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Sunday, August 14, 2011

Uzhunthu Kazhi(Urad dhal Halwa or Sweet)

This popular Tamil Nadu Sweet is highly nutritious and truly mouth-watering.Authentic preparation of this dish demands the use of Black Jaggery or Karuppu Katti(a product of Palmyra Tree).An ideal substitute is Sugar. Give it a try if u get black Jaggery in ur nearby shops. Here is the recipe for u.Enjoy!.

Uzhunthu Kazhi(Urad dhal sweet) - Urad Dhal flour cooked with Black Jaggery syrup in gingely oil


    1/4 cup Urad dhal
    3-4 tbsp (lilttle less than 1/4 cup) raw rice
    1 tbsp fenugreek seeds
    1 1/4 cup black jaggery or 100gms sugar - prepare the syrup with 2 1/2cups water and strain it
    1 tsp green cardamom powder
    few - crushed cashews
    few raisins
    2 tbsp grated coconut
    1/4 tsp salt
    2 tsp ghee
    1/2 cup Gingely oil

    1.Soak urad dhal,raw rice and fenugreek seeds for an hour.Grind it to a thick and fine flour (just like u do for uraddhal vada-by sprinkling water now and then mix it with a pinch of salt.
    2.Heat 1/4 cup gingely oil in a non-stick kadai,add urad dhal kazhi flour little by lilttle,stirring it all the time.
    3.Add strained black-jaggery syrup next and keep on stirring continuously for over 10 -12 mins till it becomes thick and non-sticky by adding gingely oil spoonful now and then.
    4.When it becomes thick and non-sticky(surundu varum pothu),add green cardamom powder and grated coconut.mix it well and stir it.
    5.When oil begins to separate,after say in about 5-6 mins,turn off the flame and close it with a lid  and keep it aside.
    6.Now take a kadai and roast crushed cashews and raisins and garnish adding it on top of Urad dhal Kazhi.
    7.Serve it hot.Enjoy the tasty Uzhunthu(Uraddhal) kazhi.

I reposted this recipe here  to send it to 'Cook Eat Delicious Desserts' Event Hosed by Raven and co-hosted by Sensible Vegetarian

'Comfort Food' Event hosted by Daily Cuppa
'Let's Cook Speedy' Event hosted by Simply Food
and 'Healthy Morsels Pregnancy2' Event hosted by Taste of Pearl City

 'Walking Down The Memory Lane' Event hosted by Mrs.Gayathri Kumar's Gayathri's Cookspot


Gayathri Kumar said...

Very healthy and nutritious kali. Thanks a lot for linking...

Unknown said...

My mom used to say that this is very healthy for women. Looks so healthy.

Sensible Vegetarian said...

Such a healthy and delicious treat. Thanks so much for linking to my event and if time permits send in more.

Umm Mymoonah said...

I have to say this is the best pregnancy recipe, during or after pregnancy. Thank you so much for linking with Healthy Morsels :)

BurntApple said...

Very healthy looking! I'm always looking for more healthy recipes and I love the look of this!

schmetterlingwords said...

A very useful recipe for expecting mothers and mothers.... Thanks for linking with Healthy Morsels - Pregnancy :)