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Pori Urundai For karthigai deepam

Pori urundai is a sweet snack made with jaggery especially for Karthigai deepam festival. Easy snack idea too for your kids.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: Indian, South Indian
Servings: 14


  • 4 cups Puffed rice See notes
  • ½ cup Jaggery grate & measure
  • 1 Cardamom
  • ¼ cup Water
  • 1 tablespoon Ghee Divided


  • Get the ingredients needed ready firstly. Make sure to grate jaggery and then measure for perfect results.
  • In a pan, dry roast puffed rice just to warm it. Transfer to a plate.
  • Then take jaggery and water, heat until jaggery dissolves.
  • Once completely dissolved, filter it to remove any impurities.
  • Wash the vessel, again start boiling syrup.
  • Heat the syrup in medium flame till it reaches a consistency of rolling ball.
  • Keep water in a bowl and test the syrup by pouring a few drops in water. You should be able to gather the syrup.
  • Take with your fingers, form a ball, that hold its shape, this is uruttu padham.
  • Do keep the fire in medium, when the consistency is about to reach.
  • Make sure this consistency reaches, otherwise you may not be able to shape it into ball. It will bloom and fall apart.
  • When you reach the specified consistency, switch off stove. Add cardamom powder.
  • Add the puffed rice slowly (you can add 3 cups in one go) and mix it.
  • If you are adding fried coconut, pottukadalai and sukku, you can add it now.
  • If you feel there is more syrup you can add more puffed rice little by little. Do not add more as it will not hold shape if syrup is not sufficient.
  • Grease both your hands with ghee, and roll tightly into balls of your desired size.
  • Make sure to act quickly and not let the mixture cool for long time.
  • If it gets hardened towards end, you can always heat slightly and make balls again.


  • Firstly add 3 cups pori and then add more only if there is too much of syrup.
  • For half cup of jaggery I could make 14  balls, and the measurement of puffed rice is approximate and please add accordingly.
  • You can add roasted sesame seeds, fried gram dal(pottukadalai) , dry ginger too.
  • At the end it will harden. so keep again in stove for a fraction of minute to make it loose and roll again.