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Karthigai Pori

Karthigai Pori

It is not ordinary Pori. It is made from Aval or Poha by dry frying it and available during Karthigai in grocery stores in India.

Karthigai Pori

Recipe by S Kamala
Recipe rating: 4.0 from 2 votes
Course: SweetsCuisine: IndianDifficulty: Medium


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A traditional Tamil sweet made during the Karthigai festival


  • Aval Pori (Flattened rice flakes) – 8 cups

  • Jaggery powdered – 2 cups

  • Pottu kadalai – 1 cup

  • Coconut (cut into small pieces) – 1 cup

  • Cardamom Powder – 1 teaspoon

  • Dry ginger powder (Sukku podi) – 1/2 teaspoon


  • Sieve the Pori using a sieve with slightly big hole (Rawa Salladai) so that the dust and other particles get removed from the Pori. Put the cleaned Pori in a large bowl, add pottukadalai and mix well.
  • Dry roast the coconut pieces till it become slightly brown and the moisture is fully evaporated.
  • In a kadai put the jaggery and add 1/2 cup water and make a thick syrup. (If you pour little syrup in a bowl of water, it should form a ball shape when you roll it with your fingers. That is the right consistency). Add cardamom powder, dry ginger powder and fried coconut pieces and stir well.
  • Remove from stove and add the Pori and mix it thoroughly using a big flat spoon.
  • When it is warm enough to hold by hand, take the mixture and make orange size balls dusting your hands with rice flour or with little ghee.
  • Tips:
  • If you cannot make balls, do not worry. You can leave it loose and actually this loose Pori is only called Karthigai Pori.


  • You can make the above using Nel Pori (Paddy flakes) which is also available in shops during Karthigai.
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