Puffed rice balls is a healthy snack to keep at home for when the hunger pangs strike. There is hardly any fat in the candy and the jaggery substitute for sugar makes it healthy too.
2 cups Puffed Rice (laayi/murmura)
3/4 cup grated Jaggery (gur)
1 tsp Ghee (unsalted butter)
Put a skillet on the gas so it is quite hot. Add the puffed rice and keep folding continuously till they are crisp and slightly browned. Remove from skilled and keep aside.
Add the grated jaggery to the skilled and bring to a boil. Simmer till you achieve a two string consistency.
Remove from gas. Immediately add the prepared puffed rice and mix till it is completely coated with jaggery.
The mixture will cool fast as you mix. So shape 1 inch diameter balls with your hands. Let it cool and store in an air-tight box.