Chimmili (also called Nuvvula Undalu) are these super-simple Til aur Gur ke Laddu that ca be made literally in under 30 minutes.

Chimmili | Nuvvula Undalu | Sesame and Jaggery Laddu
Chimmili | Nuvvula Undalu | Sesame and Jaggery Laddu

Now that Deepavali is over, in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, it is time to think of Nagula Chavithi, which falls on the fourth day after Deepavali.

This year the date for Nagula Chaviti is November 18, 2020.

This is a day when women in Andhra and Telangana fast and pray to serpents/snakes. Legend has it that when Lord Shiva swallowed the poison from  the Sagara Manthanam, a few drops spilled over. The Nagula Chavithi, Panchami, and Sashti poojas are performed to alleviate the ill effects of this poison. On this day, we typically eat only milk, fruits, and two naivedyam items called Chimmili and Chalimidi.

Chimmili (also called Nuvvula Undalu) is a simple laddu made from nuvvulu (sesame/til) and jaggery. It is rich in iron, magnesium, calcium, and phosphorous. I guess this makes it the ideal food for someone on a fast! In addition, because of the Sesame, this laddu also warms the body and so is great for the cold weather.

As you will see from the recipe this Sesame and Jaggery Laddu can be made in less than 30 minutes. So you can make it anytime, and even as a last minute sweet for Diwali. The best part about these laddus is that you can store them for upto 2 weeks.

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This recipe for Chimmili was first posted in November 2012 and has been updated with a recipe card and new pics.

Recipe for Chimmili | Andhra Sesame and Jaggery Laddus

Chimmili | Nuvvula Undalu | Sesame and Jaggery Laddus

Aruna
Chimmili or Nuvvula Undalu are Sesame and Jaggery Laddus that are very easy to make and can be made in less than 30 minutes. Rich in calcium and iron, these healthy Til aur Gur ke Laddu are a must for Nagula Chavithi in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Course Dessert, Naivedyam
Cuisine Andhra Pradesh, Indian, Telangana, Vegan, Vegetarian
Servings 12 Laddus
Calories 119 kcal
Equipment
  • Heavy-bottomed kadhai or pan
  • Plate
Ingredients
  
  • 1 Cup Unpolished Nuvvulu, Sesame, Til (150 gms)
  • 2/3 Cup Bellam, Jaggery, Gur (200 gms)
  • Neyyi, Clarified Butter, Ghee OR Oil (For greasing the palms to shape the laddus)
Instructions
 
Roasting the Sesame
  • In a heavy-bottomed pan, over medium flame, dry-roast the sesame till it starts to become aromatic and crackle a bit.
  • Transfer to a plate and let the sesame seeds cool.
Making the Laddu Mix
  • In a mixer, crush the sesame seeds by giving them a whirl for about 5-10 seconds at low speeds. You want a coarse powder with some seeds intact.
  • Transfer the crushed sesame seeds to a plate and add the jaggery.
  • Mix well.
Shaping the Chimmili | Nuvvula Undalu
  • Grease palm with some ghee and make lemon-sized laddoos.
Storing the Chimmili
  • Store the Chimmili in an air-tight container. You can store these laddus for upto 2 weeks.
Nutrition Facts
Chimmili | Nuvvula Undalu | Sesame and Jaggery Laddus
Amount Per Serving
Calories 119 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 1mg0%
Potassium 59mg2%
Carbohydrates 14g5%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 11g12%
Protein 2g4%
Calcium 126mg13%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Keyword Andhra Udad Dal Laddu, Chimili, Chimmili, Sesame and Jaggery Laddu, Til aur Gur ke Laddus
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Nuvvula Undalu
Nuvvula Undalu

How to Make Chimili | Til aur Gur ke Laddu

  1. Roasting the Nuvvulu | Sesame Seeds | Til
    1. In a heavy-bottomed pan, over medium flame, dry-roast the sesame till it starts to become aromatic and crackle a bit. 
    2. Transfer to a plate and let the sesame seeds cool. If you leave them in the hot pan, the seeds will continue to roast further. 
  2. Makin the Mix for the Laddus
    1. In a mixer, crush the sesame seeds by giving them a whirl for about 5-10 seconds at low speeds. You want a coarse powder with some seeds intact. If you grind the seeds at high speed or for too long you will get an an oily lump that cannot be used.

    2. Transfer the crushed sesame seeds to a plate and add the jaggery.
    3. Mix well.
  3. Making the Chimmili
    1. Grease palm with some ghee and make lemon-sized laddoos.
  4. Offer Chimmili as naivedyam and eat as prasadam.

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