Chettinad Maa Urundai


Happy New Year! Maa Urundai is essentially Chettinad. It is protein rich. Nutritious and very very tasty. We make this for evening snacks and ocassions. This is a part of our Maapillai Palgaram!




Ingredients:
Moong Dal - 1 cup
Sugar - 1 to 1.5 cups (according to taste)
Ghee - 1/2 cup

Instructions:
Heat a Kadai over a medium flame and dry roast the moong dal (in small batches) until fragrant. 
Cool and grind in a mixie to a fine powder. Sieve for an even texture.
Powder the sugar separately.
Mix powdered flour and sugar. Check taste.
Heat ghee to smoking point and add into the flour. Mix with a ladle. 
Wait for a minute and mix to distribute the ghee evenly with your hands. 
Make small balls - Urundai. Take a fistful of flour in your hands and press tightly. Gently toss to change sides and continue pressing. Once the rough shape is obtained, you can repeat the toss and catch - pressing firmly to make ladoos.
If you are unable to make the Urundai, take small cups / moulds and grease lightly. Spoon the mixture in and press it down firmly. Overturn and tap out the shaped ladoo. 

Note:
Mix the flour in batches. It will be easier to shape into ladoos while warm.
If the flour mixture is too dry, and you are unable to shape; heat up some more ghee and mix it in.

Variation: 
For Pottukadalai Urundai - substitute Moong Dal for Pottukadalai (Chutney Dal / Dalia).
Rest of the recipe is the same.
Check here for a pictorial

Comments

kitchen queen said…
lovely and yummy urundais.
Kalpana Sareesh said…
Happy new year.. lovely yummy looking urundai..
Priya said…
Happy new year wishes to u and ur family..My fav urundais.

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