Thursday, June 24, 2010

Microwave Kadalai urundai - Jaggery coated peanut balls

The fastest procedure I had found to make my all time favourite Kadalai urundai is with the microwave. I was experimenting chikkis with the microwave oven and then the idea of making the jaggery syrup formulated. Quickly tried these and some aval pori urundais, they were both delicious, done under 15 minutes, and gone by the batting of the eye-lid too.
Here is the simple yet delectable recipe:
3 cups oven roasted and skinned peanuts
1 cup jaggery
1/3 cup water
cooking oil/ghee to grease your palms

To roast peanuts, take raw peanuts in a flat microwave proof dish. Microwave on high(100% power) for 2 minutes and a half. Open the door, give one toss and microwave on high for a further minute.
Take out, allow to cool and skin them. The skin willl easily peel off.
Warm 1/3 cup of water on microwave high for 1 minute.
Dissolve the jaggery in this and pass through a strainer to remove scums.
Take the dissolved jaggery in a deep microwave proof bowl. Allow to boil on high (100% power) for 5 minutes initially.
Stir once well and continue boiling on high settings for 1 more minute. Check the syrup consistency by dropping few drops of the syrup in water. If a solid ball can be formed at this stage, the syrup consisitency has been achieved.

Drop the skinned peanuts in the syrup. Mix them well.
Put the mixture back in the microwave and cook on 100% power for 30 seconds more.
Take the bowl out, allow to cool slightly.
Grease your palms with oil or ghee and make balls of the mixture.
Initially the balls may not hold shape and will be soft. But as they cool down, they become hard.
Please adjust the cooking time in accordance to the output of individual microwave ovens.
You may make jaggery coated balls of puffed rice, puffed poha (aval pori), roasted gram etc. similarly.


  1. Oh nice yum...pass those here? I would love to munch on those ;)

  2. Ithu romba kalakal, want to make some kadalai urundai but unfortunately dont have jaggery, feel like grabbing..

  3. New idea of making kadala urundai in MV. thanks for sharing

  4. A real quick way to make this sweet. Thanks for sharing, it will help us in making this often.

  5. hi
    just feel like grabbing them n putting them into my mouth...
    they r so yummy n especially the photograph is too good...
    what is d model of the camera pl....

  6. Send me them latha aunty... m salivating :P

  7. Thank you all! @ Valli, It is a Panasonic DMC-FZ 28.

  8. My hubby loves this.........always buys in those potti kadai outside his office in India.Must try this microwave version.

  9. Lataji,

    Kadala urundai looks yumm. You are making nostalagic, my patti used to make it.

  10. Aha! very crunchy and attractive kadalai urundais must definitely try the microw wave version.Thanks for sharing.

  11. Hey really came out very perfect and i cudn't still believe how they came that perfect in microwave...too good....

  12. Looks so yum! Can we make this with 'pottu kadalai'?

  13. Mw version sounds very interesting and sure this is easy and noted down !!! Thanks :)

  14. Oh I love these and I loved the idea of making kadalai urundai in the microwave ! This goes to the top of the list of things to try from your site :-)

  15. கடலை உருண்டை எனக்கு ரொம்ப பிடிக்கும். கிருஷ்ண ஜெயந்திக்கு எங்க அம்மா பண்ணி உம்மாச்சிக்கு நிவேத்யம் பண்ணர்துக்கு வெச்சுருப்பா, அதுக்குள்ள தக்குடு கிருஷ்ணர் நைசா 2 உருண்டையை லவட்டிண்டு ஓடிடுவார். ம்ம்ம்... பழைய ஞாபகம் வந்துருத்து அம்மா!!...:)

  16. my hubby loves kadai urundai and buys them whenever we visit the Indian shop..i should definitely try this one and impress him..

  17. Wow... kadalurundai in MW. It has come out well. Urundai pakkave romba azhagairukku.


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