Jaggary Rice Dumpling / Bellam Ponganalu

>>  Thursday, October 25, 2012

We are starting the final week of BM 21, I decided to some Navratri special dishes. Though Navratri is celebrated grandly at home, it's only the two days that are observed with much celebrations in terms of food. Amma celebrates Ayuda Pooja and Vijayadasami, Hubby dear and I decided to celebrate all nine days. So for the past three years, we have special pooja all nine days with neivedyam as per the day.

I normally plan ahead on what new dish to be prepared and make them in the morning. This time round, due to unexpected turn of events, it was always a rushed one. Anyway this simple and easy sweet dish is what we made for one of the days. Best part was that Konda liked it. Since it has jaggary, it's quite healthy as well. Since we offer Idlis for prasadam on certain festivals, it's also a custom to offer sweet version of it.

With heavy rains blessing us since last week, it's been a long holiday for the kids. So much so that they refused to go to school. And it's another tough task to decide what to send them. So times like that, snacks like this comes very handy.
Jaggary Rice Dumpling / Bellam Ponganalu

Ingredients Needed:

Idli batter - 1 cup
Jaggary - 1 cup
Cardamon powder a pinch

How to make ponganalu

Make the idli batter as you normally make. Keep it ready.

Melt the jaggary and remove the dirt if any.

In a bowl, take in the idli batter and mix in the melted jaggary. add the cardamon powder and combine everything together.

Heat the panniyam pan, grease with oil. Pour a spoonful of the batter and sprinkle with oil. Cover with lid and simmer for 5 mins. Turn to the other side and cook till golden in colour.

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Rajani S October 25, 2012 at 2:16 PM  

Another new recipe for me to note down :). Btw, typo in the first para. Nice days instead of nine days.

thoushaltcook October 25, 2012 at 2:30 PM  

They are really nice and fluffy. although I have never tasted them, they are worth a try sometime

PJ October 25, 2012 at 3:28 PM  

New dish for me to prepare with let over idli batter :)

Priya October 25, 2012 at 3:42 PM  

They looks super soft and fluffy, quite a new sweet version for me,guess that the idly batter should be thick na?.

divya October 25, 2012 at 7:16 PM  

Yummy! Looks so good....

The Pumpkin Farm October 25, 2012 at 7:46 PM  

wow indeed seems like a handy recipe and easy subtitute for the regular sweet rained here as well for one day but rain gods picked the last day when we had planned a garba session....btw glad to see you back and active

Gayathri Kumar October 25, 2012 at 9:54 PM  

Never tried making sweet paniyaram using idli batter. After seeing your version I am tempted to try...

Chef Mireille October 25, 2012 at 10:47 PM  

so soft....flavor must be so delicious

Prabha Mani October 26, 2012 at 4:52 AM  

Such a great recipe with idli batter..!
Can i use one week old batter for this recipe..if that will works?

Jayanthi October 26, 2012 at 11:37 AM  

A completely new recipe to me and these cute balls look so delicious.

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