Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Manoharam~~IC Challenge

I dont have any memories of eating this manoharam, a delicious sweet balls prepared with crispy and broken murukkus bits, eventhough this manoharam is quite famous in TamilNadu, anyhow this month's Indian Cooking Challenge was very much interesting for me to try out this sweet balls..This sweet balls turned out awesome and i prepared approximately 15 medium sized balls..I tried out the first version, which goes for crispy murukkus and the second one goes for boondhis, making murukkus sounds quite easy when compared to making manoharams with boondhis for me, so i went happily for the murukku version..Thanks a ton to Srivalli for choosing this authentic dish and i really enjoyed making and having them..

Manoharam

2cups Raw rice
1cup Yellow Moongdal
2tbsp Ghee
Salt
Oil
1cup Jaggery
1/4cup Water

Wash and soak the rice for 15mins, drain and spread over a clean towel to absorb the moisture, grind the rice to a very fine powder and grind the moongdal as fine powder too, sieve both flours separately..now take two cups of rice flour and a cup of moong dal flour, mix well with salt, add the ghee and knead as dough with enough water..Heat enough oil for deep frying, put the ball of dough inside the murukku press with three holes disc, squeeze out the murukkus in the oil and fry them until they turns crispy..break the crispy murukkus as small bits and keep aside

Remove the murukkus and drain the excess of oil with a paper towel..Now heat the jaggery in a pan with quarter cup of water, strain the dissolved jaggery syrup..Bring the jaggery syrup to boil to a thick syrup for making balls (check the syrup in coldwater and roll the syrup with your fingers to form a ball), put off the stove immediately..Add quickly the broken murukkus, stir until the syrup coats evenly the pieces..Grease ur palm lightly and roll the mixture into medium sized balls..

Enjoy this sweet balls anytime..

53 comments:

jais said... Reply To This Comment

wow looks so yummy dear

An Open Book said... Reply To This Comment

They look familiar but i cant rem eating them...






Dr.Sameena Prathap
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Hiiii Priyaaaa,

wow...a different kind of sweet...i have bought it only from a shaop and had..never tried at hme...hmmmm

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Premalatha Aravindhan said... Reply To This Comment

manoharam luks so tempting priya,really amazing.

G.Pavani said... Reply To This Comment

balls looks cute n crispy ...

Rekha shoban said... Reply To This Comment

its looks perfect and yummy!

Abhilash Pillai said... Reply To This Comment

I remember having this snack when I was in the school. An old grandpa used to sell it outside our school in transparent plastic packets.

They were tasty and we enjoyed them a lot. I will try manoharam and let you know the output.

MaryMoh said... Reply To This Comment

These cute sweet balls look very addictive. I like it. Thanks very much for sharing. MaryMoh at http://www.keeplearningkeepsmiling.com

Sreelekha Sumesh said... Reply To This Comment

Manoharam looks really 'manoharam'(beautiful);)

Cool Lassi(e) said... Reply To This Comment

I grew up in Tamilnadu but never heard of this sweet that looks like Pori Urundai. A very new tempting dish to me.

Mrs.Menagasathia said... Reply To This Comment

பார்க்கவே சாப்பிடனும் போல் இருக்கு..இதுவரை நானும் சாப்பிட்டதில்லை...

Uma said... Reply To This Comment

looks perfect.. puffed rice ladoos are also made in a similar way..

Kiran said... Reply To This Comment

Very authentic dish that looks perfectly done by you.

Nandini said... Reply To This Comment

I remember I used to munch on these balls as a kid. They are very cute and delish!

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Sayantani said... Reply To This Comment

never ate them but the way you described seems very tasty. looks lovely.

Smitha said... Reply To This Comment

they look lovely!!

aipi said... Reply To This Comment

These are my dad's fav..looks awesome !

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Kairali sisters said... Reply To This Comment

Hmmm even i cannot recall the last time i ate these sweet..Looks yummy Priya...

Paaka Shaale said... Reply To This Comment

I've never had this sweet Priya. Looks good.:)

Priya (elaichii) said... Reply To This Comment

This was my favorite snack! My Gma used to make them for karthigai!Every time I go to India I try to bring some home! Yu brought back those wonderful memories priya!

Thank you!

RAKS KITCHEN said... Reply To This Comment

Very tempting! Really cant control my mouth water! :)

Umm Mymoonah said... Reply To This Comment

I think I had this sometime, looks good like sweets peanut balls.

Harini said... Reply To This Comment

gr8 click ...mouth watering too..

Nithya said... Reply To This Comment

Looks fantastic :) I have had this version in my grandma's place long ago.. We used to make boondhi version at home :)

Babli said... Reply To This Comment

Manoharam looks fabulous, yummy and tempting.

Sushma Mallya said... Reply To This Comment

Interesting name,but have eaten this ladoo but didnt know how to do it...thanks for sharing priya,it looks very good...

Parita said... Reply To This Comment

Hey Priya...how r u doing, sorry i havent been around in blogosphere lately so may have missed some of your delicious delicacies, will now go and check them out :)

Usha said... Reply To This Comment

Looks fabulous and just perfect !

Satya said... Reply To This Comment

ladoos looks super delicious priya

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Gulmohar said... Reply To This Comment

As the name says it looks beautiful !

Suja Sugathan said... Reply To This Comment

Remember having this snack..crispy and yummy..beautiful

Torviewtoronto said... Reply To This Comment

yummy snack

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said... Reply To This Comment

Well done, came out beautifully !!!

Fimère said... Reply To This Comment

ils ont l'air délicieux et croustillants
bonne soirée

Santosh Bangar said... Reply To This Comment

crispy and sweet laddoo

Smitha said... Reply To This Comment

looks yummy Priya!! they r surely addictive!!!
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Srimathi said... Reply To This Comment

Looks good Priya. I would have loved to grab one from your plate. I love manoharam.

Madhavi said... Reply To This Comment

oh wow this looks amazing, nice recipe!!

Shabitha Karthikeyan said... Reply To This Comment

Just like Lassie I grew up in Tamilnadu but had never heard of this sweet. Looks good priya !!!

Krishnaveni said... Reply To This Comment

looks beautiful, my fav

sinfullyspicy said... Reply To This Comment

wow...these look so good...I have eaten the ones with jaggery and puffed rice...your recipe is really new...lovely!

Sangi said... Reply To This Comment

I have heard about this sweet.. but have never had them.. Ur tempting pics make me taste them now.. :)

Rachana said... Reply To This Comment

Looks beautiful and yumm!

Ananda Rajashekar said... Reply To This Comment

Though am from tamil nadu i have never tasted this sweet ball...they look tempting

KavyaNaimish said... Reply To This Comment

Perfect shape Priya....

suneetha said... Reply To This Comment

wow..i thought they were made with puffed rice...these are different one to me..looks good

♥LOVE2COOK♥ said... Reply To This Comment

Great treat for tea-time dear! I want ...I wanttttt!!! :D

veena krishnakumar said... Reply To This Comment

Priya, Manoharam looks so yummy:-)

sonu said... Reply To This Comment

never heard of this b4..but looks good and interesting..we make puffed ladoos(with churmure and jaggery) it looks like tht to me..

Srivalli said... Reply To This Comment

Looks great Priya..thanks for joining..

DRY GROUNDNUT CHUTNEY said... Reply To This Comment

Hi Priya,

I am prathiba from "The indian food court". Please pass on a couple of them to me i saY!!!!!

Priya said... Reply To This Comment

this is my fav..u made it to perfect

Sadhana said... Reply To This Comment

Looks super good dear!