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 Meanwhile, to make the masala: In a small bowl, whisk together the coconut milk, red chile powder, jaggery, ginger, turmeric, cumin, and salt. Anita Jaisinghani, Robb Report, 29 Aug. 2022 Happily, Dhamaka’s customers are the beneficiaries of his extensive treks, including delicious peppers stuffed with chickpea masala, crushed peanuts and the sweetener jaggery, a recipe Pandya got from his mother-in-law and made his own. Tom Sietsema, Washington Post, 19 Aug. 2022 In India, the ripe fruit is commonly prepared as a preserve called chakka varatti, which is usually cooked in large vessels together with jaggery, ghee, and spices like cardamom and ginger. Bon Appétit, 8 Apr. 2022 This dessert porridge requires only milk, sugar, jaggery and rice, but Chef Kiran’s superlative cooking technique transforms these basic ingredients into something magical. Joanna O'leary, Chron, 21 July 2021 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 See More

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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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7 Sep 2022

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“Jaggery.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/jaggery. Accessed 29 Sep. 2022.

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