Nimi's Culinary Ventures

MANOHARAM -the crispy jaggery balls!

These crispy balls although a bit time consuming are worth trying out because they are sweet ,crispy and worth drooling.This blogpost of mine goes to the ICC.

1 cup Moong dal
2 cups of raw rice
salt to taste
2tbsp ghee
oil for deep frying
1cup jaggery powdered

  • Wash and soak rice for 15 minutes.Drain and let the rice dry for 30-40 minutes.Powder the rice finely.
  • Slightly heat and powder the moong dal into a fine powder.
  • Measure 2 cups of rice flour with 1 cup of moong dal flour and mix in  a bowl.Rub in the ghee so that it gets incorporated well.Add water and knead the flours to make a smooth dough.
  • Heat oil in a kadai.
  • Fill the idiyappam presser or potato ricer to press out the dough into the oil.In the idiyappam presser you can use the disc with 3 holes.
  • Fry out the murukku and place them on absorbent tissues to soak out the excess oil.
  • When cooled,break the murukkus into tiny bits.
  • In a pan pour some water and add the powdered jaggery.Bring it to boil so that the jaggery has been dissolved.Pass the jaggery syrup through a strainer to seperate the scum.
  • Bring this syrup again to boil till the syrurp thickens.Drop a few drops of the syrup into a cup of water and if the syrup can be easily rolled in to a ball,the consistency is correct.
  • Remove syrup from fire and add the bits of murukku briskly stirring to coat the jaggery evenly on the murukku bits,
  • When the heat is manageable grease your palms and roll the mix into small balls.

Manoharam is ready to be served! 



  1. G.Pavani

    September 15, 2010 at 8:55 am

    jaggery balls looks yummy n cute ..

  2. Soumya

    September 15, 2010 at 9:39 am

    WIll try out and let you know the results.. The only I hate to do is to make the balls.. Whenever I do it, I end up in burning myself!!! 🙁

  3. Nithya

    September 15, 2010 at 3:09 pm

    Wow they looks so crispy and shiny.. perfect snack 🙂

  4. Satya

    September 15, 2010 at 4:11 pm

    those jaggery balls looks so delicious ..yummy


  5. Nitha

    September 15, 2010 at 4:27 pm

    looks greatt..

  6. veena krishnakumar

    September 16, 2010 at 7:08 am

    looks yummy

  7. <br><br><br><br><br>Dr.Sameena Prathap

    September 18, 2010 at 3:58 am

    Hi Nimi,

    My first time here…The manoharam balls look so tempting…


  8. Rekha

    September 18, 2010 at 1:13 pm

    haven't heard of this before, looks perfect for kids

  9. Sharmilee! :)

    September 20, 2010 at 1:58 pm

    I luv manoharam…but havent tried it myself…urs look so perfect

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