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October 16, 2011

Ulundhu Kali / Urad Dal Kali Recipe - Tirunelveli Style

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ulundhu kali recipe

I hope many of you (ladies) would have tasted this ulundhu kali at the time of puberty. Today I have shared this ulundhu kali recipe learning from my aachi in Tirunelveli / Nellai.  People usually make this ulundu kali using black urad dal with skin and palm jaggery(Karupatti in Tamil) as it is supposed to be more healthy. In Tamil nadu , our grand mothers used to give this for the teen aged girls to make the bones strong especially hip bones. When my Tiruenlveli aachi gave this for me, I have literally cried a lot to eat this. But now I know its importance. Nowadays at this early age (30+), we get pains in joints and back very often. We are not able to bend continuously for sometime. We get pain in spine. This shows the weakness of our bones. Urad dal helps to strengthen the bones. Apart from this, urad dal has lots of other health benefits too. So its better to have urad dal in our regular diet to avoid all these problems. Apart from eating idli/dosa and vada, I feel this is also a good choice of including urad dal in our daily diet..So lets see how to make this ulundu kali/Urad dal kali at home.

INGREDIENTS
  • URAD DAL – 1/2 cup
  • JAGGERY or PALM JAGGERY – 1/3 cup
  • GINGELY OIL – 1/4 cup
  • CARDAMOM SEEDS – 2 NOS
  • WATER – 2 cups

METHOD
  • In a kadai ,roast the urad dal till golden yellow. Powder it in a mixie adding cardamom seeds. Store it in an air tight container.
  • Now take 4 tbsp of urad dal powder in a bowl and mix  2 cups of water.
  • Cook the urad dal for 7-8 mins. It thickens . Stir well for sometime and make sure there are no lumps formed.
  • Now add the powdered jaggery and mix well . Keep the fire in low flame. Allow it to boil till the raw smell of jaggery emanates.
  • Add the gingely oil and stir well.U’ll get a glossy , sliding non sticky kali is ready to enjoy ..
Delicious , healthy uluthankali is ready to eat !!

NOTE
  • If you use palm jaggery instead of jaggery , dissolve in water and make a syrup. Strain and use.


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20 comments :

Rumana Rawat said...

Very delicious :)

Kalyani said...

Wow looks yummy and delicious ....

divya said...

looks super inviting and delicious..

Tina said...

deliciousss..

Sravs said...

very interesting and delicious dal !!

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Suja Manoj said...

Unique recipe..delicious

MyKitchen Flavors-BonAppetit!. said...

We use to do it the same way but with little raw rice flour added and as U correctly said with Palm Jaggery (Karuppu Katti).Nice and Healthy Recipe Dear.Luv it.

Aruna Manikandan said...

love this a lot...
looks healthy and delicious :)

Unknown said...

Healthy recipe,luks yum...love the new luks of ur blog,very nice.

Gayathri NG said...

Its very healthy kali...
Its first time here nice knowing u too..

Gayathri NG said...

Its very healthy kali...
Its first time here nice knowing u too..

Jeyashris Kitchen said...

my friend's mom makes this very often and those days we eat this as a medicine.but later we started liking this. nice and healthy one. nice click

Raks said...

Me too inspite knowing its health benefits,never eat it :P

Unknown said...

I totally luv this, its so healthy. Luv it with ghee

Prathima Rao said...

Oh wow...this looks delish!!! Bookmarked right away :)
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Saraswathy Balakrishnan said...

Looks healthy Chit..so how r u doing and how's the little one??

Priya Suresh said...

Wat a healthy kali,been ages i had them..

Kavi said...

wow! a very informative post!
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Geetha Ravi said...

I did this yummy healthy recipe. it was too good nd my hubby likes much. thanks for ur healthy nd delicious recipe..

Chitra said...

Thanks for the feedback :)