Try out healthy Ayurvedic Njavara rice ball recipe this Karkidakam


Don't let its looks deceive you. These lemon-sized rice balls are way healthier than the average ariyunda. It is tastier and helps in preventing the common cold, back pain, and gas trouble. It is the perfect accompaniment with a piping hot cup of chukku kappi.


Njavara rice
Kerala red rice
Horse gram
Cumin seeds
Garden cress
Dried ginger
Melted jaggery
Sesame seeds


Roast the njavara rice until it starts to break

Set it aside

Roast the red rice

When it starts to break, transfer it to the vessel in which njavara rice is kept

Spread them to make them cool down

Roast the horse gram

Add this to the rice

Grind them once they are cooled down

Heat a pan and add ginger, fenugreek, dill, cumin, ajwain, garden cress and cardamom

Now powder them

Mix this powder with the ground rice

Heat the melted jaggery

Add coconut and sesame seeds

When the mixture reaches a string consistency

Add the rice and spices mixture

Stir well

Roll the lightly hot mixture into lemon sized balls

Roll them in the rice powder mix

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