Pesara Sunni Undalu | Andhra Style Moong Dal Laddu

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I have been lazy and lax about blogging in recent times and I am hoping to remedy that now. I am using the upcoming Telugu New Year celebrations on Ugadi (March 28, 2017) to give me the impetus. 🙂 My first post in this series is Pesara Sunni Undalu.

Pesara Sunni Undalu | Andhra Moong Dal Laddu
Pesara Sunni Undalu | Andhra Moong Dal Laddu

Pesara Sunni Undalu are Moong Dal Laddus made in Andhra Pradesh for festive occasions. On Ugadi, there a lot of goodies to savour but it always helps to have laddus on hand to cater to unexpected demand or those in-between-meals hunger pangs. (Though given how much we eat at the festive meal, hunger should be at bay for a few days. 😉 )

I have already posted the recipe for Minapa Sunni Undalu (Udad Dal Laddu) and so this year I thought of making Pesara Sunni Undalu. These laddus are very easy to make, need only 3 commonly found ingredients and can be stored for a few days. As a result, you can make them in advance of the Ugadi (or Diwali) celebrations.

The best part about these Moong Dal Laddus is that they are protein-rich, what with all the Moong Dal and Ghee in them.

How to Make Pesara Sunni Undalu | Andhra Moong Dal Laddu

Pesara Sunni is a laddu made with Moong Dal in Andhra Pradesh

Pesara Sunni Undalu | Moong Dal Laddu

Aruna
Pesara Sunni Undalu are Moong Dal Laddus made in Andhra Pradesh for festive occasions like Diwali and Ugadi. These are very easy to make and have a shelf-life of a few days. So make these protein-rich goodies in advance and enjoy the festivities. 
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine Andhra Recipes, Indian
Servings 8 Laddus

Ingredients
  

  • 200 Gms Pesara Pappu, Moong Dal
  • 100 Gms Powdered Sugar
  • 50 Gms Ghee
  • 6 Cardamom Pods

Instructions
 

Making the Moong Dal Powder

  • Over a medium flame, heat a non-stick pan.
  • Add the Pesara Pappu to the warm pan.
  • Dry roast the Pesara Pappu till it turns golden brown. Mix constantly while roasting.
  • Transfer the sauteed dal into a plate and let cool to room temperature.
  • As the dal is cooling, peel the cardamom.
  • Add the cardamom seeds and cooled Moong Dal to a grinder.
  • Grind to a fine powder. It will still be a touch coarse at the end.

Making the Pesara Sunni Undalu

  • Mix together the powdered Moong Dal and sugar.
  • Melt the ghee and add to the powder.
  • Mix well.
  • Divide the mix into 8 portions.
  • Shape each portion into a round laddu by pressing it between your palm and fingers.
  • Store the Pesara Sunni Undalu in an air-tight container. 

Notes

  • You can use a touch less ghee (about 35 gms) to get drier Moong Dal Laddus.
Keyword Moong Dal Laddu, Pesara Sunni Undalu, Sunni Undalu

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