Definition of jaggery in English:


Syllabification: jag·ger·y
Pronunciation: /ˈjagərē


  • A coarse dark brown sugar made in India by evaporation of the sap of palm trees.
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    • Add the tomato purée, jaggery, chilli and garam masala powders and water if required.
    • Chilled banana cream with jaggery Jaggery, which is fermented palm sugar, is fabulous stuff.
    • When jaggery is dissolved, add lime juice and pears.


late 16th century: from Portuguese xagara, jag(a)ra, from Malayalam cakkarā, from Sanskrit śarkarā 'sugar'.

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