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Munthiri Kothu recipe

green gram jaggery balls coated with rice flour
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Desserts
Cuisine: Tamilnadu cuisine
Keyword: pongal recipes, traditional recipes of tamilnadu
Author: Jinoo Jayakrishnan
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  • 1/2 cup green gram
  • 1/2 cup grated jaggery
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 pinch cardamom powder
  • 1/4 cup grated coconut
  • 1/2 cup rice flour
  • salt to taste
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder


  • dry roast green gram until reddish in colour. 
  • cool and grind it to a coarse powder. 
  • in the same pan, add jaggery and water. melt it completely. drain and add it again to the clean pan. 
  • let it boil. once its boiling, add cardamom powder, grated coconut and cook until thick. 
  • add the powdered green gram and mix well to a thick dough. 
  • while it is still warm, grease hands and make tiny balls of even size and keep it ready. 
  • meanwhile mix rice flour, salt and turmeric in a bowl. 
  • add water to make it a thick bajji batter consistency. 
  • combine 2 or 3 balls together. press slightly and dip it in the batter. 
  • coat all over and deep fry in medium hot oil until you find brown spots here and there.