You get two types of “paagu vellam”. The one is dark brown and the other comes in red. I have posted adhirasam pictures made using both varieties, hence the difference in color. Do check out this Makkan Peda, Badam Puri, that is traditional yet easy to try out. Paagu / paahu / pahu
Jaggery is unrefined whole sugar. It is processed in a natural way and it is 100% chemical-free. … The molded jaggery is called “Achu Vellam” in Tamil. The big size balls are called “Urundai Vellam” also known as “Mandai Vellam” or “Pagu Vellam”.