Saturday, October 14, 2017
It's been two weeks after we are back from India but somehow still things have not come to the normal routine.First two days went by cleaning and then storing things brought from India.Ummi had prepared enough snacks for us to take here,but unfortunately we could not carry all due to the heavy luggage and also there was some uncertainty with our flight tickets and that's why could not carry any very fresh ones.
Today while munching on these homemade Ariunda(Rice balls) I remembered I haven't posted this recipe here in my blog :) Only roasting the rice grains take some time otherwise the recipe is so simple but that doesn't matter for it's lovely tasty.For the ones having a sweet tooth like me can keep on munching this.
There are two methods of using Jaggery here.You can directly use it with the other ingredients if you are sure there are no impurities in it or melt it then strain and use.Now here's the recipe
Parboiled Rice 2 cups
Coconut grated 11/2 cups
Jaggery shredded 1 cup
Cardamom 4-5 pods
Water 3-4 spoon(just to melt the jaggery)
-Wash the rice thoroughly till clear and drain.
-Heat a kadai or a heavy bottomed pan on medium flame and dry roast the drained rice.(You can add them in 2 batches).Keep stirring to get a uniform color and take care not to burn the grains(as this part is very important for getting good result)
-Roast till all the rice grains are golden brown in color and crack (puff up).Once done transfer this to another bowl and let it cool down completely.
-In a sauce pan melt the jaggery adding water on medium flame.Strain the syrup and keep aside.
-When cooled, grind the rice along with cardamom into a fine powder.Transfer this to a bowl.
-Pulse the grated coconut in the blender for two seconds and mix this with the powdered rice.
-Now slowly add in the Jaggery syrup little by little and mix thoroughly.
-Shape into smooth balls and serve.