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Sunday, November 25, 2012

Kadalai Urundai (Kadalai Mittai) | Karthigai Deepam Recipes

Kadalai Urundai
I like kadalai urundai very much either the chikki type or the kadala mittai(urundai)...I can munch it on and on :) Mittu prefers the chikki than this one as its easy to chew....see how lazy she is ;) This is the first time I am making kadalai urundai though the method is almost same as pori urundai.
Kadalai Urundai Recipe

Kadalai Urundai Recipe - Ingredients

Preparation Time : 15 mins | Cooking Time : 20 mins | Makes : 15
Recipe Category: Snack | Recipe Cuisine: South Indian


Peanuts - 1 and 1/4 cups
Jaggery - 1/2 cup leveled
Hot Water - 1/4 cup
Cardamom powder - a generous pinch
Ghee or Rice flour - just to grease your hands

Method:

  1. Dry roast the peanuts until golden brown - I used deskinned variety so just halved each peanut and started to roast it. If you are using the skin variety dry roast until the skin has black spots. Then rub it with your hands and phew it to remove the skin. Then halve each peanut then continue with the process - Set aside.Add the powdered jaggery hot water and mash it well until its completely dissolved. Then starin in a non stick pan to remove impurities.
    How to make kadala mittai - Step1
  2. Keep in medium low flame and keep stirring.The jaggery syrup will start bubbling up, add cardamom powder and give a quick stir.
    How to make kadala mittai - Step2
  3. Keep a plate/bowl with water say 1 tbsp ready - when the jaggery syrup starts thickening just pour a drop in the plate containing water. At a stage the poured drop will not dissolve and will stand firm.At this stage try to roll it into a ball, it will form into a soft ball - that is the first stage dont get misleaded with this stage...It will be chewy when you form balls at this stage. Slowly if you leave for few more mins, it will start to roll into a hard ball...this is the stage we require. , give a quick stir then add peanuts and immediately switch off the stove.
    How to make kadala mittai - Step3
  4. Mix well, meanwhile grease your hands with rice flour / ghee and allow it to cool down for a minute then start forming balls. You can even rinse your hands with cold water and then start forming balls which is even more easier. If you are not able to form the last few balls dont worry just heat it up in the stove the jaggery will start to melt then you can make balls.
    How to make kadala mittai - Step4
Cool down and store it in airtight container.
Kadalai Urundai Recipe

My Notes:

  • Be quick after the hard ball consistency is reached. It will be very hot so be very careful.
  • If you let it cool down for more time forming balls will be not be possible.
  • Rice flour can also be greased in your hands, it helps to bear the hotness. But I personally feel the glossy finish will be missing when we use rice flour.
  • Stays crisp for about a week if stored in an airtight container.
  • Using hot water to dissolve powdered jaggery makes the process quick.
Kadalai Mittai Recipe


Written by: SHARMILEE J

20 comments:

  1. I used to have these in dozens as a kid... yummm

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  2. so yummy and protein rich urundai. One of my favourite
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  3. Please pass me some,feel like munching rite now.

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  4. I love these and they look awesome. The one time I tried making them, they were a failure, can never seem to get the consistency of jaggery right

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  5. looks yummy & mouthwatering...delicious!

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  6. All time favorite sweet!!! love the kadalai urundai!!
    Sowmya

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  7. MY FAV..SWEET SNACK..LOVE TO MUNCH IT. NICELY DONE DEAR.

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  8. Love this to the core... Looks so perfect and inviting

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  9. Hello!

    I cannot get jaggery where I am.

    Can I use brown sugar? Would I still need the water?

    Have a Joyful Day :~D
    Charlie

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  10. @Charles : I am not sure about brown sugar....I recommend using jaggery

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  11. Looks divine. My paati makes it often. As I can not tolerate the heat while making urundai, till now,I didn't go that side. but it is tempting to grab.

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  12. Tempting and delicious kadala urundai..

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  13. Love this at anytime. Looks perfect and delicious...Happy Karthigai deepam to u n ur family:)

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  14. This is one of my fav childhood snack but now I couldn't eat this kind of snack becoz of my tooth sensitivity :(
    Kadalai urundai looks really tempting n u have made it perfectly...my kids too love the chikkis more than this urundai :)

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  15. I love to eat this sweet at any time :)

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  16. Hi Sharmi,

    Did you start with raw or roasted peanuts?

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  17. Also can we make this without removing peanuts skin?

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    1. No the skin will make the peanut candy bitter.....so its advisable to remove the skin

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  18. so good. thanks for sharing.

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