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Traditional Manoharam Recipe

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Prep: Cook: 1 hour

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30 nos

Manoharam is a traditional recipe In Every south Indian brahmin family, especially during weddings or family occasions.

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  • Rice Flour : 2 cups
  • Urad dal flour : 2 tbsps
  • Ghee : 2 tbsps,Salt: a pinch
  • Jaggery : 2 1/2 cups, Cardamom Powder -
  • Oil for deep frying


  1. In a wide bowl,mix rice flour,urad dal flour,ghee ,salt and mix throughly. Sprinkle some water and prepare a dough. Take small quantities of this dough and fill in a press ( Thenkuzhal achu).

  2. Heat oil in a pan,press the mould over hot oil and allow the thenkuzhal to fry till golden brown. Breakdown the full thenkuzhal into small pieces. Dissolve the jaggery in 1/2 cup water and filter it.

  3. gain heat up the jaggery water,Take a little water in a cup,add few drops of jaggery syrup,if it forms like a ball then remove from flame. Add cardamom powder and add the syrup to the broken murukku mix well.

  4. While still worm ,press firmly into lemon sized balls. YUMMY MAHOHARAM IS READY NOW...:)

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