Kadalai Urundai (Peanut Jaggery balls)200g
Kadalai Urundai / Peanut jaggery balls – The all-good no-bad hero
Kadalai Urundai, Peanut balls is a humble snack packed with protein and iron from the main ingredients Peanuts and Jaggery. It is also made in flatter version called Kadala Mittai or more famously Peanut Chikkis. With mild variation in ingredients this ball of deliciousness is made in different regions in India and also in many parts of South East Asia.
Healthy high protein zero sugar, zero oil, zero liquid glucose jaggery based sweet that one can eat without guilt – a storehouse of instant energy & healthiest candy ever! Trans fats, which is generally considered harmful for the body, is absent in peanuts. It is full of heart-healthy mono unsaturated fats (MUF)
Mahatma Gandhi once referred to groundnut as the `poor man's almond'. It is true even today. But groundnuts are superior to almonds due to their essential amino acid content, absence of oxalates and phytates. From the roadside tea shop to a luxurious sweet shop, Kadalai Urundai has a prominent place as people’s favourite.
Kadalai Urundai inherits the taste from the quality of its raw ingredients. It was the after school snacks for the older generation. During the nostalgic talks, they lovingly recall the sale of Kadalai Urundai outside school premises and share fond memories eating these crunchy balls all the way home. Paradise days! It also aids in digestion and boosts immunity. Kadalai Urundai is regaining its glory as a perfect school and after school snacks. It’s a go-to snack for those sudden hunger pangs.
Though in the past our grandmother’s kitchen will be well stocked with these mouth-watering sweet, it’s customary to make Kadalai Urundais during Janmashtami, Karthigai Deepam. Some communities have the practice of making it during weddings as well.
A balanced diet is a Kadalai Urundai in each hand
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