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Karthigai Pori - Karthigai Vella Pori Recipe

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Karthigai Pori - a classic prasadam prepared for karthigai festival. This karthigai pori looks different from the regular rice pori and you can get these pori during karthigai tamil month in pori shops.


They are one my favourite, favourite...... prasadam dishes. This tastes so good on the next day because the jaggery will enter each poris after cooling down. For this karthigai pori dish you will need the nel pori, jaggery, black sesame seeds and coconut. To prepare jaggery syrup, I recommend to use pagu vellam (jaggery) which is dark brown in colour because it gives a nice taste and colour to this dish. You have to dissolve the jaggery with little water and then strain it if needed. Then continue boiling the syrup on low heat, stirring occasionally, until it reaches to a thick consistency. Watch your jaggery syrup closely as it gets thicker or browns quickly. Before preparing the jaggery syrup, add the nelpori in a big container or in a vessel. Add the roasted sesame seed…

Nullikai urundai/Urid dal balls

This Nullikai urundai/Urid dal balls is Tirunelveli's famous snack dish. I learnt this recipe from my uncle(periyappa). He prepares these soft and crispy Nullikai urundais frequently and he enjoys serving this hot snack for us with a cup of coffee. This is a healthy and easy snack item which can be prepared easily without much effort. These balls have a crispy outer layer with soft texture. The key to this recipe, for preparing crispy balls is the soaking and grinding.First thing is you need to soak the dal and rice for 3 to 4 hours. The second thing is the batter should be fluffy and thick. If the batter is watery the ball shape may vary while frying. When deep frying the balls, always keep the flame on low medium. This will help to achieve perfect results. With just 4 ingredients, try this easy and healthy Nullikai urundai/Urid dal balls for your family. Perfect for evening snacks, small family get togethers and potlucks.


This Nullikai urundai/Urid dal balls is Tirunelveli's famous snack dish. I learnt this recipe from my uncle(periyappa). He prepares these soft and crispy Nullikai urundais frequently and he enjoys serving this hot snack for us with a cup of coffee. This is a healthy and easy snack item which can be prepared easily without much effort. These balls have a crispy outer layer with soft texture. The key to this recipe, for preparing crispy balls is the soaking and grinding.First thing is you need to soak the dal and rice for 3 to 4 hours. The second thing is the batter should be fluffy and thick. If the batter is watery the ball shape may vary while frying. When deep frying the balls, always keep the flame on low medium. This will help to achieve perfect results. With just 4 ingredients, try this easy and healthy Nullikai urundai/Urid dal balls for your family. Perfect for evening snacks, small family get togethers and potlucks.



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Prep time : 20 minutes
Soaking time : 3 hours
Cook time : 15 minutes
Serves : 4
Category : Appetizers
Author : Muthulakshmi Madhavakrishnan

Ingredients

  • 1 cup urid dal
  • 1/2 cup raw rice
  • 3/4 cup fresh grated coconut
  • 2 tsp crushed black pepper
  • few finely chopped curry leaves
  • salt to taste
  • oil for deep frying
Cooking Directions

1. Measure and take the urid dal and rice in a bowl. Wash them nicely in cold water for 2 to 3 times. Soak them with 2 cups of water for 3 to 4 hours .
2. After 3 hours, drain the water completely and add it to the big mixer jar. Grind it smoothly. Sprinkle with some water and grind. When they are fluffy transfer it to mixing bowl.
3. Next, add the crushed black pepper, chopped curry leaves, finely grated coconut and required salt. Mix them evenly and check for the seasonings. 
4. Heat oil in a deep kadai or pan on low medium flame. When the oil is hot, take small balls from the batter and drop it to the hot oil. Repeat the process. Slowly flip the balls and fry them till golden brown. Then drain them in a paper towel. Serve it hot with coconut chutney or tomato chutney. Enjoy this quick and healthy snack with your family with a cup of filter coffee. 


Nullikai urundai/Urid dal balls with step by step photos


1. Measure and take the urid dal and rice in a bowl. Wash them nicely in cold water for 2 to 3 times. Soak them with 2 cups of water for 3 to 4 hours .


2. After 3 hours, drain the water completely and add it to the big mixer jar. Grind it smoothly. Sprinkle with some water and grind. When they are fluffy transfer it to mixing bowl.



3. Next, add the crushed black pepper, chopped curry leaves, finely grated coconut and required salt. Mix them evenly and check for the seasonings. 



4. Heat oil in a deep kadai or pan on low medium flame. When the oil is hot, take small balls from the batter and drop it to the hot oil. Repeat the process. Slowly flip the balls and fry them till golden brown. Then drain them in a paper towel. Serve it hot with coconut chutney or tomato chutney. Enjoy this quick and healthy snack with your family with a cup of filter coffee. 

If you try this recipe for Nullikai urundai/Urid dal balls send us your comments below and share the recipe for your friends and family. 

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