½ cup green gram
1/3 cup jaggery
1/3 cup water
½ grated coconut
1 tsp cardamom powder
For outer coating
3 tbsp corn flour
2 tbsp rice flour
¼ tsp turmeric powder
Step 1 – Heat a pan and dry roast the green gram on medium flame until golden brown. Let it cool and grind it into a coarse powder and set it aside.
Step 2 – Dry roast the grated coconut and set it aside.
Step 3 – Heat a pan and add jaggery and water. Stir well until the jaggery dissolves and add cardamom powder. When the jaggery syrup boils, add the green gram powder and roasted coconut. Stir well until the mix is combined. Switch off the flame. Once the mixture is warm enough to touch, make small balls out of the mixture and set aside.
Step 4 – For the outer layer, take all the ingredients under ‘outer coating’ and mix well into a loose batter.
Step 5 – Heat a pan and dip the balls into the batter. Immerse the balls well into the batter so that they are well coated. Drop the balls into the oil and fry on medium flame until it turns golden in colour. Hot yummy Munthiri Kothu is ready to serve!
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