes soft with a pinch of haldi .
  • Mash the dhall coarsely using back of a ladle or a masher. Do not mash it too fine,let there be a few pieces of the dhall to get the bite when you eat the sweet.
  • In a wide pan, melt the jaggery with a little water and let it come to a rolling boil. In case of impurities, filter the jaggery syrup using a sieve.
  • Add the mashed dhall and coconut gratings to the jaggery syrup and mix it well with 2-3 teaspoons of ghee. 
  • Cook the mixture on medium flame by stirring occasionally to prevent burning until it thickens and appears glossy . Turn off the stove.
  • Add the cardamom powder, 1 tablespoon ghee along with roasted cashews and raisins and mix well.
  • Garnish with some fresh grated coconut and offer it to the lord and enjoy the Prasad.

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