Prasava Legiyam | Postpartum Balanced Diet For Digestion | Marundhu for New Moms
Postpartum Balanced Diet - For Digestion For New Moms, its a tradition in Southern India to prepare a marundhu called Prasava Legiyum.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time50 mins
Servings: 250 gms
- 100 gms Coriander Seeds
- 25 gms Cumin Seeds
- 25 gms Pepper
- 10 gms Dry / Fresh Ginger
- 50 gms Ajwain / Omam
- 4 Pieces Cardamom
- 15 gms Arisi Thipili / Long Pepper
- a Pinch Nutmeg
- 1 Tablespoon Turmeric Powder
- 1.5 Measure Grated Jaggery * For 1 Measure of ground paste, we need to take 1.5 measure of Grated Jaggery
- 1/4 Cup Ghee / Sesame Oil
First gather all the ingredients other than jaggery and ghee and add water and soak it together for 2 days. Keep the soaked container in refrigerator for 2 days
After 2 nights , take out soaked container from refrigerator and using a ladle or spoon take the ingredients and add it to mixer jar. Do not discard the soaked water. We can use it for grinding the soaked ingredients and even for cooking.
Grind all the soaked ingredients to a coarse paste. Add the soaked water and grind it. Let the consistency be thin as we need to cook it first before adding jaggery. Also let the paste be coarse. If the paste is smooth, cooking with jaggery makes it chewy
Once the paste is ready, measure the paste. I got 2 full cups of the ground paste. For 1 measure of the paste, we need to take 1.5 measures of grated jaggery. For example, if you get 2 cups of ground paste, we need to use 3 cups of Grated Jaggery.
Take the grated jaggery in a sauce pan, add 1/2 cup of water and allow the jaggery to melt completely.
Heat another pan, add the ground spice paste. If the paste is thick, add a cup of water. We can use the leftover soaked water also. Keep the flame in low and cook the ground paste for about 5 minutes
Then strain the jaggery juice and add it to the pan. Now the legiyum mixture will become diluted again. Cook the legiyum till it becomes thick like a porridge
When the legiyum becomes like a porridge consistency, add ghee and again cook in low flame till it becomes more thicker like a pudding consistency. Switch off the flame. Instead of ghee, we can also use sesame oil. Sesame oil and ghee both helps to cool down the stomach.
Store the Prasava Legiyum in air-tight container and refrigerate to retain the freshness. New mom's can take a small gooseberry size legiyum after they eat which will help in digestion. In fact its not only for new mom, its very good for digestion for anyone.