Thursday, February 23, 2012

Uradh dhal / Ulundhu podi & Ulundhu Kali

Ulundhu kali or ulunthangali is a traditional sweet of Tamil Nadu made out of Jaggery, Gingely Oil and Black Gram. In most of the Tamil households this sweet is a must for young girls who have matured mainly because of its medicinal values, the most important being it strengthens the pelvic bones and uterus of young girls. That doesn't mean that adults shouldn't take this. It is highly recommended to women, men and children of all ages.
Have a look at the ingredients, urad dal which is rich in proteins, jaggery rich in iron and gingely oil rich in Vitamin E, what more protein-packed food do you need. My mom made it a point that I have this once every week and now I make it a point that we have this on every Saturdays.

Ulundhu podi
~*What U Need*~
Black skinned whole / split Urad dhal - 250 gms
Cardamom - 5 - 6
Chukku / dried ginger - 1/2 inch piece

How I Made it:
Dry roast the urad dhal till crunchy along with caradamom and chukku. Blend till you get a fine powder. You can give this in the mills or do it at home which takes some extra time. I usually do it at home.
Store this in air-tight containers upto 3-4 weeks.

~*What U Need*~
Urad dhal powder - 1 cup
Thick Palm sugar / karupatti syrup - 3/4 cup
Water - 1/2 cup
Gingely oil - 4 - 5 tbsps
Ghee - 1 tbsp

How I made it:
In a wide pan, add urad dhal powder and water and mix without any lumps. Heat this mixture in low flame along with gingely oil. After some time, you will see the mixture leaving the side of the pans. Now add the palm sugar syrup and mix well till no lumps are formed. Keep stirring and again it will start leaving the sides of the pan and the mixture will start to boil. Off the flame, add the ghee, mix well.

Serve warm. We prefer having it a bit semi-runny, but if you want you can heat it for some more time till the moisture leaves and after it cools down, form balls and serve. The kids will prefer to have these.

So thats it Folks...
With Love,

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  1. I think I have eaten this. I have never seen it being prepared so I was not aware of what went in but I love the distinct taste of urad flour. I love ulundu flour as a matter of fact, it has a distinct flavour and most traditional sweets made of this flour are very enjoyable and addictive. :)

  2. wow...really very informative post....thnx 4 sharing it dear.....Will have it a try soon

  3. Totally new to me..looks delicious n healthy!!

    Erivum Puliyum

  4. Wow, this is a new sweet for me. Never tried this before. Looks and sounds yum..!

  5. Really a healthy post..thxs for sharing it!!

  6. A very traditional recipe dear, have had this once at my aunt's place, I liked it, thanks for sharing this ..

  7. My Grandmom makes this often but we call it as "Ulutham Kanji" your version sounds yummy n healthy...
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  8. thats a interesting sweet dish!...nice recipe!

  9. I make Ulunthang Kanji,never tried Kali before!!Healthy :)

  10. this is something new to me dear...bookmarked !I have awards for you in my space...plz accept :-)

  11. Podi looks so flavorful. Wonderfully prepared.

    Hamaree Rasoi

  12. Healthy and super tasty podi with wonderful flavors !!

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  13. I love urad dal...this looks yummy :-)

  14. looks good.. surprising I havent heard of this before.... thanks for sharing...


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