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September 30, 2010 7:47 am 0 comments


Head down South and you find that Sunnundalu or Urad dal ladoo is a very popular and healthy sweet prepared during Diwali festival, Baby shower (known as Srimantham in Telugu). Normally our grandmother’s used to prepare these ladoos and store them in airtight boxes and ask us to eat daily one as it has a whole lot of nutrition and health benefits. These ladoos are perhaps the easiest dessert that can be made in no time, keeps well, and tastes yummy and highly nutritious.

Sunnundalu is a very traditional sweet of Andhra. Sunnundalu are made of roasted and ground urad dal , powdered sugar and desi ghee are the only three ingredients mixed together and shaped into round balls. This sweet is much beloved because of its unique taste and nutritional value. This is a famous Andhra delicacy made with pure ghee. These are very easy to prepare and taste superbly delicious. Urad Dal is considered to give strength to the backbone.

When I was a kid, my mom used to make these often. Kids and also the pregnant women are often given this sweet. I guess the reason is it has dal (which gives protein) and ghee which has the fat content is good for the growth of the feotus and the growing kids.

Recipe: Urad Dal Ladoo sunnundallu

Summary: Ural dal ladoo make with ghee.


  • 2 – number – cardomom
  • 1/2 – cup – Dry fruits
  • 0 – as need – Ghee
  • 1 – tsp – Rice
  • 1 1/2 – cup- Sugar
  • 2 – cup – Urall dal


  1. Take a pan Dry roast Urad dal till golden brown colour, then add rice and roast for 3min and blend in a blender make a fine powder.Blend Sugar and keep a side.Now take a pan add little oil fry dry fruits and switch of the flame, then add ural dal powder mix well add sugar mix well.

    To make ladoos add enough Ghee mix well and make ladoo.

Cooking time (duration): 25

Diet type: Vegetarian

Number of servings (yield): 4

Meal type: snack

My rating: 4 stars:  ★★★★☆ 1 review(s)

Urad daal referred to as black gram called minimulu in telugu is used widely in Andhra cooking. As Urad dal is rich in protein so this Andhra sweet dish is a very nutritious dish.

Ghee or clarified butter is rich in iron, and used extensively in ayurvedic therapies for its medicinal uses, it is devoid of hydrogenated oils and is preferred over butter for its health benefits. Due to its properties in promoting brain health and development, learning, memory, it is highly recommended in Ayurveda for growing kids.


Amazing mix of the three ingredients simply makes them melt in your mouth…..So why not try some….. Trust me you will never forget this taste.

Here is the recipe for the tasty Sunnundalu/ urad-dal ladoos.

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