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Kadlai Urundai (Sweet Peanut-Crunch Balls)

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“Jaggery (also known as unrefined sugar) was originally rather hard to find outside India, but I think you should be able to find it in large supermarkets elsewhere today. Don't substitute jaggery with anything though; it forms the essence of this easy sweet that's native to Kerala, South India. Enjoy!”
READY IN:
35mins
YIELD:
10 balls
UNITS:
US

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Directions

  1. Place the roasted and shelled peanuts in a large bowl.
  2. In a frying fan on a high flame, heat the jaggery and water together, stirring continuously.
  3. Once the molten jaggery becomes"stringy" (Test this by dropping 1/4 tsp of the mixture into a cup of water; you should be able to make a ball out of it with your fingers), pour it over the peanuts.
  4. Mix well immediately.
  5. When partially cooled (cool enough to handle!), make walnut sized balls.
  6. Cool completely in a tray and store in an airtight tin.

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