jag·​gery | \ ˈja-gə-rē How to pronounce jaggery (audio) \

Definition of jaggery

: an unrefined brown sugar made from palm sap

Examples of jaggery in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But dark brown sugar will also work, especially muscovado or jaggery, which have more oomph than the regular stuff. Melissa Clark, New York Times, 26 Oct. 2020 Kaya ada, or parcels of ground rice, Mysore banana, and jaggery steamed in banana leaves, reminds her of her grandmother preparing this dish in secrecy. Sona Bahadur, Quartz India, 17 Sep. 2020 In the eastern states of Assam and Odisha, thick poha is served with yogurt or milk and sweetened with jaggery, sugar, or banana. Annada Rathi, Bon Appétit, 2 Sep. 2020 Once rice has reached a boil, turn down to a simmer and add jaggery sugar to taste. National Geographic, 21 May 2020 Region: Gujarat Type of Lentil: Toor Add-Ons: Roti (split into pieces and submerged directly into the stew), turmeric, chilies, coriander, peanuts, jaggery (Indian raw sugar) Accompaniments: None—this is a strictly one-pot meal. Saveur, 27 Oct. 2016 In Gujarat, kadhi can be lightly sweetened with a little jaggery, and the Sindhi version has vegetables, usually okra. Priya Krishna, Bon Appétit, 24 Feb. 2020 Add the jaggery, ghee, cardamom and salt and process for 2 to 3 minutes, scraping down the sides every so often. Dallas News, 12 Aug. 2019 With a caramel jaggery flavor, Yoga Pops will satisfy a sweet tooth. Maura Judkis, Washington Post, 26 June 2019

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First Known Use of jaggery

1631, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for jaggery

Portuguese jágara, probably from Malayalam chakkara sugar

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“Jaggery.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/jaggery. Accessed 30 Jul. 2021.

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