Sunday, July 14, 2013

Nuvvu undalu /sesame seeds laddu

This is simple ,yet very delicious and nutritious snack with just 2 ingredients.. My favorite 'laddu' . with goodness of sesame seeds,this is an excellent one for kids and elders

There are many varieties of sesame seeds ,most common are ivory colored ones. Darker seeds also taste very well for this recipe ,and it will be more flavorful.
I  used the pale colored ones.


Here is the recipe...

makes 6-8 laddus

What you need:
Sesame seeds 1 cup
grated Jaggery 1 cup (adjust this quantity based on your taste)
if you don't have jaggery ,use brown sugar (reduce quantity to 3/4th cup)   ,but it may not be as flavorful as original ,but still good.
cardamon  2-3 pods (optional)

How to proceed:
 Dry roast the sesame seeds till they turn golden color and release Aroma. This is very important to roast properly ,if not roasted  ,end result will not be good.  Sesame seeds will start to crackle when heated. Its the sign that they are roasted.

 Do not over roast  ,they change to dark color when over roasted and may taste bitter. Allow it to cool.

2) grate jaggery.


3) using grinder/Mixer, pulse sesame seeds and make coarse powder.
4) Add powdered jaggery to this and blend it again ,consistency should be little bit coarse.

5) Transfer this mixing bowl ,make sure its blended properly.
6.) shape into round balls. ,if required add 1-2 tsp of milk to make round shape. Normally oil that is released from sesame seeds will be sufficient to bind

6) Enjoy your laddu's.


Storage :  stays 2 days out side , if kept in fridge it can stay up-to a week.

Nutrition Facts
Servings 6.0
Amount Per Serving
Calories 276
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12 g18 %
Saturated Fat 2 g8 %
Monounsaturated Fat 5 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 5 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg0 %
Sodium 17 mg1 %
Potassium 239 mg7 %
Total Carbohydrate 41 g14 %
Dietary Fiber 3 g11 %
Sugars 35 g
Protein 4 g9 %
Vitamin A0 %
Vitamin C0 %
Calcium27 %
Iron23 %
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

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