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Aantu unde or dryfruit laddoo is a famous sweet in karnataka! This nutritious laddoo is a must be in the diet of young mothers, three months after delivery. This surely helps new mothers to recover back to their original health.
I have tasted this unde many times but never bothered to prepare at home. But now I learnt the method for Asha’s RCI karnataka!Thanks Asha, I have learnt so many new authentic karnataka recipes because of you!
On thursday when all the people were shopping for Gowri, Ganesha festival, I went around searching for aantu or cooking gum used in this Laddoo. It is available in Granthike Aangadi in Sampige road, Malleshwaram.
All ingredients used in Aantu Unde
Cooking gum or Aantu after dryroasting.
- Cashew – 1 cup
- Badam- – 1 cup
- Dry grapes – 1cup
- Dates – 1 cup
- Dessicated coconut – 1 cup
- Cooking gum (Aantu)- 1 cup
- Sugar – 1 cup
- Ghee – 1 cup
- Cardamom – 6 nos
- Chop the badam, cashew nuts, dates and dry grapes to small pieces.
- Dry roast the cooking gum in a heavy bottomed pan, on a low flame till it puffs up as shown in picture. Crush a little when cool.
- Roast the badam and cashew with 1 table spoon ghee till light golden.
- Powder the dessicated coconut, sugar and cardamom.
- Melt the ghee and combine all ingredients in a large bowl and mix well.
- *Make into 2 inch radius balls and store in an air tight container.
The most difficult part is to make the undes. Chopping the dry grapes and dates to fine pieces helps in binding.
You can use sugar as per taste.
You can add any other dry fruit of your choice.
Can be stored for months.
Update: Since dry grapes (raisins) are indispendable for the making of these laddoos I am sending this to Swapna of Swad of India for AFAM – Grapes. “A Fruit a Month” (AFAM) is a monhtly event that rounds up recipes of a particular fruit.