Manoharam in Tamil means beautiful. Yes. This sweet is also beautiful. This is a lovely bakshanam in tamil marriages.
Thenkuzhal - 6 (approx. 3 cups)
Crushed jaggery - 1 1/2 cup
Cardamom powder - 1/2 tsp.
Rice flour - 2 tsp.
Crush thenkuzhal into small pieces.
Crush and powder the jaggery. Dissolve in half a cup of water, strain without any dirt or mud.
Heat jaggery and make soft ball syrup out of the jaggery. Drop a little of jaggery syrup in a cup of water, and using your hand try making a soft ball from it inside the water. This is the perfect consistency for the jaggery syrup.
Quickly add cardamom powder and crushed thenkuzhals. Mix well and transfer it to a plate. Pat your hands in rice flour and make balls out of it when hot and then tighten the balls.