Thursday, July 22, 2010

Naadan Ariyunda / Rice Ladoo

Ariyunda is a classic snack originating from kitchens of Kerala. Most of us would probably tie the memories of eating ariyunda when visiting Grandmas home. Not only would she make these yummy snacks for tea time, she would also pack a generous batch for you to take back after the vacation. These simple treats are often seen packed in glass jars displayed in from of the Chai Kaddas(Local Tea shops) too. Cherishing all those wonderful memories, here's our attempt to recreate the Nadan Ariyundas/ Rice Ladoos.

Prep Time: 1 hour
Ingredients
Boiled Rice: 2 cups
Jaggery: 1/2 -3/4 cup
Shredded Coconut: 1 cup
Cardamom Pods: 4-5
Roast the boiled rice on medium fire in a pan until it pops and changes to golden brown color. The texture of the roasted rice should be very crunchy. Spread it on a paper and powder in a dry mixer.


Meanwhile grate /shred the jaggery. Grind the shredded jaggery with the grated coconut to form a thick mixture. Add in the cardamom powder. Now knead this mixture with the roasted rice powder.  Transfer the  final mixture which is a fine crumble into a bowl. Take small fistfuls of this mixture and shape it into balls. If you overwork these  balls, they tend to crack up.

The mixture yields easily about 25 medium sized balls. Store them in an airtight container at room temperature and they will last easily for a week.

27 comments:

  1. Prefect ladooos, looks yummy and makes me drool..

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  2. Ethu kalakki...As you girls said, lotads of nostalgic memories und ariyundakku..Enthyalum try cheyunundu tou..

    Love
    Suji

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  3. Wow the ladoos looks very yummy.Grab like one of it.Never tried and tasted is it parboiled rice?

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  4. Love it. It is packed with lots of iron and other nutrients.

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  5. My all time fav........yuummmmmm

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  6. what a delicious ariyunda..
    very nice pic

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  7. ladoos looks awesome n delicious ...beautiful click ...u got a beautiful collection of recipes ,i tried ur nankatai n it came out well tasty ...
    thanks for sharing yummy recipes...
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    Satya
    http://www.superyummyrecipes.com

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  8. oops..Those laddo's look stunning..very tempting dear

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  9. Wowwwwwwwwwwwwww... looks soooo tempting and delicious... awesome job. :)

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  10. ladu sounds too gud...love to grab the plate.perfect.

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  11. never tried it out but i can imagine how awesome it wud have tasted:)

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  12. wonderful looking ladoos..I can keep looking at those..making me hungry...thanks for sharing!

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  13. Ahaa..Ariyunda superb!! I used to hate this before but now I love it..Yum Yum!!

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  14. Sounds so good. Perfect looking laddus. Cant go wrong with such traditional recipes. YUM!

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  15. Wow Kidilam... the picture brings back that taste to the taste buds!

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  16. wow!!!! I am drooling here. This recipe is totally new to me, am bookmarking it, Love it. simply superb.

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  17. Adipoli.Its my fav.Vayil vellam vannittu vayya.

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  18. Made these next day itself. It was so yummy :-) and got over in couple of days time.

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  19. Awesome..My mom in laws specialty :-)

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  20. lukks like the french Cannon balls......(Though itz a Desi Sphere) The bright Yellow Colour adds flamboyance to the ball.......

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  21. First time at your blog lovely pictures these are a favourite I make them all the time a childhood favourite

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