Puffed Rice balls / Pori Urundai

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During my school days this used to be one of regular after school snack. It is light and easy to do. However I  love Peanut so every time I want to make sweet ball I will go for peanut ball as that is preffered over any other sweet. This time I make it a point to make for Karthigai Deepam. It came out pretty good

Puffed Rice (Pori) – 3 Cup
Jaggery – 1/2 Cup
Water as required  (I have used 3/4 cup)
Caradamom powder – .5 teaspoon ( I love Caradamom.. so I use bit more. You can reduce it if you prefer less or you can omit this completely)
Rice Flour – 1 tablespoon

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Melt the Jaggery in water and drain to remove the impurity. Bring back the drained jaggery and caradamom powder to the medium flame. Boil till it is in ball consistency.
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Consistency check : Take water in seperate bowl. Take a drop of jaggery syrup and put it in water, it should stand firm and should not dissolve as. It should form a slightly hard ball when you roll it with your fingers and see. When this consistency is reached, It is ready.
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In a broader vessel take the puffed rice and mix in Jaggery syrup. Mix it well. Apply rice flour on your hand and make a ball (according to your prefferd size). When it is ok to handle and press it well to make it as tight ball
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Pori Urundai007Enjoy it