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Narkel Naru

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Narkel Naru or Sweet Coconut Balls is another popular dessert served during the Dussera or Bengali New Year celebration. In fact, this homemade dessert preparation is a common item served in every puja as a food offering to the deity. It is very easy to prepare and turns out really delicious.
Ingredients
  Shredded coconut 2 Cup (32 tbs), finely shredded
  Jaggery 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Cardamom powder 1⁄2 Teaspoon
Directions

MAKING
1) In a skillet, add coconut and jiggery.
2) Place over medium heat and cook by continuous stirring for 10 minutes or until the mixture turns sticky.
3) Remove from heat and sprinkle the cardamom powder.
4) Allow the mixture to cool slightly.
5) Shape up 1-2 inches balls from the warm mixture.
6) Place them separated on a plate.
7) Cover with a clean cloth and allow to cool down completely. The balls will get firm, at room temperature.
8) Store in an airtight container.

SERVING
9) Serve as a light snack with any salty snacking item.

Image Credit: senskitchen.com

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Bengali
Course: 
Dessert
Taste: 
Sweet
Occasion: 
Durga Puja
Restriction: 
Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Coconut
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
20 Minutes
Ready In: 
30 Minutes
Servings: 
4
Story
Being a festival food, Narkel Naru brings all childhood memories to my mind. When I was young kid, my mom used to prepare the coconut mixture and I used to shape up the balls. This was a regular duty for me, during the Durga Puja. Narkel Naru and Nimki – even today, this combo is served to the guests to celebrate the Bijoya Dashami day, the last day of Durga Puja.

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Anonymous's picture
Thank you. God bless you. I've been looking for this. I ate it once when I was 6 years old. Yes!!!