“The virtues of donations are great, because it helps the needy and at the same time it gives an opportunity to the donor to give the surplus to the people in need ” - Sama Veda
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
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.