I wanted to prepare something special for Karthigai Deepam which falls on 17 th of this month. As I have already posted Pori Urundai, this time it is Kadalai Urundai (groundnut chikki). Moreover I got request from readers asking me for Peanut balls recipe.This is easy to prepare at home and also a very healthy snack for kids. Today we will learn how to make Kadalai Urundai following this easy recipe.
|Kadalai Urundai -Karthigai Deepam Recipes|
Roast peanuts nicely and remove the red skin completely, if you have bought peanuts with the skin. Break as much as possible into half by rubbing the peanuts with your palms.
Preparation of jaggery syrup is the most important part of this recipe. Dissolve jaggery in 3 tbsp of water on low flame. Filter it to remove impurities.
Boil the jaggery syrup until it reaches the soft ball stage. If you are adding cardamom powder or sukku powder, add it to the jaggery syrup. (I did not add)
Keep a cup of water ready besides you. Drop a tsp of jaggery syrup in the water. It should not dissolve and you should be able to collect it and make a ball out of it as shown in the picture below. When the jaggery syrup reaches this stage, switch off the flame.
Keep the peanuts ready on a plate. Pour the prepared hot jaggery syrup on the peanuts and mix it well with the back of the ladle. When it is warm, either grease your fingers with ghee or dust your fingers with rice flour and make even sized balls out of the mixture.
As it cools,the balls will harden. Delicious Peanut chikki is ready.
Note - You can add sukku powder also along with cardamom powder if preferred.
In case, if the mixture harden, when you are making balls, you can reheat it again for a few seconds and continue to make balls when the mixture is warm.
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