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April 24, 2009

Sunnundalu, Corn Flour Murukku - Diwali Recipes

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urad dal ladoo

I saw this sunnundalu & corn flour murukku recipe in a cookery show (Vijay tv – samayal  samayal kitchen killaadigal ).As u all know sunnundalu is a famous traditional sweet in Andhra which is made using urad dal flour with jaggery.It is called as Minapa sunnundalu in Telugu.It is very easy to make at the same time tasty & healthy too.Last time when i went to my mom’s place, she gave me **roasted and ground urad dal for making murukku/Thenkuzhal.I prepared this urad dal ladoo & cornflour murukku with the leftover urad dal flour.Both came out very well.Everyone loved it.Cornflour murukku was very crunchy and flavorful.Its a great tea time snack for elders as well as kids.Apt for festivals like Diwali,Gokulashtami and Ganesh chaturthi.Do try these yummy sweet n snacks recipes & let me know your feedback.


Sunnundalu/Urad dal ladoo recipe

Sunnundalu/Urad dal ladoo recipe Sunnundalu - Traditional Andhra sweet recipe made using Urad dal flour & jaggery | Corn flour murukku - Crunchy snack for tea time !
Cuisine: Indian
Category: Sweet,Snacks
Serves: 10 nos
Prep time: 10 Minutes
Cook time: 10 Minutes
Total time: 20 Minutes

1 cup - 200ml
For urad dal ladoo
  • **Roasted Urad dal flour - 1/2 cup
  • Grated jaggery - 1/3-1/2 cup
  • Melted ghee - 3-4 tbsp
  • Cardamom - 2 nos
  • Raw rice - 1 tsp ( optional.i dint use)
For corn flour murukku
  • Corn flour - 1/4 cup
  • Rice flour - 1/2 cup
  • Besan flour - 1/4 cup
  • Softened butter - 1 tbsp
  • Hot cooking oil - 1/2 tbsp
  • Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Hing/Asafetida - 1/4 tsp
  • Salt & water - as needed
  • Cooking oil - to deep fry


  • FOR URAD DAL LADOO : Dry 1/2 cup of roast urad dal in low to medium flame till you get nice roasted smell.Make sure you don’t change the color of urad dal.After it cools down,grind it to a fine powder.Sieve it and again grind the coarse particles.Sieve again.Measure 1/2 cup of flour and take it in a bowl.Add grated jaggery,melted ghee,cardamom powder & roasted cashews, mix well.Make small balls out of it.Arrange in a box and enjoy eating ! It stays well for a week.( Urad dal should be roasted well else u will get raw smell of dal in ladoo.So take care).
  • FOR CORN FLOUR MURUKKU: Sieve and take all the flours together.Add chilli powder,hing,salt n cumin seeds.Mix well.Add the softened butter and spread it well with the flour.Heat oil required for deep frying.Add 1/2 tbsp of hot oil to the murukku flour.Mix well.Add the required water and make a non-sticky,soft dough.
Corn flour murukku
  • Take a star shaped mould and keep a ball of dough in the murukku press.Press the murukku in the back of ladle.After the oil is heated,drop a pinch of dough in the oil.If it rises immediately,simmer the flame & put the murukku.U can drop 3-4 murukkus in the kadai based on its size.Cook till the bubbles cease completely.Flip it once in the middle.Cook till it turns golden brown.Remove in a tissue and stack it in a box after they cool down.It tastes & flavours the best the next day.
Corn flour murukku 1

    Enjoy !

  • For variations,u can replace jaggery with powdered sugar in urad dal ladoo.Some poeple also add a tsp of raw rice while roasting urad dal.Its completely optional though.
  • For murukku,u can use fried gram flour instead of urad dal flour but i feel urad dal flour is more flavorful.And u can use ghee instead of butter.
  • Add more red chilli powder if u want spicy murukku.

Try this yummy,healthy ladoo n murukku recipes Smile Enjoy your festival !

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  1. Happy Belated Anniversary..glad to know you had gud time...and the cake looks cute okie? So, dont worry too much abt made it with love thts all matters isn't it dear? I can't stop smiling though ;)...inbtw soya murukku is gr8 so tempted to try

  2. Oh chittu, belated anniversary wishes to you...Cake look absolutely good Chittu, y so worrying then..I love the murukku pa..Sama taste irundhurkkum...

