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Flattened Rice- Poha Balls With Coconut & Jaggery | Aval Unda

Healthy flattened rice, coconut & jaggery balls…

One of the easiest sweet snacks in Kerala is ariyunda, sweet balls made with ground rice. Instead of ground rice, I’ve used ground flattened rice, mixed with coconut & jaggery.

Easy to make & delicious snack that will satisfy your sweet craving.

Flattened Rice- Poha Balls With Coconut & Jaggery | Aval Unda
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Recipe type: Snacks
Cuisine: Indian
Serves: 10 Balls
  • Flattened rice- 1 cup
  • Semolina or sooji/rava- ¼ cup
  • Whole cardamom- 1
  • Grated coconut- ½ cup
  • Jaggery, crushed- ½ cup
  • Milk- ½ cup
  • Almonds or cashew nuts, crushed- ¼ cup
  1. Place a pan over medium-low heat, add flattened rice & semolina, roast for 5 minutes.
  2. Let cool down for a few minutes.
  3. Add to a blender jar along with whole cardamom, grind to a fine powder. Keep it aside.
  4. In the same blender jar, add coconut & jaggery, grind well.
  5. Place a pan over medium heat, add the ground flattened rice & semolina along with the ground coconut & jaggery.
  6. Combine everything for a couple of minutes.
  7. Add milk, stir fry for a couple of minutes, let the semolina turn soft.
  8. Add the crushed cashew nuts or almonds, mix well.
  9. Take the pan off the heat & let cool down.
  10. Make into round balls & enjoy.
  11. These balls can be stored in an air-tight container for a few days.



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