Kamarkattu - Coconut Jaggery Balls

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Total Time:
30-45 minutes
Serves: 4
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Difficulty: Hard

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  • 1/4 cup - coconut, grated
  • 3/4 cup - jaggery, ground
  • 2 tbsp - water
  • 1 tsp - cardamom powder
  • 1 tsp - clarified butter/ghee
  • 1 tbsp - rice flour (optional)

How to Make Kamarkattu - Coconut Jaggery Balls

  • Heat ghee in a wok and roast the grated coconut till slightly brown in color. Keep aside.
  • Heat jaggery in the same wok along with water. Melt the jaggery and strain to remove the impurities.
  • Again heat the jaggery syrup on low heat till it becomes frothy.
  • After few minutes, pour a drop of syrup in a plateful of water. You should be able to roll that drop. If it doesn't reach that consistency cook a few minutes more.
  • Now add the roasted coconut (keep low flame ) and mix well. At one stage, the mixture become thick and leaves the sides.
  • When the mixture is still warm, grease hands with oil and make tight balls. Roll in rice flour & set aside.
  • Follow the same procedure for all the balls.
  • Coat in rice flour if you have some. Enjoy with tea.
  • Recipe Courtesy: Cooking With Sapana