Friday, December 09, 2005

Minappa Sunni Undalu -Black Gram Lentil Sweet


Minappa Sunni Undalu (Urad Laddo)is an Andhra sweet dish which is very simple to prepare and can be stored in an air tight container for atleast 2 weeks.
Time is just flying by..its already a whole month since I actually started this food blog of mine and it seems like yesterday...:).Let's celebrate with a sweet dish,eh?

Ingredients:
1 cup black gram lentil(without husk)
1 tbsp raw rice
1 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup ghee/clarified butter

Dry roast raw rice in a vessel till brown and remove.Now dry roast black gram on a medium flame till deep golden brown and till you get a nice aroma...which could take atleast 20 minutes.You should keep stirring the dal while dry roasting it lest it burns.Allow it to cool.
Blend both the raw rice and black gram to a fine powder.Keep aside.
Here's a picture of the black gram dal both before and after dry roasting it.



Blend the sugar to a fine powder.Keep aside.
Heat ghee till it melts.Do not over heat.Keep aside.



Now mix together black gram powder and powdered sugar in a wide plate.Slowly add hot ghee and keep mixing with hand, till the mix holds together.



Shape into round balls of the size of a big lime.The ghee should be just enough to hold the powders together and not drip while making balls.

Stored in an air tight container the laddos stay fresh for at least 2 weeks.

Variations
A combination of jaggery and sugar can be used. Take 3/4 cup jaggery and 1/4 cup powdered sugar.

Tip
Mixture of black gram powder and sugar can be stored in an air tight container for 1-2 months. When ever required mix ghee and make balls.


4 comments:

Lera said...

This is something new ,I have never tasted this before ,plan to try this sometime - Sailu, here,we get to make greengram undalu during festivals.

Paz said...

What a good cause to celebrate! What a delicious sounding dish. ;-)

I've tagged you for the latest meme going around. I hope you can participate.

http://thecookingadventuresofchefpaz.blogspot.com/2005/12/you-are-what-you-eat-food-meme-my-10_09.html


Best,
Paz

sailu said...

lera,its a very simple and tasty sweet dish.Your talking of moong dal undalu,lera?
Thanks,Paz.Its going to be fun participating..:)

Sitaram said...

Thanks Sailu for posting authentic Andhra recipes. I live in a town Canada where I am the only Indian. I don't even know the difference between different lentils. Your blogs with photos of the ingredients, are giving me atleast a chance of cooking some of the food mom used to make back in Andhra

Hats off!!