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:

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

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  2. 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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  3. manoharam luks so tempting priya,really amazing.

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  4. 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.

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

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  6. Manoharam looks really 'manoharam'(beautiful);)

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

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

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

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  10. Very authentic dish that looks perfectly done by you.

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

    Nandini's Food Page

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

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

    US Masala

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

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

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  16. 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!

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

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

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  19. gr8 click ...mouth watering too..

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

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  21. Manoharam looks fabulous, yummy and tempting.

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

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  23. 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 :)

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  24. Looks fabulous and just perfect !

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  25. As the name says it looks beautiful !

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

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  27. ils ont l'air délicieux et croustillants
    bonne soirée

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  28. looks yummy Priya!! they r surely addictive!!!
    Check mine out @ Smitha's Spicy Flavors

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

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  30. oh wow this looks amazing, nice recipe!!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  38. Looks great Priya..thanks for joining..

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  39. Hi Priya,

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

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  40. this is my fav..u made it to perfect

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