Puffed Rice Balls
Recipe type: Snack
Cuisine: Indian
Serves: 8-9 balls
These Puffed Rice balls are a good snack for kids to munch on in between meals as it provides instant energy for active kids.
  • Puffed Rice – 2 cups
  • Jaggery – ½ cup
  • Water – ⅛ cup
  • Cardamom powder – ⅛ tsp
  • Dry Ginger Powder- ⅛ tsp
  1. Place jaggery in a pan with water till it is immersed. Heat the jaggery and turn off the flame once the jaggery melts completely.
  2. Strain the jaggery water using a strainer to remove impurities. Then start heating the strained jaggery water on a low flame.
  3. In the mean time, take a bowl with water and keep it ready. When the jaggery water becomes thick, take a little bit of syrup in a spoon and add it to the bowl of water. Gather the syrup to make a firm ball with your fingers. If you are able to form a nice ball, that is the correct stage. Switch off the flame and remove the jaggery syrup from heat. Please remember that the consistency of jaggery is very important for making perfect puffed rice balls.
  4. Immediately add the jaggery syrup to the puffed rice. Add cardamom and dry ginger powder at this stage. Mix everything together with a spoon. Word of caution here, Jaggery syrup will be hot it may burn the skin if touched directly.
  5. Make balls with the remaining mix and store the puffed rice balls in an airtight container.
Recipe by My Little Moppet at https://www.mylittlemoppet.com/puffed-rice-balls/