What is Jaggery?
Jaggery is a form of palm sugar used frequently in South Asian cuisine. It is from concentrated cane sugar juice, or date or palm sap. Jaggery is made from the boiled down and concentrated juice of these plants. The jaggery comes in a large, solid chunk with a beige to medium brown color. It can be scraped off and used to sweeten any dish. The texture is like a cross between refined sugar, brown sugar and molasses, but condensed and not granulated. The flavor is buttery, sweet and reminiscent of molasses. The molasses quality varies by the color of the jaggery.