Jaggary Rice Dumpling / Bellam Ponganalu

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
Oil

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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