First clean the nel pori well to take out the skin, there will be lots of nel, so pick throw away those. Measure the pori, roast slightly to heat it up and keep aside ready.
Fry koppara coconut bits (dry coconut) in ghee and keep aside. Roast sesame seeds too and keep aside. Powder cardamom, jaggery.
Heat 1/4 cup water with the powdered jaggery. Continue heating until the jaggery dissolves.
Powder jaggery well to make this easy. Filter it to remove any impurities.
Add elachi powder, sukku powder, coconut bits, sesame seeds at this stage if adding. I dint add anything as Vj doesn’t like anything in this.
Continue heating until you reach soft ball consistency. Do not keep stirring too much. Just keep checking the padham. That is if you pour little syrup in water and gather with hands, you should be able to form a non sticky soft ball (uruttu padham). Switch off the flame.
Add the puffed rice little by little as you keep stirring well. I added as such together, but its always better to add little by little with stirring and stop when you cant see any syrup at the bottom of the pan. Act quickly.
Grease hands well with ghee or sesame oil. Make balls out of this, press strongly so that it holds its shape.