Whole Black Urad Dal Laddoos

Healthify your snacks!

When I tried Homemade Sathu Maavu laddoos and shared with my friends and family, I got more requests, motivation and confidence to try other varieties of laddoos. No one cannot say no to these healthy laddoos right? 🙂

This time I tried with Unpolished Whole Urad Dal which I bought from the monthly grocery shopping from HLP Store. We all know how Black Urad helps all the women to strengthen their hip region. This is one of the best dishes for the young girls who are nearing / just attained / started puberty.

Also it can be considered as the ultimate post-workout laddoo for the health conscious people! It has the right amount of minerals, energy for your body!

Here is the recipe I followed for making these yummy and healthy laddoos.

INGREDIENTS:

METHOD:

  • In a pan, dry roast urad dal until it turns crispy, on a low flame without burning.
  • After it turns crispy, cool down and make fine powder in mixer along with jaggery powder & cardamom powder.
  • If you like the crunchy texture, coarsely grind the urad dal. For kids, it’s better to make it fine powder.
  • Add ghee and check the consistency. You should be able to hold the laddoo shape when you roll it with hands.
  • You can also coarsely grinded dry roasted cashews to get the nutty flavor or add the crushed ones.
  • Roll them into laddus and store them in an air tight container.

Shared by Hima Bindu, HLP WORLD Community

Healthy Sathumaavu Laddoos

We started using Sathu maavu at our home when my grandma was feeling weak and fatigued. At the same time my sister also delivered a baby, and she was in search for food items that can give her better strength & health.

As preparing of this mavvu/powder at home itself from scratch is time consuming process (sprouting, drying, roasting and powdering), my mom started to use a store-bought famous brand. But we were not satisfied as it increased our body weight.

So, we started to make our own powder at home, and it was super food for babies & adults. As days passed, we couldn’t prepare it due to daily workload, unavailability of people and arranging good quality ingredients.

After I joined HLP community, I understood the importance of avoiding 5 whites and wanted to replace milk at home. I was eagerly waiting for this product in HLP Store, as it is the one place, we could buy trusted products.

 I started to make kanji with this sattu mavvu. Sometimes I add ginger, jeera, onions, and fresh coriander leaves and it would be my first drink in the morning after having water on empty stomach. If you have 1 glass of this kanji, you will not feel hungry or fatigue until lunch. Unfortunately, my kids and husband are not very fond of this health mix.

But I wasn’t ready to compromise on their health. Being a mother, you need to learn tweaking healthy foods into whole family’s diet, understanding their taste buds and body needs too. I made laddoos out of it so that they can also enjoy Satthu as healthy snacks.

Heartful gratitude to HLP World Store for bringing this product for us. Hope all start to reap the benefits of this wonderful product.

Sharing the recipe, I followed for making the delicious laddoos. Hope you all try this and share the feedback.

INGREDIENTS:

METHOD:

  • Dry roast the Sathu Maavu Mix for 2-3 minutes in low flame. Make sure not to over-roast/burn it.
  • Transfer to mixing bowl and allow it to cool.
  • Chop the deseeded dates, coarsely grind the nuts, jaggery and ghee.
  • Add to the roasted powder and mix well.
  • Roll them into laddus and store them in an air tight container.

TIPS

  • If you use jaggery syrup, make sure you finish the dish in 15 days.
  • If you use dry jaggery powder, the shelf life is more.
  • Add a pinch of Himalayan salt to enhance sweet taste.
  • Adjust ghee as per your needs
  • You can add your own creative culinary ideas, like you can add  dry rose petals.

Shared by Hima Bindu, HLP WORLD Community

Vaalaan sweet rice(Tail rice)

It is a one of the rare varieies of traditional rice which is around 300 years old. It contains 30 plus minerals. The paddy of this variety of rice has a tail like structure due to which this rice is called Vaalaan(Tail in Tamil) rice. Its really difficult to source this rice as many farmers do not cultivate this paddy.

Ingredients:

Tail rice_1/2 cup
Sesame seeds_1/2 tbl spoon
Greengram dal_1/2 tbl spoon
Powdered jaggery_1/4 cup
Grated coconut_1/4 cup.
Cardomom powder_1 pinch.

Method:

Wash and soak tail rice for 12 hrs
Dry roast sesame,greengram dal.                           Add jaggery ,cardomom powder, roasted items and grated coconut to the rice.

A Healthy delicious sweet is ready.

Tail rice can be substituted with other traditional Rice like Black rice(Karuppu Kavuni), Immunity Rice( Mappilai samba),Diabetic/Arthirites ( Kattuyanam)

Thank you Seethalakshmi for sharing this wonderful recipie.

Author: Seetha Lakshmi

I'm a homemaker and a mother of 7yrs old son.I strongly believe in Thirumoolar's word"Food is medicine". My quest regarding ancient food recipes started a year back. I'm very happy to share and learn through this initiative from Swarna prashana.

Rice Puttu with Palm jaggery

Ingredients

*Processed Rice flour- 2 cups
Grated coconut- 4 tbsp
Water – as required
Salt – as required
Palm Jaggery

*What is Processed Rice

Take raw rice and wash it well. Then soak rice for 5-6 hours.Wash again twice and drain the water completely. Spread it on a white cloth for 1 day and allow it to dry. Then get it ground in the mill when it is slightly wet. Then fry the ground flour in batches on medium heat until a nice aroma comes. Spread it in a new paper and allow it to cool and then store in an airtight container.

Raw rice can be substituted with other traditional Rice like Black rice(Karuppu Kavuni), Immunity Rice( Mappilai samba),Diabetic/Arthirites ( Kattuyanam)

Method

Take 2 cups of processed rice flour in a bowl. Add  little salt.
Take palm jaggery in a vessel and pour water. Allow it to boil till the jaggery melts. Cool it. Then filter the jaggery syrup in order to take out the unwanted dust and mix it with the rice flour slowly with hands. The flour should have crumbly texture. When you take little flour and try to make a shape out of it the shape should be retained and when u break it, it should crumble. This is the correct consistency.
There should not be any lumps. Cover and keep it for 5 mins.

Take a idly cooker fill it with water and allow it to boil. Then place the idly mould and add the puttu mixture to it and close the vessel. Steam it till a nice aroma arrives. It would take around 10 mins.
Take the puttu out to a plate and allow it to cool. Gently crumble it with hand and add some coconut and sprinkle little ghee to it and serve.

 

Author: Saranya

I’m HomeMaker and a mother of 1 year old baby girl. I have 6 yrs of IT experience with Accenture and IGATE and currently taken break to take care of my little one. I have an interest towards home made ancient recipes which is very healthy for kids and adults and hence started preparing all those at home and thought of sharing the same with all parents.