Manda (Sweetend Puffed rice powder stuffed in all-purpose flour )
Manda is a traditional sweet which is most popular among the Hindu Kongini people of Kerala. It is made with rice popcorns (Malar) which is powdered with sugar. The malar or rice popcorns have a very cooling effect on the body and had many medicinal values too. It is used for the treatment of chicken pox. Malar is also used an offering for the Gods which is named as nivedhyam or prasadam. Give it a try and I am sure that you will love this sweet.