Thursday, January 24, 2013

(Amma cooks) Urad dhal Laddoos / Ulundhu Karuppatti Urundai

Amma says "Ulundhankazhi is one of the bestest food that every women should eat atleast twice a week." Me says "No no ma, please leave me alone". This is the scene that takes place in our house (before marriage) on every Saturday morning. One thing that I hated about the weekends was having Ulundhankazhi. I don't know why but I hated the bizzare taste that the dish gave to the mouth. Finally she had to resort to alternate ways to feed me Ulundhankazhi and this was what she came up with. She made me these balls and I found them easy to consume and infact I loved munching on them. These days, I make it a point to make these every weekend and store them for the whole week. We have one laddoo each after our morning breakfast. You can read the benefits of having Ulundhankazhi here.

Amma also makes a whole lot of them whenever she comes over from the native. This particular batch was made by her and so I donot have the step by step pics. As I said, you can make these ahead and store them and so now-a-days I find this method easy rather than sweating over the stove to make the traditional Ulundhankazhi.
A storehouse of proteins, these laddoos make a great giveaway gift to people of any age. Add them to your kids snack dabba and you need not fuss over them-not-having healthy snacks.

~*What U Need*~
Ulundhu Podi / Black skinned Urad dhal Powder - 1 cup
Karupatti / Palm Sugar Candy - 1/2 cup, packed, grated
Water - 2 tbsps
Ghee - 2 tbsps or more
Cardamom powder - a pinch

How I Made it:
Refer here on how to make the urad dhal powder. Take a sauce pan, add water and the palm sugar and heat till it melts. Strain to remove the impurities. In a mixing bowl, take the ulundhu podi, add the strained palm sugar syrup and mix well. Add the ghee and cardamom powder, mix well and then form balls out of the mixture. Store in air tight containers.

Healthy urundais are ready!!!

** My Notes:
** If your mixture is too dry, then add few tbsps of ghee.
** You can also add a pinch of dried ginger powder.

So thats it Folks...
With Love,

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44 comments:

  1. Healthy urundais. Looks delicious.My mom makes this with sugar. Karupatti seems to be a better option

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  2. Delicious and fulfilling ladoos.
    Deepa

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  3. Healthy and delicious laddoo.

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  5. Right said vimitha,even my mom also use to tell that this is a helthy laddoo but i also wont even touch it.But now will give a try.

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  6. what lovely and yummy laddus:)
    Love the pictures!!

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  7. Amma's recipes can never fail!! Love the laddoos

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  8. Healthy n yummy ladoos, love htis karuppatti version ;-)

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  9. yummy healthy ladoos and its useful for lactating moms.my mom gave me loads of it right after my delivery..the porridge.

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  10. vimitha this is healthy.....i have palm sugar at hand .... will try this one.

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  11. too good.. its been years i had this.. n my grand ma makes this for us.. bookmarked will try it..

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  12. healthy ladoo dear.. never tried it at home..

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  13. Healthy and looks yummy. Pass me some.

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  14. Superb recipe.. Mouthwatering..

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  15. healthy and super delicious ladoos.

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  16. Never heard of this, sounds nice and healthy

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  17. healthy and yummy balls
    http://great-secret-of-life.blogspot.com

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  18. These are very healthy Vimitha! they look delicious

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  19. loved the bowl that you use in the pics, nice ladoo

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  20. Yummy and healthy sunnunda. If we eat one daily, there is no sickness at all.

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  21. Healthy and definitely a nutritious laddoos, love to eat atleast one now.

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  22. Even in Gujarat we believe that urad daal dishes good for you..we make very similar dish call " ADADIYA "

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  23. Lovely laddoos made from urad dal!

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  24. I have never tasted this Vimi....lovely...

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  25. This is new to me. The laddoos look gr8 !

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  26. I know of sesame laddoo but never tried ural dhal version.this looks yummy and healthy!

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  27. Healthy can be very delicious too, yummy ladoos..

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  28. laddoo looks perfect and inviting dear.

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  29. Very healthy .. I too make this :)

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  30. Kids love them,quite energetic for home comming children after the school.
    Sai Padmapriya
    www.soundaryasbeautyworld.com

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