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Nov 18, 2013

Pori Urundai (Sweet puffed rice balls) for Karthigai Deepam

A crunchy sweet shaped into balls made specially as a offering to Lord Muruga (Karthik) on the day of Thiru Karthikai. But it makes a good snack at anytime of the year.

You can use any variety of puffed rice viz., avil pori, nel pori, normal pori.

avil pori
Nel Pori

pori (nomal one)

Ingredients :-

Puffed Rice - 4 cups
Jaggery - 1 Cup
Coconut - 2 tbsp (finely chopped)
Cardamom - 4 Nos.
Dry Ginger Powder - 1 tbsp
Ghee - 1 tsp


  • The ratio of puffed rice to jaggery is 4 : 1 (Take a measure of jaggery which is 1/4th of the puffed rice)
  • Small preparations will ease the process. Put the puffed rice in a sieve to get rid of sand or small stones & black over roasted particles and put it on a plate & clean them.
  • Break a coconut (use only fresh ones). Make thin slices and chop them thinly. 
  • Powder the cardamom and Dry ginger.
  • Grate / slice with knife, the jaggery, melt it and strain it to remove impurities / sand particles.
  • In a small bowl or plate, pour little water & keep ready (to check consistency of jaggery)
  • Making the preparation & keeping them handy will ease the process.

Procedure :-

  •  In a Kadai, pour the melted & filtered Jaggery water, Chopped coconut and boil till it becomes thick & froth well. Drop a little of that in the water kept in a bowl. Take it out with your finger and roll it. If you are able to shape it round like a ball that is the perfect stage. If you throw it on a plate, it will make a sound. Turn off the flame.
  • Add Dry Ginger Powder, Cardamom Powder, mix well
  • Add the puffed rice (pori), mix well and let it stand for two minutes (to cool down a bit).
  • Start dividing them into equal portion. If it sticks to your palm, just moisten your palm with just few drops of water (or dip your finger tip in water and spread it to you palm) and start doing. don't dampen just moist.
  • Take out each portion and shape them into round balls (at this stage too, you may moisten your hands)
  • To further tighten the balls, grease your fingers & palm with ghee and tighten them once again. 
  • Perfect pori urundai (sweet puffed rice balls) is ready!
  • Store them in an air tight container.
Brought the karthigai Deepam Prashad for you

1 comment:

வை.கோபாலகிருஷ்ணன் said...

பொரி உருண்டைகள் மற்றும் அனைத்துப்படங்களும் அழகாக உள்ளன.


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