Peanut/Groundnut Balls

This is a traditional snack, which can be prepared and stored for a fortnight. This gives instant energy when consumed. Its a nutritious & delicious snack. Palli-Bellam Undalu or Peanut Jaggery Balls.


Ingredients :

1 Cup Groundnuts/Peanuts

1/4 Cup Roasted Bengal Gram Dal/Putna Dal

1 Cup Jaggery

Little Oil/Ghee

Procedure :

  • Dry roast peanuts in a pan on medium flame till they turn brownish in color.
  • Mash and remove outer skin of the peanuts after they have cooled down.
  • If required, you can mash the peanuts slightly with a pestle.
  • Grate jaggery and drop it in to a cooking pan. Add little water [1/4 cup]
  • Keep on medium flame and keep stirring till it turns liquid.
  • Now lower the flame, keep stirring for another 10-12 mins.
  • Add peanuts and roasted bengal gram and mix well. Put off the flame.
  • Allow the mixture to cool for some time. When its warm, make lemon sized balls.
  • Alternate to balls is cut them into chikkis.
  • For this, you have to apply oil/ghee to a plate and spread the above mixture equally over the plate.
  • Allow it to cool for some time. Now cut them into desired shapes and serve.

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