Easy and simple ariyunda recipe

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Though ariyunda (sweet balls made with rice flour) is a popular snack in Kerala, the ones made in Kannur are extra 'special' and large. It is a popular custom in Kannur to exchange sweets and snacks among families during various occasions. Ariyunda occupies a major place in those sweet boxes. These rice balls can be as huge as your palm, and it indeed is a talent to shape them into balls without breaking. In the days of yore, ariyunda was made by blending rice, jaggery, and scrapped coconut in an ural (stone blender). Many say that the stone ural added extra flavour to the ingredients. Since ural has become a rare object in today's households, here is a simple recipe to prepare sweet and delicious ariyunda by grinding the ingredients in an electric blender.

Ingredients

1 glass rice
100 gms jaggery
½ piece coconut (grated)
3-4 cardamoms

Preparation

Wash the rice properly and dry them
Roast them until golden brown
Grind the rice into fine powder while warm
Add cardamoms, grind well, and keep it aside
Grind the grated coconut
Mix the powdered rice, scraped jaggery, and ground coconut together using hands
Shape this mixture into balls according to preferred size

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