Wednesday, September 16, 2009


 Poornalu  is the most popular traditional sweet usually prepared during festivals like Sankranthi,vinayaka chavithi,varalakshmi vratham.When i first tried this recipe i thought like it's a challenge for me but it's not.It's the simplest sweet which can be prepared from the ingredients that we have at home.You can vary the stuffing inside the poornalu depending on ur taste.


For outer layer:

Rice -2 cups
Urad dal -1 cup
Salt - 1 pinch
Baking soda -1 pinch(optional)
Oil required for deep frying

 Soak the rice and dal together for 4-5 hours.Grind them using some water to fine paste as u do for dosa.Add pinch of salt and baking soda to it.

For stuffing:

Chana dal -1 cup                                     
Grated jaggery or sugar -11/2 cup                 
Elaichi powder -1 pinch
Grated coconut -1/2 cup


1.Soak the chana dal for half an hour and pressure cook untill 4-5 whistles.Allow it to cool till all the pressure goes off.
2.Mash the dal then add grated jaggery to it and cook on the stove untill all the water content evaporates from the mixture(it should be solid).Add elachi powder,grated coconut to this and allow it to cool.
3.Make small size balls(lemon) out of the stuffing,dip them in the batter then place them in the hot oil and deep fry till they turns into golden brown.You can drop 4 to 5 balls at a time in the oil(it depends on the size of ur pan).Please be careful while dropping poornalu in the hot oil.
  Now yummy yummy poornam boorelu is ready.Please post ur comments on this recipe


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