The black balls in the middle are deeply done jackfruit balls, made some three years back. The light ones are tamarind seeds balls which are two months old. The ones with cranberries on them are jackfruit seeds balls made yesterday.
Food in the mouth, mixed with saliva assumes ‘Balus’ the ball shape before being swallowed.
That’s why mothers roll food into ball shape before feeding kids in what is a loving battle of food.
I remember a senior uniformed friend, who is a direct descendant of a Kerala royal family, rolling rice and curries with hand during a meal at home. The traditional way.
I hope I have given a reason why I made these super exclusive and traditional stuff, making them easy plopping into the mouth.