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Poornam Boorelu or Poornalu
1/4 kg bengalgram
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 blackgram
1/4 kg rice flour
Wash and soak blackgram four hours. Drain water and grind it to fine paste adding very little water. Add a pinch of salt and the rice flour and mix it well. Leave it covered for a minimum of three hours.
Pressure cook bengalgram with just enough water. Add jaggery or sugar to it and cook it again stirring in between till it becomes a thick paste. Add the coconut pieces (fried in a tbsp of melted butter), cardamom powder and the remaining melted butter and mix well. Make them into medium size balls.
Heat oil, dip each sweet ball in the blackgram-rice flour mix and fry till golden brown. Three to four ball can be fried at a time. Stored in a air tight container, they last for two to three days. 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 blackgram - rice flour mix is not soaked long enough. You have to be very careful on these two counts. To the remaining blackgram - rice flour mix add salt and green chili paste. Make medium size balls and fry in oil. They make great savory and go well with the sweet.