Ingredients for Okkarai:

1. Bengal gram – ½ kg

2. Jaggery – ½ kg

3. Ghee – As needed

4. Cardamom powdered – 4

How to prepare Okkarai?

1. Melt jaggery adding water and strain it to remove dust.

2. Slightly heat Bengal gram and put it in boiling water.

3. After half an hour, strain the water.

4. Blend it well in a mixer. Never make a fine paste.

5. Place it in flame, and add jaggery. Keep stirring.

6. Add ghee and cardamom and keep cooking till it turns almost dry.

7. When it turns small balls like, put the flame off.

8. Serve hot.

Courtesy: Vanitha Magazine May 1-14, 2006

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