Black urad dal is an energy filled pulse that has a high amount of calcium, iron and protein needed for both grown-ups and children.
This enriching pulse have high nutritional benefits with skin on. Growing kids mainly girls need this whole black gram in their diet at least once a week. Essential fatty acids are loaded in tons in this beautiful little whole black gram dal. Karuppu ulundhu laddu is the one of the sweetest ways to eat and imbibe all the benefits of this wonderful dal.
Preparation Time: 40 Minutes
Serves: 20 count
Karuppu Ulundhu / Whole black gram urad dal – ¾ cup
Roasted Gram Dal (Pottukadalai) – ¼ cup
Grated Jaggery – 1 cup
Cardamom - 3
Ghee – ½ cup
Cashews – 1 tbsp (optional)
First, we need to dry roast the black gram in medium flame till we get a nice aroma and the dal turns light brown
Take the roasted black gram aside for cooling. In the same hot pan, just roast the roasted gram for a minute
Take both the roasted Black gram and roasted gram along with cardamom in the mixer jar and grind it to a smooth powder
In the same mixer jar add the grated jaggery and grind it again till the jaggery is fully incorporated. If we have a good quality Paagu Vellam, when we grind the jaggery with dal powder, the jaggery will release the juice and the mixture will be ready to make ladoos. But the jaggery which I used didn't release juice and so after grinding with jaggery and so I used ghee to bind the mixture and make ladoo. *If we have juicy jaggery then we need less ghee*
Heat a teaspoon of ghee and add the cashews and fry the cashews in ghee till they are light brown.
Add the ghee-fried cashews to the powdered ladoo mixture
Heat ghee in a pan. Keep the flame very low so that the ghee remains hot till we make all ladoos out of the ladoo mixture
Take one portion of the ladoo mixture. Add a ladle of ghee to the portion of the mixture. Mix well with a spoon
Make small lemon sized balls out of the Ladoo mixture. Repeat the same steps for the rest of the ladoo mixture
Healthy and delicious Black gram Jaggery Ladoo is now ready to serve!
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