Nel pori

Aval pori and Nel pori are the two main recipes that we make for Karthigai Deepam. Though I eat this every year, this is the first time I made on my own. And I found that this is one of the easiest recipes. Some make balls out of it.



Nel pori – 3 glasses

Jaggery – 1/2 glass

Finely chopped coconut pieces – 2 tbsp

Chukku powder(Dried ginger powder) – 1 tsp or Cardamom powder – 1 tsp

Ghee – 1 tbsp

Water – 1 glass

  • Dissolve the jaggery in water and strain it into another vessel.


  • Boil the jaggery with coconut pieces, dried ginger powder and ghee until you get a soft ball consistency.


  • When you drop a tsp of jaggery syrup in a cup of water, it should not dissolve. You should be able to make ball out of it.


  • It is the right stage to remove the jaggery out of the flame.


  • Now add the nel pori into the jaggery syrup and mix well.


2 responses to this post.

  1. […]        The idea of making puffed rice balls came from the aval pori and nel pori that we make for thirukarthigai. We buy muttai pori(puffed rice) regulary at home and kaara pori is […]



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