jaggery

noun
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 Once rice has reached a boil, turn down to a simmer and add jaggery sugar to taste. National Geographic, "Cardamom and Bay Leaf Spiced Rice Pudding," 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, "A Beginner’s Guide to Making Perfect Indian Dal," 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, "The Creamy-Sour Soup I Need On All Sick Days (And Winter, In General)," 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, "3 Indian sweets with a twist from our favorite new cookbook 'Milk & Cardamom'," 12 Aug. 2019 With a caramel jaggery flavor, Yoga Pops will satisfy a sweet tooth. Maura Judkis, Washington Post, "10 food trends you’ll soon be seeing everywhere in 2019," 26 June 2019 Take 2 generous tablespoons of the coconut-jaggery filling and place them, in the shape of a small log, in the center of crepe. Nik Sharma, San Francisco Chronicle, "A Brown Kitchen: Pancake Tuesday, an Indian tradition by way of colonialism," 13 Feb. 2018 Add the jaggery and cook, with constant stirring, for an additional 5 to 6 minutes until most of the liquid has evaporated. Nik Sharma, San Francisco Chronicle, "A Brown Kitchen: Pancake Tuesday, an Indian tradition by way of colonialism," 13 Feb. 2018 The common Indian combination of ghee and jaggery, a natural sweetener, produces a rich and nutty taste similar to butter and brown sugar. Ben Crair, New York Times, "Letter of Recommendation: Indian Butterscotch Ice Cream," 14 Dec. 2017

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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 4 Aug. 2020.

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