Talk to any one from Tamil Nadu, India and they would know about Kamarkat. You would see their eyes light up and a smile cross their face. Yeah, it would have been the most desired treat in their childhood whether they lived in the city or rural areas. As they say simple things make everyone happy, kamarkat has the power to make most kids happy. It is dark brown hard ball with coconut mixed in it. Though hard to bite into it had an everlasting effect as they dissolved slowly in the mouth. It was the cheapest treat and heavily stocked in stores near schools and sometimes in the school canteens. Kamarkat was one of my favorite treats at school. For all those who enjoyed kamarkat and who still do I post this recipe for you. My entry for Chikki or Laddu event hosted by Mythreyee of Paajaka for this month.
Heavy bottom pan
Measuring cups and spoons.
Coconut - 1 cup ( freshly grated)
Sugar - 1 cup
Elachi - 2 pod
Oil - 1 tsp
1. Heat the sugar in the pan. Allow it melt and change into dark golden color (260 degrees F).
2. Add the coconut and cook it until it comes together.
3. Remove from flame and spoon the mix on to a tray coated with some oil. Shape them into balls.
4. When it drys up pop one into your mouth and experience true delight.