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Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Munthiri Kothu/Sweet Green Gram Balls - Christmas Snack

Mom used to make munthiri kothu,paniyaaram and achu muruku for Christmas.Munthiri kothu is my hubby’s favourite snack.  I got the recipe from my mom . The speciality of this sweet is crispy outer layer and soft and crunchy inside and when frying these balls, they stick together and they make a bunch and so is the name. (kothu – bunch)

  • Green gram – 1 cup
  • Grated coconut – ¼ cup
  • Grated Jaggery – 1 cup
  • Cardamom powder – a pinch
  • Raw rice – ¾ cup
  • Turmeric – a large pinch (for colouring)
  • Salt – a pinch
  • Oil – for deep frying


Soak raw rice in water for 2 hours.

Take a frying pan bring it to heat, add green gram and dry roast it until you get nice aroma. Remove from heat, transfer to plate, and let it cool.

Return the same pan to heat and dry roast the coconut until the colour changes. Once done remove from heat, transfer to a plate and keep aside.

Once green gram is cooled, dry grind it into a coarse powder and keep aside.

Boil ¾ cup of water and dissolve the jaggery and filter it. Bring back the filtered jaggery water to boil, add roasted coconut and coarsely ground green gram powder and stir continuously. Once the paste becomes thick remove from heat and let it cool slightly.

Meanwhile add soaked rice, salt, turmeric powder and little water in mixer and grind it to a fine paste. The batter should be thick enough and should not be watery.

Make small balls from green gram paste and keep aside.

Heat a frying pan on medium heat and add enough oil for deep frying. Once the oil is hot enough, dip the
green gram balls in the rice batter, and deep fry them.

Remove from the oil and drain on kitchen towel and store them in air tight containers.


sara's TASTY BUDS said...

first time on your space and happy to follow you. visit me in your spare time.

lovely munthirikothu.


PT said...

looks delicious.. lovely preparation..

Akila said...

Very yummy

Swathi Iyer said...

Munthrikothu is my favorite, looks delicious. Thanks for sharing with Favorite recipes event: Christmas Recipes

Julie said...

love these cuties,yummy!!!
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Arin Ponnesaraj said...

Look delicious

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