Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Sunnundalu-Black Gram Dal Laddu-A Pongal And Sankranti Treat

" If it is Pongal, it is Pongal!"
This was the reply I got from most of my relatives and friends,when I enquired them about what was going to be their Pongal Special. I was greatly excited when one friend mentioned to me about SUNNUNDALU. She said that her children and grand children relished this nutritious laddu prepared out of black gram dal, and it was a special dish prepared during feastivals back at Andhra, her native place.
Her recipe was very short and sweet. The Sunnundalu I prepared tasted delicious, though I had used only the basic minimum ingredients.
Black gram dal - 1 cup
Crushed jaggery -1 cup
Ghee - 2 tbsps

1. Dry roast black gram dal in a thick bottomed pan till it becomes reddish in colour emanating a pleasant aroma.
2. Cool the roasted dal thoroughly.
3. Grind into a moderately coarse powder using the mixer.
4. Add the crushed jaggery and run the mixer for one more minute.
5. Spread the dal and jaggery blend in a deep plate.
6. Warm up the ghee and mix one spoon into a portion of the dal jaggery mix, and make laddus.
7. Keep mixing in warm ghee little by little and keep making laddus till the entire dal jaggery mixture is used up.

Cashew nuts and raisins can be fried and added to the basic mixture. Cardamom powder can also be included. But the earthy flavour of the roasted dal is enough to take one to heavenly heights!

7 Post your Comments:

Soumya said...

wow...delicious sweet......

Priya said...

Healthy and yummy laddoos..

Srimathi said...

I have been seeing so many ladoo recipes but I dont remember seeing anything with udad dhal.

LG said...

Except the ghee part which comes with loads to 'must exercise' warning I love this laddu. I was told to eat this laddu during post partum period as urad dal gives strength to back.

Gayathri's Cook Spot said...

Very yummy ladoos..

Priti said...

Looks delish..this is new for me..

YOSEE said...

Thats an unusual Laddoo !