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Karthigai Pori Recipe

Gayathri Kumar
Karthigai Pori Recipe made especially for periya karthigai in Tamilnadu, is made with a combination of spices, jaggery, puffed rice and nuts.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Cooling Time 30 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Sweets
Cuisine Indian, Tamil Nadu
Servings 4 Persons


  • 100 gm Nel Pori/ Aval Pori
  • 1 tbsp Ghee
  • 2 tbsp Cubed Coconut
  • 15 gm Fried gram/ Pori Kadalai
  • 35 gm Peanuts
  • ¼ tsp Ginger Powder
  • ¼ tsp Cardamom Powder
  • 75 gm Jaggery
  • 50 ml Water


  • In a large pan, heat ghee and add the coconut cubes.
  • Once they slightly change colour, add in fried gram and peanuts.
  • Keep stirring until they brown a little.
  • Add the pori and switch off flame.
  • Keep stirring to distribute heat.
  • Add ginger and cardamom powders and mix well.
  • In a saucepan, combine jaggery powder and water.
  • If using block of jaggery, you need to strain once the jaggery dissolves in water.
  • Let the syrup boil until it reaches soft ball consistency.
  • When you add a drop of the syrup to water, it shouldn’t dissolve immediately and you should be able to make a soft ball out of it.
  • Now immediately pour the syrup on the pori mixture and stir it to evenly coat all the pori with jaggery.
  • Keep stirring now and then until the mix cools down. It might clump up a bit, but you need to break them while stirring.
  • Once cool, store the pori in an airtight jar.
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