Saturday, November 15, 2008

Jenu Kolu/ Honey Sticks


Honey sticks is a literal translation of word "jenu kolu" in kannda. The name is perhaps derived from the honeycombs inside the behive which is used by honey bees to store honey, pollen and their babies. The honeycombs look yummy and juicy and so is the honey sticks or jenu kolu. So name is mainly due to how it looks rather than how it is made. It is a traditional dish famous in havyaka community in karntaka india to which i belong. But i think anyone having a sweet tooth will certainly appreciate the wonderful taste of the juicy yet crispy sticks. My sincere thanks to my sister in law "Nirmala Hegde" for shraing the recipe with me.



1 cup rice
1 spoon fenugreek seeds
salt to taste
oil to deep fry

Dipping syrup

Take 4-5 tbs of jaggery/brown sugar
1 tbs of honey


1 cup grated coconut
1/2 cup jaggery
1 tsp elaichi powder
2tbs sesame seeds

Methods :

1) Soak the rice with fenugreek seeds for 4-5 hours.
2) Grind the soaked rice and make fine batter and put little salt and keep it aside .
3)Take a pan and put grated coconut and jaggery,elaichi powderand fried seesame seeds .
4)Saute this for 10-15 minutes, this makes your filling ready.
5) Mix jaggery with little water and honey and boil for 5 minsutes till it becomes little thick, this is basically your dipping.
6) Now heat the tawa and pour a little batter over and spread it like how you make paper dosa ( tellavu in hayvaka community), in a minute or two a thin wrapper becomes ready.
7) Take 2 tbs of filling and spread it over the wrapper and roll it like how you make spring rolls.
8) Heat oil in a pan and fry the roll till it turns brown.
9) Take out the fried roll and keep it dipped in the syrup for 5 minutes.
10) The delicious juicy crunchy honey sticks is ready.

This one is also one of my entries to Harvest Festival Of Rice on Here I Cook

Note : You can try store bought French Crepe Sheets instead of tellevvu ..


seema said...

whah...nodidre bayalli neeru batta iddu.. great job mangala.. keep it up....good luck.

Mangala Bhat said...

Thank u Seema

Vaishali said...

Next havyaka gewt togetherge Jenkolu maadkyamba please. nodidre ruch irthu anasthu. Swalpa baklawadangirgu anasthu.