Pori Urundai recipe/ Karthigai Pori / Puffed Rice balls

by - November 27, 2012

 Pori Urundai recipe/ Karthigai Pori / Puffed Rice balls
              
       
         Happy Karthigai Deepam wishes to you all.  Karthigai Deepam is a typical festival of lights of the southern part of India and is an extension of Diwali festival. It is very similar to Bhai Duj or Raksha Bandhan celebrated in other parts of the country. The ideology of the festival is that "the sisters pray for their brothers' well being and the brothers in turn, promise to safeguard the sisters in times of trouble. This festival also involves the lighting of lamps in the homes, temples and the workplace.
        The idea behind this festival is to keep away bad things from life and welcome the good and holy things of life.
        Lamps lit with oil are a symbol of holiness in Indian culture. Karthigai Deepam is no exception. Beautifully lit lamps are found all around the home to bring in happiness to the home. 
        This festival occurs when the moon is seen fully in the sky. Karthigai Deepam is celebrated during Purnima or full moon day when the moon is in line the six star constellation called Karthigai.  (Info Source: Karthigai Deepam) Special food like Murukku,  Appam, Rice kheer / Pal Payasam, Peanut ladoo and Puffed rice ladoo are served and exchange between friends and relatives...

Total time: 30 minutes
Cooking time: 15 ~ 20 minutes
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Yield: 15 balls


Ingredients:
3 cup of Nel Pori/ Aval Pori/ Puffed rice
1 cup Powdered jaggery
1 cup water
1/2 tsp sukku podi / dry ginger powder
1/2 tsp cardamom powder
2 tbsp coconut pieces
Ghee for greasing

Method:
  • In a kadai or  pan, add powdered jaggery and water. Mix well and bring the mixture to boil.
  • When it starts to boil, remove and drain the jaggery water to remove dust from the it.
  • Add dry ginger powder, coconut pieces and cardamon powder to the mixture.
 Pori Urundai recipe/ Karthigai Pori / Puffed Rice balls


  • Heat the drained mixture again in medium heat till the syrup thicken and reaches soft ball consistency i.e. when spoon full of  jaggery mixture dropped in a bowl of water, it should not dissolve ( as in pic) and itould be thick and you can make a soft ball out of it as shown in picture  or candid thermometer should show 240 degree F.

 Pori Urundai recipe/ Karthigai Pori / Puffed Rice balls
  • Immediately pour the syrup over the pori/ puffed rice and mix it thoroughly.
  • Take a spoon full of pori mixture and spread it on the lined tray. This has to done very quickly.
  • Grease both the palm with ghee and gently press the portioned mixture to balls. 
  • Rest it for 15 minutes and store it in airtight container.
 Pori Urundai recipe/ Karthigai Pori / Puffed Rice balls
  
NOTE:
  • Puffed rice / Pori must be very crispy and fresh.
  • Once the syrup consistency is reached, you have to be very fast to avoid harding of the mixture.
  • Don't apply pressure while rolling the balls which will tend to hard and dense balls.
  • For beginner, always have an eye when syrup starts to thicken because syrup consistency will reach very soon and you will miss the stage and syrup will become hard.
  • Use parchment paper to avoid the mixture to stick on the plate. 
Pori Urundai

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27 comments

  1. lip smacking...wonderful clicks

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  2. Wish i get few balls to munch rite now, cute balls.

    Happy Karthigai Deepam Wishes.

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  3. Beautifully explained saras.Happy kartigai deepam to u and ur family.

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  4. wow they look so good and love the last click, superb

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  5. I like this snack we make it sometimes looks wonderful

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  6. perfect urundai and nice presentation
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  7. Perfect pori urundai with detailed illustration...loved it!

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  8. seasons greetings gal and lovely post

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  9. wow perfectly made pori,yummy snack...

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  10. Very festive and delicious!!! i also use candy thermometer for sugar and jaggery consistency!!!
    Sowmya
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  11. Nice presentation, love the first click...

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  12. I'm so tempted to make this...yumm...

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  13. wow....yummy and Tempting balls!!!Love this!

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  14. Perfectly done pori urundais. Would love to grab one

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  15. Love the pori urundai...so neatly done! Perfect one...Happy Karthigai dear :)

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  16. well made.. beautiful presentation..

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  17. These are definitely one of my favourite

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  18. Perfect shaped yummy tempting poori urundai...Nice pics...

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  19. hi saras, thank you for your visit, glad to know you, the dessert looks delicious and crunchy

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  20. Pori urundai looks yumm....thxs for visiting my space n ur lovely comment!!

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  21. I so love these jaggery balls with puffed rice and yours look so perfect!! You may like to send your recipe to Favorite Rice dishes.Find the details here: http://amritavishal127.blogspot.in/2012/10/event-announcement-favorite-rice-recipes.html. Would love to have your amazing dish with a form of rice in my event.

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  22. These are my favorite since childhood. Yours look so perfect. You may like to send your recipe to Favorite rice dishes as the event is about different uses of rice in recipes. Find the details here:http://amritavishal127.blogspot.in/2012/10/event-announcement-favorite-rice-recipes.html

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  23. Nice clicks. Looks perfect and delicious

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