Monday, September 28, 2009

Minapa-Sunnundalu (Roasted urad laddus)

Urad daal referred to as black gram called “minimulu” in telugu is used widely in Andhra cooking. I have posted many recipes using this protein rich ingredient starting with the breakfast dishes as idli, vada, dosa, utappam to the festive snack - Janthikalu all of which are savory dishes. Did you know you can make a sweet dish with this lentil? 

This  Andhra treat—“Minapa-Sunnundalu” is made along with urad daal; ghee and jaggery the other two awesome ingredients.

Ghee or clarified butter is rich in iron, and used extensively in ayurvedic therapies for its medicinal uses, it is devoid of hydrogenated oils and is preferred over butter for its health benefits. Due to its properties in promoting brain health and development, learning, memory, it is highly recommended in Ayurveda for growing kids.

The third ingredient is jaggery (molasses or unrefined cane sugar) which is a wonderful substitute for sugar and has an earthy flavor. This, three ingredient sweet is a healthy nutritious delectable, one can have anytime.  Amazing mix of these three ingredients simply makes them melt in your mouth.....So why not try some..... 


2 cups minappapu (Urad daal/Black gram)
2 cups jaggery
1/2 cup ghee (clarified butter)
1 tsp cardamom powder.


Dry Roast the Urad daal till it turns golden brown. Grind it to a fine powder. 
The powdered roasted urad called minapa sunni can be stored airtight for a month or more if desired to prepare the sunnundala as and when you like. Proceed with the following process when ready to make- to the minapa sunni in  a large bowl stir in grated or coarsely powdered jaggery, melted ghee and cardamom, mix thoroughly and shape into small balls or laddus of desired size, using your palms. Sunnundalu are ready to relish- enjoy!

Nutrition: A healthy sweet treat loaded with protein and Iron.

I am reposting this recipe for the festive treat event hosted by simple indian food

And to FIL –Ghee sweets hosted by Sanghi of Sanghi’s food delights

Jaggery on FoodistaUrad Dal on Foodista


  1. I really like these , My mom used make them all the time.Thanks for posting the recipe.

  2. Yummy and delicious recipe dear

  3. Laddu sounds delicious & cute one.wann to give a try.

  4. Wow, I'm impressed that something so delicious-looking only takes 4 ingredients! yum!

  5. Thank you Aysha, Sangeetha, Gina and Somoo, for your nice comments.
    Sometimes the simplest things are the best and this sweet treat proves it. This is my little sister's favorite and the inspiration to make it comes from her.

  6. Laddus r looking very delicious...pass one of them to me as well,let me also taste this tasty laddoo.. :)

  7. Yummy, such a delicious urad dal laddoos, pass me some..

  8. Thank you all!
    Sushma and Priya- I indeed wish I could pass you all some..:)

  9. Looks delicious..thanks for the entry

  10. Look so good!Love these Minapa Undalu...

  11. Thanx for visiting my blog..yummy ladoos,never tried with urad daal,sounds easy and healthy too..

  12. Never knew about these Urad ladoos !
    sounds great :)

  13. I really love this sweet raje akka.
    Little sister


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