Pori Urundai, How to make Pori Urundai Recipe

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Pori Urundai Recipe. Tamil nadu style pori urundai recipe. With step by step pictures and video. Video recipe. Pori Urundai for Karthigai Deepam.

Pori Urundai / Puffed Rice Balls must be a nostalgic treat for everyone. I am no different. Its one of my favorite treats till this day. There used to be a “pori kaarar” or the “puffed rice vendor” who would frequent the residential streets often. The pori made it for a snack with coffee atleast twice a week. My mom never made pori urundai. She always bought it from my “pori karar” as his pori urundais were legendary. It was fresh and it was so damn crunchy and delicious. The days of the pori karar are long gone but the memories of buying pori urundai standing beside my mom waiting for Rajendar anna (my pori karar) to pack the puffed rice balls in old newspaper cones are still so fresh. Here is my version of pori urundai.

The main thing in this recipe is to boil the jaggery to the correct stage. That’s the only step that makes for the success of the pori urundai.

Here is the video of how to do pori urundai (karthigai deepam special).

STEP BY STEP:

Boil quarter cup water in a pan. Add in the cardamom powder and dry ginger powder. Add in the jaggery and let it boil until the jaggery is completely melted.

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Strain the melted jaggery mixture to remove any impurities and sand. Add it back to the pan and start boiling the mixture again.

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The mixture will slowly start to get darker as it boils.

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When the mixture starts becoming syrupy, take a little bit of the syrup in a spoon and drop it in a bowl of water. Try gathering the mixture to form a ball. You should be able to form a nice firm ball (Refer the video above ). Once you reach this stage, remove the jaggery mixture from heat.

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NOTE ON BOILING JAGGERY:
Do not keep stirring the mixture with a spatula.
Just use the handle of the pan to slightly move in a circular motion. (Refer Video)
The mixture will be soupy at first. It willΒ slowly become thick and syrupy. The jaggery will also turn into a dark amber colour.
Once the firm ball stage is achieved, remove the pan from heat immediately. The jaggery will burn and will become bitter if boiled beyond this stage.
CAUTION: The jaggery syrup is really hot. The skin might burn if it comes with direct contact.

Immediately add the jaggery mixture to the puffed rice (pori). Mix well with a spatula until thoroughly mixed. Take a small piece of the mixture and make into balls. Repeat with the remaining mixture and make balls. Set aside on a plate to cool. Do this fast before the mixture cools.

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NOTE: If in case the mixture cools down and the pori is set, slightly microwave or warm it on the stove to loosen a bit.

STORING: Store in an airtight container. The pori urundais stays fresh for up to a week.

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Pori Urundai, How to make Pori Urundai Recipe

Pori Urundai Recipe. Tamil nadu style pori urundai recipe. With step by step pictures and video. Video recipe. Pori Urundai for Karthigai Deepam.

  • Total Time: 25 mins
  • Yield: 12 1x

Ingredients

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  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 teaspoon dry ginger powder (sukku)
  • 1/4 teaspoon cardamom powder
  • 1 cup jaggery
  • 4 cups puffed rice (pori)

Instructions

  1. Boil quarter cup water in a pan. Add in the cardamom powder and dry ginger powder. Add in the jaggery and let it boil until the jaggery is completely melted. Strain the melted jaggery mixture to remove any impurities and sand. Add it back to the pan and start boiling the mixture again.
  2. When the mixture starts becoming syrupy, take a little bit of the syrup in a spoon and drop it in a bowl of water. Try gathering the mixture to form a ball. You should be able to form a nice firm ball. Once you reach this stage, remove the jaggery mixture from heat.
  3. Immediately add the jaggery mixture to the puffed rice (pori). Mix well with a spatula until thoroughly mixed. Take a small piece of the mixture and make into balls. Repeat with the remaining mixture and make balls. Set aside on a plate to cool.

Notes

NOTE: If in case the mixture cools down and the pori is set, slightly microwave or warm it on the stove to loosen a bit.

STORING: Store in an airtight container. The pori urundais stays fresh for up to a week.

  • Author: Kannamma - Suguna Vinodh
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Category: Sweets
  • Cuisine: Tamilnadu

6 thoughts on “Pori Urundai, How to make Pori Urundai Recipe”

  1. Followed ur recipe….My urundai were just in shape,taste n flavour…Thanks for your recipe

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