Gothambu Kaachiyathu or Ooral Kaachiyathu is a wheat-based South Indian recipe which is best suited for people who are fasting for long during the Ramadan, as it will keep you full for a longer duration. This drink recipe has a sweet and creamy flavour that will make you craving more for it. The simplicity of this beverage recipe is one of the reasons why people love to indulge in it. Mixed with typical Malabar ingredients, this drink is served with a tempering of ghee, pearl onions, raisins and cashews. Try this drink recipe for your loved ones and enjoy!
4 cup milk
1 cup grated coconut
1 pinch salt
1 tablespoon ghee
1 cup water
1/4 cup whole wheat
1/2 teaspoon green cardamom
4 tablespoon sugar
4 onion pearl
How to make Gothambu Kaachiyathu
Soak the whole wheat in half cup water for around two hours, till soft. After that drain the wheat and wash well.
Add the soaked and drained wheat along with grated coconut and 1/4 cup of water in the grinder jar and grind well, till you have a smooth paste. Sieve the paste well, discard the residue and keep the 'ooral' aside.
Next, put a deep-bottomed pan on medium flame and heat 4 cups of milk in it. Add in the green cardamom (powdered), sugar and salt in the pan, and mix well all the ingredients. Bring it to a boil and stir in between.
Add the 'ooral' to the milk, keep stirring and cooking on low flame till the mixture looks glossy. After getting a glossy mixture turn off the heat.
Now, put a small pan on medium flame and heat ghee in it. Fry the sliced pearl onions till it gets brown and add the cashews and raisins in the pan. Fry them for a few seconds too! Once your tempering is ready, add it to the kaachiyathu and keep the lid close for 10 minutes for the flavours to infuse. Stir well before serving the drink warm.