Pori Urundai Recipe – Healthy Puffed Rice Balls With Jaggery

Pori Urundai or Puffed Rice Balls is a traditional sweet preparation made using puffed rice mixed with jaggery. The crunchiness of the rice and the sweetness of it, makes this dish tasty and one that is easy to prepare.  Puffed rice, Jaggery, Water, Cardamom Powder (Elaichi)   4 cups Puffed rice , cleaned sifted 1/2 cup Jaggery 1/4 cup Water 1/4 teaspoon Cardamom Powder (Elaichi) , or edible camphor powder     20   40     To begin this Pori Urundai Recipe (Healthy Puffed Rice Balls with Jaggery), heat a heavy bottom pan on medium heat. Add jaggery and water to the pan and bring them to a boil, continuing to do so until the jaggery melts completely.Once it is done, use a strainer to remove any coarse particles from the jaggery.Next, pour the strained jaggery back into the pan and heat it on medium heat, bringing it to a boil.Once the jaggery is thickened sufficiently (enough to get a pearl-like consistency when dropped in a little water), add the puffed rice and the camphor/ cardamom powder to the pan and mix them together evenly. Turn off the heat when done, and set aside for a few minutes to cool. Take a small portion of the mixture between oiled hands and shape it into a medium or large lemon sized balls. Do this as soon as possible because the mixture will take its shape and firm up when it cools down completely. Repeat this process for all the remaining mixture.Finally, allow the Pori Urundai to dry a bit till it comes down to room temperature. Store the Pori Urundai or the Puffed Rice Balls in an airtight container.