Sunday, November 21, 2010
These are healthy sweet balls made of puffed rice and jaggery. This is specially done on Karthik purnima.
Puffed rice ---- 4 cups
Grated Jaggery --------- 1 cup
Coconut pieces ( cut into small0/ slivers of copra – ¼ cup
Dry ginger powder ------ 1 tea spoon
Cardomam powder ---- 1 teaspoon
Spread the puffed rice on a big plate and sprinkle the powder of ginger and elaichi.
To make jaggery syrup:
Boil the jaggery in a cup of water till you get a rolling consistency. Test the consistency by dropping a spoon of the syrup in water, it should not dissolve but when you remove the jaggerys syrup from water it should roll like a ball. To this syrup, add the coconut pieces.
Now add the syrup over the puffed rice spread on the plate and mix them, When still hot shape them
loosely into round balls. On cooling, the jaggery syrup will bind them together