Manoharam is a sweet mainly made in Palakkad. Just like its name, it tastes really good. Also, the sweet can be stored for few days and will not go bad.
1/2 cup moong dal
1/4 cup raw rice
1/2 cup sliced coconut
1/2 cup jaggery
1/4 cup water
1/2tsp cardamom powder
1/2tsp dried ginger powder
1/4 cup sugar
Wash the lentils and rice well and soak them in water for 3 hours
Grind it into a smooth paste without adding water. Add a little water if required
Now heat the oil in a kadai and pour the batter into the oil through a perforated spoon
Fry on low heat till golden brown. Remove from the heat and fry till all the batter is done
Fry the coconut in the same oil until light brown
In another pan, add jaggery powder, cardamom powder, dried ginger powder and water and bring to a boil. If there is dirt in the jaggery, it should be filtered.
When it becomes a one thread consistency, add the roasted bundi and coconut and mix well.
Turn off the heat and remove from the heat and stir well. After 10 minutes, sprinkle a little sugar and mix again
Delicious manoharam is ready
When cooled, it can be stored in an airtight container and stored for up to a month.