Holige saaru step-by-step recipe with photos.
Holige saaru – a customary dish made every time holige or kadabu is made. This traditional dish is made with chana dal which is used as a stuffing for holige. Holige is a delicious sweet flatbread with a Bengal gram or chana dal stuffing, called hoorna. The water that remains after boiling the dal is used as a base to make this saaru. This sweet-spicy rasam is an integral part of the festival food and is very simple to make. On festivals, the regular rasam is replaced with this variation.
To make holige saaru, I use the water that is used to boiling the chana dal. Drain the water after boiling the chana dal and use it to make the saaru. That, combined with a simple masala base with coconut and spices makes this dish delicious and very unique.
This post had been a long pending one for me and I was planning to share it since my holige post more than a year back. Finally, it made it's way to the blog.
Now every time you make holige or kadabu, make sure to save the water used to boil the chana dal and make this simple dal too. Do try and enjoy.
Holige saaru step-by-step recipe with photos
1. Prepare hoorna following the recipe
2. Use water saved from boiled chana dal to make holige saaru
3. Add rest of the ingredients and simmer
4. Prepare the tempering in ghee
4. Add the tempering to saaru and serve