Manoharam is a sweet snack prepared in kerala during special festivities. This is my mom in laws recipe and always a big hit. This crispy crunchy snack will be loved by kids and elders too. I still remember my dad getting a big packet from “Rava Store” in palakkad (my native place). It used to taste awesome. I never thought it would be so easy to make these at home at almost half of the price. So I hope you would give it a try.
- 4 Cups rice flour
- 1/2 cup roasted urad dal powder
- 6 tbsps roasted fried gram dal powder
- Hot water as needed to make soft dough
- 1/4 cup butter
- 4 cups jaggery
- 2 cups sugar
- 1/2 tsp dry ginger powder
- Few peices of coconut and cashews
- 1 tsp ghee/clarified butter
- Oil for Deep frying
Make a soft dough by adding enough hot water to rice flour, roastedurad dal powder and roasted fried gram powder. After kneading add butter and knead again to form a soft dough.
Now heat oil and using a sev maker machine squeeze the dough in hot oil.
Fry till golden brown.
Now lightly crush them.
Fry coconut and cashews in ghee/clarified butter.
Now in a thick bottomed pan melt jaggery and powder sugar.
Cook this till it teacher soft ball consistancy.
Switches of the gas and add fried coconut, cashews and dry ginger powder.
Now add crushed fried sev.
Mix till it’s well coated.
Store in air tight container and serve as and when required.