Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Pori Urandai/ Puffed rice

Everyone  must be wondering why this post now right. 
You know what I made this pori urandai and coconut burfee for karthigai and was set to post it the next day and I downloaded all the pictures from  my camera to the lappy and then wisely wiped off all the pictures from my camera. Unfortunately it was destined for this post to be delayed and  what happened  was my lappy wouldn’t move a head at all  as it went blank – reason the whole charger point was not working. So all photos stuck there and no choice had to wait L. Just couple of days back I got my lappy repaired and retirieved my pictures from there J

Karthigai Deepam is a festival of lights celebrated in the Tamil month of Karthigai. All the houses will be decked up with rows and rows of lamps and it is a beautiful sight to see.
I have used the ordinary puffed rice  which is easily available in all supermarkets to make this recipe. 
Makes : 14  to 16 medium size balls

Pori – 4 ¼  cup
Water  - ½ cup
Jaggery- 1 cup
Cardamom powder  & dry ginger powder - a generous pinch of both
Ghee - 1 tsp



Heat ½  cup of water, add jaggery to it and let it melt and then  filter it so that we have to remove away all the impurities.
Add the cardamom & dry ginger powder along with  1 tsp of ghee to the jaggery and pour it into a heavy bottomed pan and allow it to boil. The jaggery should reach the  hard ball consistency, that is what we need for this.

How do you see the perfect pagu. Keep stirring when you pour a tsp of jaggery syrup to a cup of water, it should not dissolve, you must be able to make a  ball out of it. This is the right consistency. At this stage, switch off the flame and add the puffed rice to it and give it a good mix.

Now you have to act quickly. Grease your hands with ghee and quickly make balls out of it, when the heat is bearable. Initially you can make rough balls and then you can shape it nicely later.Happy munching J



  1. they look so perfect :) made them so well, my fav snack with tea

  2. ma favourite.. very tasty one!!!

  3. I like this so much. But if you go past the sugar cookery stage you will land with hard ladoos like the one I had of all places at Grand Sweets and cracked my tooth on one of them, after which i am very vary of this!

    1. OMG really it happened to you. I can understand how u feel to try ur luck on these kind of stuffs from out.

      Thanks for the comments.

  4. yummy and cute looking pori urundai

  5. looks so delicious..lovely clicks too..
    oh sometimes there are technical problems happen and it takes sometime to resolve,Glad you could recover the pics...

  6. My sincere thanks to Beena, Priya R, Rekha, Viji, Divya, Veena, Hema, Jay, Julie & Amie for taking your time to drop by my space.

    Love your comments and the cheer up that you guys give me.

    Have a nice day.

  7. Looks so perfect. I never get them right. Happy to follow u dear. Thanks for stopping by

  8. i luv to have pori but never tasted this pori urundai...looks delicious...


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