Most times goodness comes in small measures. Take these peanut jaggary balls for instance, there is none that can resist yet they are not easy to make. Amma had made these a while ago, in fact it has been two months now when making Manoharam
, she said we can make these also as it's one of my favorite. The fact that we were more interested in Manoharam and clicking more pictures we forgot the proportion on what went into these jaggary balls.
So I asked Amma to give me the exact measurement as it is very important to get the right consistency of the jaggary threads. Else you will end up having a brittle balls, that will fall apart right away.
Peanut Chikkis in flat bars are very famous in our parts. We never fail to pick up a handful during shopping. The problem with me is, I never know what these are called locally. Most times I refer these in Telugu and never bother finding out what it is called in Tamil.
Anyway the simple fact is it rules! As peanut and fried gram have gone into these, they make a great powerhouse of energy for kids. You can pack these for their snacks and you can snack on them too for a change. The last batch that was made, was mostly consumed by yours truly. Felt I had to make for the kids again. Chinnu loves groundnut, so getting him eat it with Jaggary is an added advantage.
I was supposed to post this for the Finger Food, then felt it asked for a different type of finger food, not a sweet included. Well I will be doing the round up in couple of days time.
Peanut and Fried Gram - 3 cups
Jaggary - 1 cup
Ghee - 2 tsp
Method to prepare:
Take roasted ground nuts and fried grams together.Keep it aside.
Boil the jaggary in a thick bottom pan and remove the scum if any. Then add the ghee, continue boiling till you get a thread consistency that makes a ball of the jaggary. Be careful when you check this consistency.This ball thickness is normally done by dropping a tiny drop in water and rolling it into a ball. When you get a perfect ball it means it is done.
Add the nuts into the pan and mix well. You can allow it to get cool a bit before attempting to make the balls. If required dip your hands in water lightly and make balls.
Place them on a plate for it to cool further before storing these in an air tight container.
Labels: Andhra Dishes, Andhra Sweets, Indian Sweets, Kid Friendly Recipes, Traditional Indian Sweets