Munthiri Kothu is the authentic and traditional sweet made in Kanyakumari and Tirunelveli districts of Tamilnadu for all the festive occasions. Since it is made of green gram it is very healthy too. The awesome flavour of roasted Green gram and coconut makes Munthiri Kothu a divine sweet...
- Pre time: 20 mins
- Cooking time: 20 mins
- Serves: 4
Ingredients for making Munthiri Kothu (greengram Jagerry Balls):
- Green Gram (Payaru) 2 cups
- Powdered jagerry 1 and 1/2 cups
- Fresh shredded coconut 1 cup
- Green Cardamom powder 1/2 tea spoon
- Oil for deep frying
- Rice flour 3 tb spoons
- Maida/All purpose flour 2 tb spoons
- Corn flour 1 tb spoon
- Salt 1/4 tea spoon
- Turmeric powder 1/4 tea spoon
How to make Munthiri Kothu (greengram Jagerry Balls)?
Heat a pan and dry roast the green gram to golden brown in medium flame and transfer it to a bowl.
Then dry roast the coconut also to golden colour and keep separately.
Once the roasted gram gets cooled down powder it in a blender to powder.
Add the roasted coconut and cardamom powder to the powdered gram and mix them well.
Keep them on a broad bowl.
Heat the jagerry with a cup of water and once the jagerry dissolves filter it to remove the dirts if any.
Allow the filtered jagerry water to boil till it thickens like honey consistency and sticky.
But there is no need for any string consistency.
Now pour this syrup on the stuff in the bowl.
Mix all the three flours adding salt, turmeric powder and water to idli batter consistency.
Heat a pan with oil.
It can be kept even for a week.