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Thursday, April 28, 2011

Murir Moa / Puffed Rice Balls

                                                                                 

Today I am posting a very easy sweet preparation called Murir Moa ( Puffed Rice Balls). This is a traditional Bengali snack/sweet item which requires only two ingredients ( I kid you not!). I clearly remember during my childhood period we sisters used to count out day to visit out grandmother's home, where she used to store this wonderful item in huge steel containers. We used to finish dozens of moas during our stay and she was always ready to prepare more for us. Also, this snack ensures that your hunger is satisfied and also the taste is excellent. Children love this item and I can tell on behalf of my son that he craves for it. So here goes.... 


Ingredients:
400 gm Dheli gur (semi solid jaggery)
250 gm Muri / Puffed rice


Method:
In a thick heavy bottomed pan add semi solid jaggery and heat it on low flame. Stir continuously until it reaches boiling point on lower flame. Add a handful of puffed rice at a time so that it is  evenly coated with jaggery. Remove the mixture  from fire. Place a tbsp of mixture on your oil smeared palm and roll into desired size. Prepare the rest in the same process. Cool and store in air tight container for consumption within 2-3 weeks.


User Comment & Tips:

  • While heating jaggery do keep this in mind that by overcooking jaggery you won't be able to bind the puffed balls later. So do test to find if the mixture is sticky enough to roll into a ladoo or balls

This Murir Moa goes to Flavours of Bengal guest hosted by Priya and started by Nayna of Simply.food
   
Shobha of Food Mazaa has passed a beautiful award to me. Thanks dear..
   
Another friend Akila of Learning to Cook has passed this card as participation award. It was my pleasure to participate in your event dear. Thanks...
                                                                                                                                                              

47 comments:

  1. can I come to your home for tasting jaggery balls Deepa..lovely presentation..:)
    Tasty Appetite

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  2. This is my daughters fav..make it often..sometimes I add roasted coconut pieces too..tastes so good. YUM !!!

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  3. @ Jay: Sure dear just drop in anytime ;-)

    @Raji: Adding roasted pieces of coconut is a nice idea dear. additional flavour...In fact my aunt used to add roasted peanuts also.

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  4. i love this... my all time fav:)

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  5. kids special but i also like it veru much looks so perfect.
    congrats

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  6. Wow... i love this, looks very tempting. Congrats on your awards.

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  7. Luv it . Very tempting and has come out perfect. Congrats on ur awards

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  8. looks lovely! and its so easy to make!

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  9. Hi Deepa,
    ur recipe brought my childhood memories back...in my home my gandma always made this with both roasted coconuts and peanuts...The taste was awesome...in Orissa we called it Mudhi Muan...thanx for sharing such a nice recipe..:)
    http://mugdha-cookingfundas.blogspot.com/

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  10. wow easy ...i have the ingredients with me....will try it today.........

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  11. Nice childhood recall...kudos to your grandma. I bet this moas tasted great. My Dad loves this snack so much, but we always store bought them.

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  12. My favorite..love these balls,yummy

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  13. Wow,delicious sweet balls yummy...Childhood memories are always so sweet.Congrats on your awards.

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  14. we make this during a festival which comes after diwali.
    Very nicely made and cutely presented.
    We add a pinch of dry ginger powder and roasted coconut pieces to this

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  15. Delicious puffed rice balls.

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  16. I love them...one of my fav child hood snack and even now I love it..

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  17. Love these. If you find some portion of the photograph missing its because I have been busily working my way through the screen!

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  18. I love anything with muri, be it jhalmuri or this or sometimes you know, we will just mix some ghee and cheeni in muri and enjoy that as a snack or breakfast. What great childhood memories :)

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  19. My MIL makes this often and we just love these crunchy sweet balls.. Looks so nice...

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  20. Delicious puffed rice balls Deepa, we make it during a festival.

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  21. My goodness, these look absolutely tempting..great recipe..Love it!

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  22. Cute . Just two ingredients ,i'm bookmarkings this.

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  23. My favorite since my childhood...looks perfect..

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  24. I love them. If you were staying somewhere close, I would have come to grab some of these :-)

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  25. Lovely balls.. looks perfect dear.. thanks for the awesome recipe :)

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  26. my son loves puffed rice.. this is a great recipe.. love it
    ammaandbaby.blogspot.com/

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  27. This look so simple and yummy.Will I get the same result if I use normal jaggery.

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  28. My dad's most fav thing in the world- he just LOVES it! Looks perfect Deepa.
    US Masala

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  29. oh these look way too fun to eat- I love it!

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  30. healthy sweet snack...done well...

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  31. Thank you dear,I will try with jaggery as you suggested and will let you know how it turned out.

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  32. Lovely n perfect balls! My H's Fav snack. He keep on munching them:)

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  33. Oh my..murir moa, pass me some, looks perfect and nice presentation, paak daoa tai difficult, anek din khayni
    and aamer dal just reminds me its teh right season to have some
    btw whr in BLR?

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  34. Healthy snack...Looks very tempting.

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  35. Love this puffed rice balls very much,feel like gobbing some..

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  36. These have come out perfect Deepa..I used to love these for brunch or any time im hungry but its been a while since i had them..Would love to try some of these!!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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  37. I love those pori urundais - mom made us roll these on Karthikai Day

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  38. Wowwww... very delicious and tempting laddoos.. looks absolutely amazing deepa.. inviting clicks.. thanks for sharing !!

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  39. I just love this and any Indian food. We lived in New Delhi for 5 years. In Sicily now we can find Indian spices but only in Palermo or Catania. I'm following you from Trapani, Sicily.

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  40. One of my favs! Can I have some Deeps? ;)

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  41. this is a really nostalgic snack from my child hood days..........nd really sad my sonny have never had this.......will make this for him......thankx for the recipe..........

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  42. Your Indian treat reminds me of the American version called Rice Krispy treats. Awesome.

    Velva

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  43. crispy n cute n delicious balls..

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