Pottukadalai(Roasted Gram) urundai is a quick and easy sweet snack especially for the kids. We need to spend only 20 to 30 mins to do this yummy dish. My mom used to make this during Navratri and we used to share with our neighbours who come and visit our Golu. Those days are wonderful, my mom used to dress up the kids and take them along with her to see our neighbour's Golu. They in-turn visit our house and we distribute the neivedhyam.  Among the sundal varieties, Pottukadalai urundai is different and much delighted to eat this. My all time favourite.
Preparation and Yield:
Preparation time15 mins
Cooking Time15 mins

Pottukadalai Urundai(Roasted gram dal balls)
Pottukadalai Urundai(Roasted gram dal balls)

Roasted Gram/Pottukadalai1.5 cup
Grated Jaggery1 Cup
Water1 Cup
Cardamom Powder1/2 teaspoon
Rice Flour1 teaspoon

Pottukadalai Urundai(Roasted gram dal balls)
Pottukadalai Urundai(Roasted gram dal balls)

  1. Heat water in a heavy bottomed pan, add the grated jaggery. When the jaggery dissolves, strain it to remove sand. Again add the strained jaggery syrup in the pan and allow it to boil
  2. When the jaggery syrup starts to thicken up, add a drop of jaggery syrup in a bowl of water. The syrup should not dissolve, this is the correct consistency. Now add cardamom powder and remove from flame. Now add pottukadalai to the jaggery syrup and mix well

  3. Grease your hands with little rice flour and take small quantities of pottukadalai and try to make small balls. Initially as the jaggery syrup is hot, we cannot make stiff balls. Don't worry, once it cools off a little we can make it. Again wet the hands with water and firmly hold each ball to make it stiff

  4. Finally we are now ready with the yummy pottukadalai urundai and we can start our neivedhyam
  5. Pottukadalai Urundai
    Pottukadalai Urundai

Post a Comment Blogger

  1. my first try on urundai's came out very well this karthigai my parents said it was just like my grandma's preparation thanks a lot for such wonderful specifications mam

  2. Hi Lalitha, thanks for your comments, please keep trying and share your comments and suggestions.