Balls made of rice flour, coconut and jaggery(sharkkara)
Prep Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Cuisine Kerala
Servings 6 people



  • Boil about 2 cups of water in a vessel along with the reqd salt.
  • Mix together the roasted rice flour and the boiled water.
  • Knead them well to form a dough.
  • Heat up a pan or a kadai.
  • Cook, till jaggery melts.
  • Allow it to cool.
  • Coat your hand with extra flour to prevent sticking.
  • Make 10 small balls off the above dough and flatten them.
  • Place a small quantity of the coconut mix in the middle of the flattened balls.
  • Seal the edges so as to form the shape of a ball.
  • Repeat the procedure for the remaining balls.
  • Steam these balls for 10 mins.
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Response (7)
  1. s
    shojan cm July 14, 2005

    i am malayali working in qatar as a chef,i like it i f u have more recipes like this please mail me
    thank u

  2. J
    Julia November 14, 2006

    I just needed a recipe for this thing for a UN Day celebration at school. You saved me… thank you much!

  3. B
    Binu.P.Raman November 16, 2006

    Came out perfect…Very good sambar!!!!!!

  4. S
    Sasi A Nair May 30, 2006

    Came out very well. Little more of coconut (50% more) & jaggery (25 % more) is suggested to give better taste for those who are not very conscious of cholestrol & diabetes.

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