Munthirikothu" (Green gram & Jaggery Balls)| മുന്തിരി കൊത്ത്

 

  • 1 cup Green gram
  •  1 cup Shredded coconuts
  • 10 pieces of cardamom
  •  250 g of jaggery
  • 1/2 tsp Dry ginger powder
  • 1/2 cup Rice flour
  • 1/4cup Maida
  • 1/4 tsp Turmeric Powder
  •  Salt
  • Oil

  • In a pan, fry the rinsed green grams over low heat until light brown.  When frying beans, stirring constantly.  When the color starts to change, add cardamom. When the beans turn light brown, turn off the heat.
  • In the same pan, fry  shredded coconut until brown.
  • Grind it to a coarse( rava texture) mixture. Add roasted coconut and grind again.
  • Now boil the jaggery and a cup of water in another pan and let it melt.  Strain the jaggery well. Add the dry ginger powder to it.
  • When the jaggery starts to thicken (do not boil one string consistency), turn off the heat and add the powdered green gram coconut mixture and mix well.
  •  As the heat decreases, it thickens. When its still warm make small lemon sized balls.Set aside for atleast 30mins.
  •  In a bowl, add flour, rice powder, turmeric powder, salt and a little water and mix well.
  • Heat oil in a pan and dip each balls in the prepared batter and deep  fry in oil until golden.


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