  3. belated anniversary wishes .. nice crunchy snack

  4. Belated anniversary wishes CHitra,chitra cakes looks good, dont worry, am sure ur next cake will surely gonna be professional..i love cornflour murrukku n its looks so crispy...

  5. belated aniiversary wishes.....cake looks good.....crispy murukku

  6. Hi Chitra,
    you are a sweetheart :) that was a cute cake for the Anniversary!
    Belated Anniversary wishes to u both. Glad to know u enjoyed and had a happy time together.
    cornflour murukku seems new to me...good one,looks crispy.
    Enjoy the weekend!

  7. Dear chitra, first time cake? looks pretty good dear, i made chocolate cake first time and at last it turned out as a chocolate drink.. he hee.. Nice snacks! Happy anniversary..!:)

  8. Have posted FIL season 2, do check out..!

  9. Happy anniversary girl, glad you enjoyed it! :)

    We all have that first cake which doesn't look like bakery one but that's quite okay! Not bad at all!:)

  10. Happy anniversary! I bet the cake was delicious!

  11. Happy belated anniversery wishes.
    And that cake looks so so beautiful and it must have been so so delicous too.

  12. Belated Anniversary wishes dear! The cake looks cute...I like the design...Healthy snacks too, love the corn flour murukku :)

  13. belated anniversary wishes...its a gud try...alll tht matters is ur wish to try &taste of the outcome...

  14. Dear Chitra, My hearty wishes on your wedding day. urad dhal urundai looks healthy and yummy. U know what dear, I am zero at making murukku:) Last time I tried and ended with some havoc... Ur murukku looks crispy and perfect. Congrats on ur first cake dear. First I thought the first picture as ur cake then...u made me smiling. I made a big chunk of charred stone as my first cake long back . U made a proper cake and the icing shows ur love. Hats off dear. Happy baking.

  15. Belated wishes chithra..yummy sweet..
    Murukku with corn flour is new to me..cake is looking nice..

  16. Belated Happy anniversary..Hope you had a good time..Don't worry about the cake..It happens.There is always next time. You have made it with love..That is what matters. right..:-)

  17. Belated anniversary wishes Chitra....gud to know u had a great time...Lovely snack...perfect to munch...cake does look good...don't worry...u can make it perfect next time.

  18. Thanks a lot friends, ur words are really a boost to me;)Thanks for ur sweet commments on my cake;)

  19. Belated Anniversary wishes Chitra...the snacks look yumm...
    As for the cake, a lot of us started the same way:) least u've begun and I hope u'll keep baking, its most relaxing.

  20. crunchy muruku!! Very different with corn flour,,looks great.. Great try with the cake, I have never had success with baking so far :) , Happy anniversary!

  21. Achooda..choo cute that cake..I loved it k??
    Yummy murukku,I am craving for some now..:)

  22. Bealted Anniversary Wishes...
    Lovely murukku,.....

  23. Belated anniversary wishes. Your first cake is definitely better than mine :D

    sunnundai is new to me..u r rite, kids will love it. murukku is tempting me.

  24. Belated Anniversary wishes. Glad u had a very happy time. Murukku, Sunnundaai looks great. Like the design on the cake. :)

  25. Sunnundalu and murukku looks so good Chitra! Delicious. Belated happy anniversary to both of you! So sweet of you to bake your first cake on that day. Don't worry about the outcome, looks so so much better than mine. Good one dear! :)

  26. First belated anniversary wishes to u. Lovely murruku, very crunchy & perfect evening snack. Ur first cake looks wonderul like u.

  27. the urundais sound like a very easy to make treat!

    and cornflour murukku is quite novel. looks great!

  28. Belated anniversary wishes :) The cake looks yummy..nice effort. The cornflour murukku and Sunnundalu are new to me..looks great :)

  29. Happy bealted anniversery. Cake looks nice. I won't miss Vijay Tv's samyal samyal. Murrullu looks nice, urandai is also lookin good.

  30. Hey !!!!

    Belated Anniversary Wishes..

    The cake looks good!!!!!!!

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  31. Chitra u ver new to my blog but this is my second time here.....i visited once but connection went off so cudn check more today tht u have got bac to me it feels gr8....u have awesome recipes nd about ur cake....:P its ok first time na happens mine was tooo soft but decor was so ways m sure u made it vth lozza love so it tastes gr8....:) will visit u always hope to c u too at my kitchen regularly

  32. A new comer to the food blogging world. Great Pictures! Do visit my blog


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