Aval pori urundai / Karthigai pori urundai is a crispy,crunchy balls prepared from puffed rice and jaggery.Usually the store bought pori urundais are made with sugar but the traditional method uses jaggery.There are so many varieties of pori available in market these days and i have used aval pori and jaggery to make these crunchy light balls.
Aval pori urundai is a must neivedhyam recipe for Karthigai deepam,they are so delicious and nutritious with just two main healthy ingredients puffed rice and jaggery, also a zero oil and zero sugar sweet recipe.Only thing to concentrate is the jaggery consisteny but once you learn the trick it is very easy to make a home and you won’t buy them from the stores.It is an easy and quite simple recipe that could be made in a jiffy.It is very important to shape them when it is hot.So you can dust your hands with rice flour instead of greasing them with ghee.Ghee gives a glossy look but rice flour reduces the heat and makes shaping easy.Do make this healthy ,guilt free balls at home and enjoy your day with your family.
PREPARATION TIME : 5 MINS
COOKING TIME : 10 MINS
YIELDS : 20 *
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5 cups aval pori / puffed rice
1 cup jaggery (crushed)
1/2 tsp cardamom powder
GHEE or rice flour for shaping
Roast the aval pori in low flame for 5-7 mins.Remove the granular particles by winnowing the aval pori after roasting and keep it aside.
Bring a cup of jaggery with 1/4 cup water to boil.Filter it once it gets dissloved.
Bring it to boil again,add cardamom powder and reduce the flame to medium.
Let it boil in medium flame until it becomes thick.
Check the consistency by dropping the syrup in water.When it reaches a soft ball consistency, switch off the flame.
Now add the pori little by lttle and mix well with jaggery syrup.
Grease your hands with ghee or rice flour and start making balls out of it.Make balls gently ,you need not give so much pressure to make them.
Crispy Aval Pori Urundais are ready now.Let it cool completely and store it in an airtight container.
TAKE CARE TIPS:
Use only crispy pori from the market.
You can also add few coconut pieces or roasted gram to it.
Use pori and jaggery in the ratio 5:1.That is for 5 cups pori use 1 cup jaggery.