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Hayagreeva Maddi
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Hayagreeva Maddi

Hayagreeva Maddi or Hayagreeva is a traditional Karnataka sweet dish made as a prasadam for Lord Hayagreeva. This halwa is made with boiled chana dal, jaggery tempered with ghee and nuts.
Course Sweets
Cuisine Karnataka
By Cook Method Pressure Cooker, Stovetop
Occasion Navaratri
Dish Type Festival Sweets
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 2 people
Author Srivalli


  • 1 cup Chana Dal / Bengal Gram
  • 3/4 cup Jaggery
  • 1/4 cup Ghee
  • 1/2 Coconut grated / Copra can also be used
  • 1 Cardamom
  • 5 to 6 Cashew Nuts


  • Wash the chana dal and soak for 30 mins. Then change water and pressure cook along with cardamom till soft. It might take about 2 to 3 whistles. Wait for the pressure to fall down.
  • Melt the jaggery in water and remove impuretires. Cook for 5 mins, till the jaggery becomes little thick. Pour this into the chana dal and cook till the liquid is all evaporated.
  • Add grated fresh coconut and continue cooking in simmer.
  • Heat a pan with ghee, roast the cashews and add to the pan.
  • You can mash the dal while come are left as whole.
  • The whole mixture will turn googy with ghee added
  • Serve as neivedyam and partake!
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