25 Jul 2008
I do not like sweets especially chocolates. Jaggery contained desserts or candies were the only sweet that makes me satisfied. Recently I read in newspaper that chocolates contain a product derived from p*g bristles and human hairs , which is used to give glazing for the chocolates. Some says this product is used in our daily bread and other baking products too. I don't know how much of this is true. You can find more information from net.
My kids are addicted to chocolates, so I am always looking for some way to stop them eating it. This one I prepared for them using a recipe from vanitha. This cannot be an alternative to chocolates , but I gave it when kids craved for some sweet... :)
Ingredients used and how I prepared
This recipe needs mainly two ingredients, i.e. roasted rice powder and jaggery.For making rice powder first dry roast parboiled rice (puzhungalari) until it turns little brown and powder them when it cools. Make fine powder (or sieve the powder to get fine powder). For this see the rice balls recipe.
We need 1 1/2 cups of this powder.
Melt 2 1/2 big blocks of jaggery (ie, about 250 gm) in little water. ( abt 1/4 cup).
If the melted jaggery contains impurities remove them by straining it. Heat it again, allow to boil and when the jaggery turns thick and sticky (nool paruvam) add the roasted rice powder.Mix well. Now the mixture turns thick and removing from the pan, pour it on a greased plate. Flatten it using a roller, allow to cool. Then cut into pieces.Garnish with cashew nuts or other roasted nuts.