Here is another recipe learnt from my granny. Another one in the Unde or Ladoo series!
This according to me is quite healthy. Why? Because we’ll be using wheat flour. And wheat is healthy! Instead of sugar, we are using jaggery, which again is healthy. Other than wheat flour and jaggery we adding ghee, some dry fruits which again, as we all know, are loaded with nutrition. So we have enough reasons to indulge.. So let’s go ahead guilt-free!
I have mentioned all the ingredients in my introduction to the dish… here I will be mentioning it again with quantities. With this quantity you can make about -40 ladoos or undes.
2 cups powdered Jaggery
3 cups Wheat flour or Atta
2 tbsp dry coconut or kobri, grated
4 tbsp almonds, blanched and slivered
(You can go ahead and use whatever dry fruits you want)
1/4 tsp elachi or cardamom powder
and GHEE (1 tsp + 2-3 tbsp)
And proceed this way
Place the jaggery in a vessel and pour enough water to almost drown it.
Now add wheat flour to the kadai. Also add the ghee. Fry till wheat flour is fragrant and light brown in color. Once done, remove it off heat and spread it on a plate. Spread the kobri-almonds on top of the flour.
How do we know when to stop heating the syrup? Well, my granny says, take a bowl of water and add some of the syrup into it. If it doesn’t dissolve in water, its good to go.
As soon as the syrup is ready, the following steps needs to be done without taking any break.
1. Add the flour, kobri-almonds to the jaggery syrup.
2. Mix it well
3. Keep some milk in a small bowl. Wet your fingers with milk and jump into action. I mean, start making small balls.
Let the unde or balls cool down till they are hard as rock on the exterior. It is all ready to savored. So, Enjoy!!