Karthigai Pori - Karthigai Vella Pori Recipe

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 seeds and roasted coconut pieces to this nel pori and keep it ready for mixing. Once the jaggery syrup is ready, add this mixed nel pori to the kadai and mix it well until the poris are incorporated well with the jaggery syrup. Be sure not to over boil the jaggery syrup because the poris stick to each other. Now we will see how to prepare Karthigai Pori with step by step instructions.

Check out my other prasadam dishes

Maa Vilakku - Diya with rice flour
Chana Dal Modagam
Aval with jaggery
Aval Payasam
Rice Payasam
Moong dal Payasam
Brown rice Sweet Pongal
Green gram Sweet Sundal
Sarkkarai Pongal 
Paal Payasam


Karthigai Pori - Karthigai Vella Pori Recipe Details
 
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Prep time : 10 minutes
Cook time : 20 minutes
Serves : 4
Category : prasadam
Author : Muthulakshmi Madhavakrishnan

Ingredients
  • 400 grams nel pori (Karthigai Pori)
  • 200 grams pagu vellam jaggery
  • 1/2 cup coconut bits
  • 2 tbsp black sesame seeds
  • 1 tbsp ghee
Cooking Directions

  1. Heat a pan and dry roast the black sesame seeds until it pops up and add it to the nel pori.
    Heat a tbsp of ghee in the same pan and fry the coconut pieces until it gets golden brown.
    Add these fried coconut bits to the nel pori and shake it well.
  2. Take a small vessel and add the grated jaggery. Add little water to the jaggery and keep the jaggery to dissolve on medium heat.
  3. When it dissolves completely, strain it to remove the impurities and add it in a wide heavy bottomed kadai.
    Now once again, boil the jaggery syrup on low heat until it gets thick. Take a bowl filled with water and add some jaggery syrup to it. If it is not dissolved in water, your syrup is ready.
  4. Next, add the mixed nel pori to the jaggery syrup and mix it well with a ladle. Turn off the heat and mix the nel pori well for 3 to 5 minutes.  

Karthigai Pori - Karthigai Vella Pori Recipe with step by step instructions 

Take a big vessel or bowl and add the nel pori to it. Keep it ready for mixing. The nel pori looks grey in colour as shown in the picture below. This pori has a unique taste when compare to other pori varieties.

Heat a pan and dry roast the black sesame seeds until it pops up and add it to the nel pori. Make sure to roast the sesame seeds because it gives a nice flavour to this dish.


Heat a tbsp of ghee in the same pan and fry the coconut bits until it gets golden brown.Add these fried coconut pieces to the nel pori and shake it well.



Take a small vessel and add the grated jaggery.

Add little water to the jaggery and keep the jaggery to dissolve on medium heat.

 
When it dissolves completely strain it to remove the impurities and add it in a wide heavy bottomed kadai.


Now once again boil the jaggery syrup on low heat until it gets thick. Take a vessel  filled with water and add some jaggery syrup to it. If it is not dissolved in water, your syrup is ready.


Next, add the mixed nel pori to the jaggery syrup and mix it well with a ladle.

 Turn off the heat and mix the nel pori well for 3 to 5 minutes.

 When it has cool down completly, transfer the karthigai vella  nel pori to an airtight container. 


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