Aval Pori and Nel Pori are the two traditional neivedhyam dishes prepared on the auspicious occasion of Thirukarthigai/Karthigaideepam. Puffed rice mixed with jaggery syrup along with cardamom and coconut pieces, is a wonderful sweet dish. Apart from Vella seedai, vellai appam, milagu adai, pori urundai is an important neivedhyam for Karthigai Deepam festival.
Pori Urundai Recipe | Aval Pori Urundai Recipe | Nel Pori Urundai Recipe
Pori Urundai Recipe | Aval Pori Urundai Recipe | Nel Pori Urundai Recipe

Many of you have a custom to make these pori urundai like a paruppu thengai too. We make paruppu thengai using Aval Pori. People from Tirunelveli district and also from Nagercoil has a custom, of not making balls out of this puffed rice, instead, we mix the pori and jaggery syrup and keep it as such for neivedhyam. 

Pori Urundai Recipe | Aval Pori Urundai Recipe | Nel Pori Urundai Recipe
Pori Urundai Recipe | Aval Pori Urundai Recipe | Nel Pori Urundai Recipe

Some of us have a tradition to make only  Pori urundai for Karthigai Deepam Neivedhyam, but Tirunelveli custom involves making Milagu Adai, Vellai Appam and Vella seedai also. The procedure given here is same for both Aval Pori and Nel Pori.  Happy Karthigai Deepam wishes for all of you!
Preparation and Yield:
Preparation time12 Hours
Cooking Time20 mins
Yield12 Pori Urundai
Pori Urundai Recipe | Aval Pori Urundai Recipe | Nel Pori Urundai Recipe
Pori Urundai Recipe | Aval Pori Urundai Recipe | Nel Pori Urundai Recipe


Ingredients:
Aval Pori / Nel Pori4 Cups*
Grated Jaggery1 Cup
Finely chopped coconut pieces2 Tablespoon
Cardamom powder1 Teaspoon

*1 Cup = 250ml


Pori Urundai Recipe | Aval Pori Urundai Recipe | Nel Pori Urundai Recipe
Pori Urundai Recipe | Aval Pori Urundai Recipe | Nel Pori Urundai Recipe

Method:
  1. Heat a pan and add the finely chopped coconut pieces. Dry fry them in low flame till they are dark brown. Dry fry them nicely so that they have no moisture. This will ensure the crispness in the pori urundai. So this is an important step. Do fry the the chopped coconut pieces nicely. You can see the pieces start bursting. Take these fried coconut pieces aside. In a pan add the grated jaggery.

  2. Add  1/2 cup of water and when it dissolves, strain the jaggery water to remove dirt and sand

  3. Again boil the jaggery water and keep stirring it until the jaggery comes to stone consistency. This means when we take a drop of jaggery juice and pour it in water, it should not dissolve rather we should be able to make a ball out of it. It should not be very hard as well. This is the right consistency. When you drop the stone ball of the jaggery syrup in a steel plate, you should hear the dropping noise. 

  4. When you take the jaggery syrup from the bowl, you should be able to roll into a ball and also when you drop it it should make a sound while hitting the ground / plate. This is the right consistency of jaggery syrup. Now remove the jaggery from flame and add Nel Pori / Aval Pori.

  5. Mix the Aval / Nel Pori with the jaggery syrup nicely and rRemove this pori mixture and pour it in a plate . 

  6. When you are able to handle the mixed pori mixture in your hand, start making balls out of it. If you feel too hot or sticky, then you can dust your pamls with some rice flour and make balls out of the pori mixture. We can also make paruppu thengai out of the pori mixture as shown in the below picture. 

  7. Repeat the same procedure for the other variety of Pori. 

  8. The delicious Aval & Nel Pori orundai is now ready for neivedhyam.
  9. Pori Urundai Recipe | Aval Pori Urundai Recipe | Nel Pori Urundai Recipe
    Pori Urundai Recipe | Aval Pori Urundai Recipe | Nel Pori Urundai Recipe

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  1. Dear subbu aunty

    tried ur aval pori recipe yesterday for karthigai. my debut attempt was awesome! It came out as perfect crispy pori urundais. Perfect measurements! superb!. Thanks much!

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  2. Dear Subbu mami
    Don't we need to add chukku (dry ginger)

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  3. Yes dear we add dry ginger

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  4. Dear Mami
    Do we have to microwave the pori before putting it into the jaggery syrup.Sometimes i find the pori urundai isn't crisp.

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  5. Dear mami namaskaram!!!
    i want to know the receipe pori kilari vaikkum murai...we are doing poriurundai..can u send this receipe mami..thanks a lot..I am from sundarapandiapuram...tirunelveli district. next to tenkasi...

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  6. Dear mami,
    i want to know the receipe of pori kilarai vaikkum method.we are notdoing pori urundai..can u send this receipe mami.. thanks,,

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  7. Hi, we can use the same recipe above for pori kilari vaikum method. Just we can avoid doing balls. I also dont do urundai.

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  8. Mami can you tell me how to make aval flakes to aval pori at home?eppadi veetyil poripadu endru solla mudiyuma? Thanks in advance.

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  9. Dear mami,
    For pori urundai the pagu is same like adhirasa pagu or it is different??can un send me in detail.. thanks mami...

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