Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Yummy Munchies with Jaggery

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Coconuts are available abundantly in India,where the climate favors the growth of these fruit.Tall coconut trees can be found in backyards and frontyards of many households.
Both my maternal and paternal grandparents had many of these trees around their homes.As soon as I reached my maternal grandparents house my first stop would be to their backyard,first stop at the guava trees and then the gooseberry trees,I would then checkout their abundant collection of jasmine flower plants and another flower called December because they would bloom only during the winter months- for flowers and buds-happily munching on those delicious guavas and gooseberries.They also had Drumstick and Plantain trees.My last stop would be at the small but beautiful vegetable garden, simply loved those peppers,eggplants,okras and greens before settling down below the gigantic tamarind tree,which was my favorite spot to hang around.

My paternal grandparents,where do I start,they lived in a farmhouse,we had to walk through sugarcanes and paddy fields to reach the house.I would happily pluck out those raw groundnuts from the plant on the way and munch on them.They had huge coconut trees too.We would have sweet delicious coconut water and tender coconuts throughout our stay with our grandparents.As a child it was so fascinating to watch someone climb on those tall coconut trees so fast.Their farm house was in a very serene setting surrounded with paddy fields,fresh vegetables,mango and jackfruit trees,livestock running here and there with mountains in the far background.Groundnuts or peanuts were abundantly harvested there.They were popular tea time,talk time and any time snack.We loved eating them raw,boiled or roasted.My grandparents are no more but they left some memories to be cherished.We always had coconuts and peanuts in the pantry.As a child I have very fond memories of me munching on these yummies as dessert after dinner with my family.The following are my three most popular munchies with jaggery,my most favorite being the coconut followed by unsalted roasted peanuts and then the roasted chickpea gram.Hope you like munching on them too!!

In the picture
Jaggery -
Coconut Slices -After slicing the coconuts peel the brown under of the coconuts-they are not too good for the digestive tract.It should all be white.
Roasted Unsalted Peanuts
Roasted Gram

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Srimathi said...

Very informative post and an interesting photo. Well done.

Reshmi Mahesh said...

Nice walk down the memory lane...:)..Nice sweet treat too..AS kids we used to eat thenga poolu(coconut pieces)and jaggery...They make a wonderful pair...

Sobha Shyam said...

sure yummy munchies, i like coconut-jaggery..haven't tried other two combos :)

Sayantani said...

those were the things we grown up with. love the coconutty one.

Suchi said...

yes, even i am fond of these munchies :)

Suja Manoj said...

Beautiful clicks..

Priya said...

Makes me nostalgic,love coconut and jaggery together..Lovely clicks Pushpa.

Only Fish Recipes said...

wow..these munchies surely look delicious...great clicks dear !

Simona said...

Very nice composition: I'd like to taste roasted gram. Thank you for contributing to BWW!

Hema said...

Beautiful pictures, and my favorite wud also be jaggery and coconut..

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