Poka Mithoi (Rice Flour Laddoos)

Ingredients

  • 2 cups rice
  • 3/4 – 1 cup jaggery
  • 1 tsp black peppercorns
  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1/2 tsp carom seeds

Method –

  1. Wash and soak the rice for 2 hours
  2. Drain the water completely and spread it on a muslin cloth overnight
  3. Once it is completely dry, grind it finely in a mixer
  4. Dry roast the spices
  5. Grind the spices in a mortar and pestle and mix it with the rice flour
  6. In a pan, add the jaggery and a few spoonfuls of water
  7. Heat the pan and cook till no lumps are there taking care not to make it watery
  8. Add the liquid jaggery in batches to the rice flour and make it into a dough
  9. Apply oil to the palms, pinch out little bits of dough and form into round balls