Peanut Ladoo (Kadalai Unto)  

Friday, April 10, 2009

Peanuts are a rich source of protein (roughly 30 grams per cup after roasting). Peanuts are a good source of niacin and thus contribute to brain health, brain circulation and blood flow.(Source: Wikipedia). Peanut ladoo (kadalai urundai) is a tasty snack which is prepared under 10 minutes. When we were kids, it would be finished in a single day if my mom prepared it. :D


Peanut (Ground nut) - 1 cup
Jaggery - 1/2 cup


1. Dry-roast peanuts in a large pan until they turn golden brown. The raw smell shouldn't be there. Otherwise it doesn't taste good .

2. Skin them. (For beginners: An easy way to skin: Take peanuts in a large plate and gently rub the nuts with both hands. The skins would come away very easily. Now blow away the skins into the sink.)

3. In a blender, grind the nuts for just 5 seconds. Now add jaggery and grind it coarsely (5 - 10 sec).

4. Remove into a plate and make small-sized firm balls.

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