This is a traditional sweet dish from Konkan .
Just as other konkan sweets this dish too has coconut and jageery .
The simplicity and yet the amazing taste of this yummy sweet is just surprising .
This dish is usually made during the festivals as naivedyam ( offerings to God ) .
1 bowl ...................... grated fresh coconut
1 bowl ....................grated jaggery
1/2 t sp ..................... cardamom powder
1 small cup ............... rice flour
almond pistachio slivers for garnish
pinch of salt
In a non stick pan add 1 tb sp ghee , grated coconut and 3/4th of grated jaggery and cook on a low flame till the jaggery melts .
Stir nicely and when the mixture becomes dry and sticky add cardamom pd and switch off the gas .
In another pan heat 1 small cup water , remaining jaggery , 1 t sp ghee and a pinch of salt .
When the water comes to boil add the rice flour and stir it continuosly .
Let all the water absorb in the rice flour .
Keep on stirring till you get a soft smooth dough .
Switch off the gas and let the dough cool down a bit .
Now greash your hands with ghee and make small pea shape balls of this dough .
Heat ghee in a pan and shallow fry these balls till golden and crisp .
Add the above coconut jaggery misture to these balls .
Carefully mix everything without breaking the balls .
Garnish with almond pistachio slivers and offer as a naivedyam to the God .
While eating always serve hot .