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.

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