Monday, November 22, 2010

My husband's Pori Urundai for karthigai!

Nel Pori,Aval Pori and Fried gram urundai

Since I got my wisdom tooth removed.I wasn't in any position to do anything for the festival.My husband came to the rescue.He made Nel pori, Aval pori and Fried gram urundai all by himself. He did it with a dexterity of a seasoned cook.The urundai's tasted awesome.It was one of the best I have eaten so far.Thank you M2 for making our Karthigai and the weekend so sweet.My husband sure is an instinctive cook.He did everything in a jiffy.He can even make wheat halwa!!.This is going to patty's party.Please check here for detailed ingredients.

Pori-i/4 kg,black jaggery-400gms,finecut coconut pieces-1 cup,dry ginger a pinch, cardamom 6.


In a separate vessel make syrup out of jaggery +ding water until it just gets immersed. Start heating the syrup.The syrup shud become thick enuf , so that when you add a drop of it in a vessel of water it shud solidify immediately.When syrup reaches this stage remove from fire.Clean puffed flakes and take it in a large bowl.Roast coconut separately without oil and add it to the flakes.Add cardamom powder and dry ginger powder.Add jaggery syrup and mix for about two mins,untill the temp cools down to a state when the hand can withstand heat.Do not cool it too much, then the urundai will not come out properly. Grease hands with rice flour or ghee. Make the mix into medium sized balls using hand.
Easier said than done it is sort of tough for novices. Especially when you have to make the urundai.Thats where the black jaggery plays its part it acts as a good binding agent. Also jaggery is very good for health its called medicinal sugar. Its a good source of iron and minerals.Jaggery also prevents lung lesions very beneficial for people who work in smoky environs.Pls use organic jagerry as white commercially available jaggery is loaded with chemicals.  The method is the same for both the varieties.
Now for the step by step recipe.

1.My only contribution in the recipe.Cutting coconut into bits.

2.Cleaning the Nel pori
3.Dissolving the paghu vellam in water.Very important to buy paghu vellam

4.Filter the jaggery for impurities and put the mixture in a thick bottomed kadai.

Add coconut pieces
Check for this consistency
Mix aval with jaggery
Make balls out of it

Aval pori with dried ginger and elaichi powder
Add Jaggery
Aval Pori ready for consumption


  1. That looks so yummy and professional...

  2. Pori urundai looks awesome. Couldn't believe that your hubby made this!

  3. Awesome, we prepare this dessert during weddings, my son;s fav too. TFS the recipe and lucky you have ur DH make this for you.

  4. Ooh yummy, I didn't make any cos I don't know how to, but my mom is bringing some over for me on Thursday! Hope you're feeling better now!

  5. Has come out so perfect and well arranged

  6. He did that!! really!! How amazing!! Well done!!It looks more than perfect.. like he has been practicing..

    Hope you have a fabulous week ahead.. You guys make my day by linking into the weekend party.. So thank you!! :-)

  7. I would congratulate your M2 for this :-)

  8. Thanx Patty,Sudha and padmaja for the comments.

  9. Looks good S, good that you uploaded the step by step..

  10. gr8 pori urundais! he seems to be a pro! u r sooo lucky!

  11. Wow..Your husband made this !!Thanks for the step by step instructions..

  12. Wow...pori urundai luks perfect...I missed this post and reading it too late..

  13. Perfect balls... Nice presentation and blog.

  14. Loved your blog and i love these jaggery treats . I made them twice this winters with sesame and peanuts ... Very nicely explained process.


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