Atwal or Aatwal is commonly known as methiya peiz in Konkani. This dish is made with methi or fenugreek seeds, rice, jaggery and coconut milk. It is commonly made for nursing mothers. This traditional dish is commonly made on the 12th day for the baby’s naming ceremony. This dish is the star dish of that day for that ceremony which is known as “barso”. This dish looks like kheer and thickens on cooling. So if it thickens, add coconut milk and boil it. Have it warm or hot.
Even otherwise you can make this dish at home and eat it. It is highly nutritious as it contains rice, fenugreek, jaggery and coconut milk. Jaggery helps to increase the iron content in the body. Coconut is a superfood and helps in proper brain functioning. Sometimes if you feel bored to cook food, you can easily cook this Atwal and eat. Apart from filling the tummy it keeps you healthy. Fenugreek seeds are most often used to increase the supply of breast milk. A nursing mother should drink this atleast once a day.
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