How to break jaggery in minutes is the question that comes to my mind when i want to make a sweet with jaggery.Season of festival has began and some of you like me might have a hard time in breaking the jaggery into pieces.Here is a quick tip on crushing jaggery into pieces less than 30 secs in microwave method and also i tried in instant pot method.Now first let us how to break jaggery in minutes using microwave method.
what is jaggery ? (Source : Wikipedia)
Jaggery is a traditional non-centrifugal cane sugar consumed in some countries in Asia and the Americas. It is a concentrated product of cane juice and often date or palm sap (see: palm sugar) without separation of the molasses and crystals, and can vary from golden brown to dark brown in colour. It contains up to 50% sucrose, up to 20% invert sugars, and up to 20% moisture, with the remainder made up of other insoluble matter, such as wood ash, proteins, and bagasse fibres. Ancient scriptures on Ayurveda mention various medicinal uses based on method of preparation and age.
Jaggery is often used as a replacement for sugar. Unlike sugar, jaggery is produced using traditional methods of distillation, and contains trace amounts of micronutrients such as iron, potassium, magnesium, and B-vitamins. Jaggery is also consumed for its supposed digestive and other benefits, although research is yet to bear those out.
Place the jaggery in a bowl and microwave it for 10 seconds in medium power .
Take it out and press it with your fingers ,it just crumbles into pieces.
For any dessert you make with instant pot .Place the jaggery in a bowl with 1/4cup of water atleast and 1 cup water in the inner pot .Do pressure cook 1 minute and QR.Your jaggery syrup is ready.
Here is a chana dal kheer recipe i tried using jaggery PIP method.It came out yummy
Microwave power settings varies from one another.So start with 5 secs and keep checking until its done else it will start melting inside.