Kadalai Urundai - Karthigai Deepam

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Total Time:
15-30 minutes
Serves: 4
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Category: Festive Recipe
Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Technique: Dry-Roast Recipe
Difficulty: Hard

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  • 1.25 cups - Peanuts
  • 1/2 cup - Jaggery
  • 1/4 cup - Hot Water
  • A generous pinch - Cardamom powder
  • Ghee or Rice flour - For greasing

How to Make Kadalai Urundai - Karthigai Deepam

  • Remove the skins off the peanuts.
  • Dry roast the peanuts until golden brown.
  • Add the powdered jaggery and hot water and mash it well until it is completely dissolved.
  • Keep on a medium low flame and keep stirring.
  • When the jaggery syrup starts bubbling up, add cardamom powder and give a quick stir.
  • Keep a plate/bowl with 1 tbsp water ready.
  • When the jaggery syrup starts thickening, just pour a drop in the plate containing the water.
  • At that stage, the poured drop will not dissolve and will stand firm.
  • Roll it into a ball.
  • If you are able to make a small, semi-hard ball, then the jaggery syrup can be considered ready.
  • Give it a quick stir and then add peanuts and immediately turn off the heat and mix well.
  • Grease your hands with rice flour / ghee, allow mixture to cool down for a minute, then start forming balls.
  • If you are not able to form the last few balls, just heat it up once again.
  • Cool down and store it in airtight container.
  • Recipe courtesy: Sharmi's Passions