Poornam Boorelu Recipe

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Poornam Boorelu
  • Chef: Ashna Khanna
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  • Difficulty Level: Easy

Poornam Boorelu is a traditional Andhra sweet. Dumplings made with black gram, jaggery, butter and coconut are fried in butter.

Ingredients of Poornam Boorelu

  • 1/4 kg bengal gram
  • 1/4 kg grated jaggery or sugar
  • 12 cardamom powdered
  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • 1 cup coconut cut into small pieces (optional)
  • 125 gm black gram
  • 1/4 kg rice flour

How to Make Poornam Boorelu

  • 1.1. Wash and soak black gram for 4 hours.
  • 2.2. Drain water and grind it to fine paste adding very little water.
  • 3.3. Add a pinch of salt and the rice flour and mix it well. Leave it covered for a minimum of three hours.
  • 4.4. Pressure cook Bengal gram with just enough water.
  • 5.5. Add jaggery or sugar to it and cook it again stirring in between till it becomes a thick paste.
  • 6.6. Add the coconut pieces (fried in a Tbsp of melted butter), cardamom powder and the remaining melted butter and mix well.
  • 7.7. Make them into medium size balls.
  • 8.8. Heat oil, dip each sweet ball in the black gram-rice flour mix and fry till golden brown. Three to four ball can be fried at a time.
  • 9.9. Stored in a air tight container, they last for two to three days.
  • 10.10. Before eating, make a hole and fill it with two spoons of melted butter, provided your diet permits. Sometimes, while being fried, these poornam boorelu may break if the consistency of the black gram - rice flour mix is not soaked long enough.
  • 11.11. You have to be very careful on these two counts.
  • 12.12. To the remaining black gram - rice flour mix add salt and green chili paste. Make medium size balls and fry in oil.
  • 13.13. They make great savory and go well with the sweet.