Uluva(methi/fenugreek seeds) Sharkaravaratti
This recipe is dedicated to all those breast feeding mothers out there.Fenugreek’s mechanism of action seems to be related to its’ propensity to increase sweat production. The simple truth is that, breasts are modified sweat glands. I prefered it over uluva kanji, uluva juice and uluva unda.
Uluva/Methi (Fenugreek) seeds -3/4 cup
Jaggery(Sharkkara) – 250 gm
Cardamom(Elakka) – 5 nos
Dry ginger (chukku)powder-1 tsp
Grated coconut – 1 cup
Dry roasted cumin ( nalla jeerakam) powder – 1 tsp
Ghee – 1 tsp
1)Soak methi seeds for 4 to 5 hours and pressure in 1 cup water and a pinch of salt
2)Dissolve jaggery in water and bring this to a boil. Stir continuously, till it`s consistency gets thick.
3)Transfer the cooked uluva into jaggery and mix well.
4)Add ghee, grated coconut, powdered cardamom, dry ginger and cumin seeds and cook on low flame for 15 to 20 minutes until all that water dries up.
5) This sweet stays in the refrigerator for a month orelse in a deep freezer for 6 months…scoop out and serve it warm or cold.
12 thoughts on Uluva(methi/fenugreek seeds) Sharkaravaratti
I wanted to know if chukku powder is a necessary/important ingredient for this recipe? Can I make it without it?
Sheji..chukku is dry ginger powder..cardamom powder and cumin powder are more than enough if you don’t like chukku powder
K thanks dear, will be making this today:)
I made it 🙂 Looks exactly like your picture:)
Ok now few questions 🙂
1. After delivery when should I start eating this?
2. How much should I eat everyday?
3. Should I freeze it now as I have another 3 weeks to go, and take it out after my delivery and then keep it in the fridge?
1. After 2 weeks post partum.
2. 1 ice cream scoop in the afternoon soon after lunch.
3. Leave it in an ice cream container in the FREEZER and use it as needed. stays fresh for 6 months.
thanks a lot dear..
I prepared the same recipe with Moong dal as you told me..
Masha Allah came out very tasty:) Thanks a lot dear:)
You are most welcome dear…
can i use this receipe after 4 months of post partum just now only i saw from the internet
Thanks for visiting sibiskitchen. The ideal time to take uluva is 2 weeks after postpartum in the form of kanji,juice,uluva unda or uluva sharkaravaratti.You can start taking it now and continue as long as you breastfeed. The whole purpose of taking uluva is to enhance lactation.Fenugreek/Uluva has been known to increase milk production in nursing women. Research has even shown that milk production can increase by over 500 percent within 24 to 72 hours after consuming this herb in the form of capsules,fresh leaves,dried leaves or seeds. Mechanism of action is still fully not understood. Researchers speculate that the oil contained in fenugreek seeds plays a role.
thank you verymuch
Thanks once again Sibi for this wonderful recipe..
I made it again today but used moong dal instead.. my days are nearing:)