jaggery

noun

jag·​gery ˈja-gə-rē How to pronounce jaggery (audio)
: an unrefined brown sugar made from palm sap

Examples of jaggery in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Advertisement Across South Asia and its diaspora, dal — which refers to both the legumes and the finished dish — is inherently linked to comfort, whether simmered with coconut milk, sweetened with a little jaggery or topped with crisp curry leaves. Priya Krishna, San Diego Union-Tribune, 24 Apr. 2024 Across South Asia and its diaspora, dal — which refers to both the legumes and the finished dish — is inherently linked to comfort, whether simmered with coconut milk, sweetened with a little jaggery or topped with crisp curry leaves. Priya Krishna, New York Times, 28 Mar. 2024 The women of the family welcome her with coffee brewed in milk and sweetened with jaggery. Sonia Chopra, Bon Appétit, 18 Oct. 2023 My Mum’s Whole Wheat Halwa: In a small saucepan, heat 1 cup water and ⅔ cup grated jaggery (or jaggery powder) over medium heat, until jaggery is dissolved. Rhea Mulani, Bon Appétit, 12 Oct. 2022 Team Cherian chose sugarcane jaggery. Harish Pullanoor, Quartz, 6 Feb. 2023 In addition to the creative food menu, which uses local and seasonal ingredients combined with Indian spices, Feringhee offers a cocktail menu of drinks infused with Indian ingredients such as saffron, jamun, sweet black plum and jaggery, an unrefined cane sugar. Bahar Anooshahr, The Arizona Republic, 23 June 2022 Sub in other lentils, pair it with different vegetables, proteins, spices, herbs, souring agents like tamarind or lemon or sweeteners like coconut milk, jaggery, or unrefined cane sugar, and serve over rice with achar, a hot pickle, or chutney of your choice. Chitra Agrawal, Bon Appétit, 22 Nov. 2021 This approach rules out the more obvious sweeteners like granulated or brown sugar, but maybe more surprisingly, it jettisons honey, maple syrup, agave, jaggery, coconut and palm sugars, and cane sugar as well. Charlotte Druckman, WSJ, 1 Feb. 2023

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Word History

Etymology

Portuguese jágara, probably from Malayalam chakkara sugar

First Known Use

1631, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of jaggery was in 1631

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“Jaggery.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/jaggery. Accessed 17 Jun. 2024.

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