Pori urundai (puffed rice snack) made with sugar by caramelizing it. With just few easily available ingredients, this snack is perfect for kids snack as well as for us.I thought to try this few years back when I saw puffed rice balls here in Fairprice. I got and tasted to find it was not made with jaggery but sugar, but there was a caramel colour. So I got an idea to make it with sugar. Last year itself wanted to try and post but did not try. This year I got puffed rice during Saraswathi pooja, but since I went on holiday during that time, puffed rice was as such there. I made kara pori with some and me and Aj had as such some. Then my first try before pottukadalai urundai was makign puffed rice balls with sugar. I tried 3 times in total and all the three times ended up in sugar crystalizing regardless the sugar syrup consistency. We finished the sweet puffed rice as snack.
But I never wanted to give up. I was wondering if a simple sugar syrup is made as sugar candy (by candy pulling) why my puffed rice balls with sugar was not possible. I started watching candy pulling videos to get tips to prevent crystallization and understood. So here’s how to make puffed rice snack balls, pori urundai with sugar.
Check out my Karthigai deepam recipes
Though we make nel pori or aval pori for karthigai deepam, you can make this fancy snack for the kids.