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Pori Urundai (Puffed Rice Balls)

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Have you tried considering unconventional sweets? Like this Indian sweet called Pori Urundai. Loosely translated, it means Puffed Rice Balls. It is usually made by South Indians during the Festival of Lights (“Karthikai Deepam”).

30MIN

Total Cooking Time

7

Ingredients
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Ingredients
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Servings:
6
Serves 6
4 cups
Pori
1/2 cup
Jaggery
(puffed rice)
3 Tbsp
Unsweetened Shredded Coconut
1 tsp
Ground Cardamom
1/4 cup
Water
to taste
Vegetable Oil
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Directions

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Step 1
Chop the Jaggery (1/2 cup) .
Step 2
Dry roast the Pori (4 cups) in a dry skillet for 4-5 minutes or until they are crispy.
Step 3
Add the Water (1/4 cup) and jaggery. Let it melt on low heat. Heat until the jaggery has reached string consistency. Touch a little with your index finger. Press with your thumb and quickly open. You should see a string.
Step 4
Add Ground Cardamom (1 tsp) , Ground Ginger (1 tsp) , Unsweetened Shredded Coconut (3 Tbsp) and mix. Add mixture to the roasted rice puffs and mix.
Step 5
Grease hands with a little Vegetable Oil (to taste) . Pick up a handful of the mixture and press into a ball.
Step 6
Once done pressing, throw it from one hand to another a few times so that the rice puffs stick together tightly. Enjoy!

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