April 8, 2009

Porulvalangai Urundai - Healthy,fat free sweet balls


I have earlier blogged about the Sathumavu urundai. The steps are the same. That was inspired by the traditional Porulvalangai. Each family has a recipe for this sweet. The difference is what goes into the flour. Basically, healthy ingredients are added to prepare the flour. Once the flour is made, rest of the process is same as blogged earlier. Hop over to read Sunshinemom's post on the same. She shares some interesting facts about the sweet- the origin and what's in the name. And here is my recipe of the traditional sweet.

You need
Whole wheat - 3 cups
Boiled rice/Puzhungalarisi -1 cup
Whole moong - 1/2 cup
Powdered Ginger /Chukku - 1 tspn
Coconut sliced and chopped into bit sized pieces
Method
Wash and drain whole wheat and boiled rice separately. Dry roast wheat,rice and moon till brown. Both wheat and rice will start spluttering when roasted for some time. You can stop when you find more grains start spluttering. Cool and powder the three ingredients together. I usually get it powdered from a flour mill. Mix in ginger powder.

This powder will keep good for more than a month. You can make balls as and when required.
Take 1 cup of jaggery and make a syrup of soft ball consistency. Stir in the coconut pieces. Remove the syrup from fire. With 1 cup of jaggery you can use two cups of flour. Take one cup of the flour in a bowl. Add a ladle of the syrup. Mix with a spoon. Be careful not to touch the hot syrup with your fingers, it will stick to the skin and skin might get burnt also. When the syrup is fully mixed with the flour, slowly roll into balls . Roll the finished the balls in the flour to get a coat over it. These balls harden on cooling. Enjoy these delicious, healthy sweet balls.






25 comments:

  1. Looks so good, sounds great too with all rice and dals combo! :)

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  2. My grandma's special, she used to prepare for me specially, just brings loads of old memories...looks amazing:)

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  3. Wow sweet and yum. Perfect in shape.

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  4. Looks interesting Jayasree..havent heard of this before..very healthy with all those ingredients..lovely

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  5. I have heard it looks perfect those ball shapes!

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  6. sooper dooper..will try at home for sure

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  7. I never imagined making ladoos with Whole wheat and Moong nice post...

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  8. I never used to like it when I was a kid but started liking it in my 20's. I have never made them at home. It looks perfect Jayashree.

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  9. looks very delicious & healthy too

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  10. My mouth is watering again!! I love these and thanks for mentioning me here:)

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  11. never saw these before! Looks perfect and mouth-watering.

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  12. New way of making ladoos for me... Looks yummy..

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  13. hi,
    now my mouth is wateringggg...yummm...perfect
    They may have just melted in the mouth.

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  14. My Tamil hubby loves these, but says they'd almost break his teeth when he ate them as a kid! :) Thanks for the recipe, Jayasree-- I'd love to try these.

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  15. Jayasree - Excellent recipe! I can imagine the taste with moong and puzhangal arisi and the best part I liked was ginger!!! Wish I could have some.

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  16. nice recipe ..healthy too..i am going to make saathamavu urandai for my son soon..

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  17. looks great. Whole wheat and rice, healthy too.

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  18. I love this laddu..My grandma makes them often..Looks so good :)

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  19. L love this laddu, my mom's signature dish. Pictures are inviting.

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  20. You made these at home, Jayasree. Looks wonderful. These are a favourite of mine and I always have them when I'm at Palakkad.:)
    I remember being told they're difficult to make (getting the syrup right) but I remember harini's post too.
    Maybe I should try this sometime.

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  21. I like how you made these healthy, they sound so good!

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  22. It is looking good and very healthy too!!!!!!!!

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  23. That was really great. My family loved it. I get a lot of great how-to ideas on Wacanai.com(http://www.wacanai.com/intro). You should post this one there. I think a lot of people would like it. You can link your webpage to the website too. It is has some great articles on it and when people search for things with similar items or ingredients your article will pop up.

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  24. Jayasree, I am always on a look out for sweets that are low in calories. This one fits the bill completely. Thanks for sharing.

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  25. Ahh, getting nostalgic! my mom often makes this.. Prfect picture and looks delicious.

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