Nugul-Untallu (Poppy seed Laddoos)

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Total Time:
1 hour
Serves: 4
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Steam Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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  • For stuffing:
  • 2 cups - freshly grated coconut
  • 1 cup - jaggery (grated)
  • 1 tbsp - poppy seeds
  • 1 tsp - cardamom powder
  • 1 pinch - nutmeg (optional)
  • 2 tbsp - water
  • For cover:
  • 1 cup - rice flour
  • 1.25 cup - water
  • A pinch of salt
  • 1 tbsp - oil

How to Make Nugul-Untallu (Poppy seed Laddoos)

  • For stuffing:
  • Roast poppy seeds in a small skillet and let it cool. Grind it into a coarse powder and keep aside.
  • In a heavy bottom kadai, mix all the ingredients for stuffing except the poppy seed powder and let it sit for 15 mins.
  • Heat the mixture over medium flame for 10-12 minutes. When the mixture starts boiling, it will turn yellowish brown and sticky.
  • Take the kadai off the heat, add poppy seeds powder and mix well. Set it aside to cool down.
  • Preparation for cover:
  • In a vessel with tight-fitting cover, boil water and add salt and oil. Reduce the heat and slowly add the rice flour.
  • Start mixing vigorously with a heavy spoon. Now close the lid and take the pot off the heat. Let the covered pot cool down for 15 minutes.
  • With wet hands, mix the dough using cold water to keep the hands cold.
  • For modak:
  • Boil water in a large vessel that can fit a steamer. Oil the steamer and set it aside.
  • Make about 20 balls of the dough and 20 parts of the stuffing. Make small puris with the dough ball on an oiled paper/aluminium foil. Keep one part of stuffing in the middle of the puri and gather the puri gently to shape it like a modak.
  • Dip each modak in cold water and place it in the steamer. Put the steamer on boiling water and cover it.
  • Let the modaks steam for 20 minutes on medium to high flame. Take the steamer off the vessel and let it sit for 5 minutes before removing the modak from the steamer.
  • Recipe courtesy: Priya Easy N Tasty Recipe