Chittu Urundai: The Forgotten Delicacy

  • 12 Nov 2020

Have you ever eaten Chittu Urundai? In fact, it is a traditional delicacy that is forgotten.

Nevertheless, it is not that difficult to prepare when you have the right recipe. All you need to do is coat the green bean mixture with brown sugar and mix it with flour before frying for about two minutes.

Sounds easy? Since Chittu Urundai is slowly vanishing from the Indian delicacy, Astro Ulagam found a delicious recipe just for you! Surprise your family and friends for Deepavali with Chittu Urundai!


(A) For Green Bean Mixture

Green gram - 1cup, dry roasted until light brown and grinded into powder

Jaggery - 1 cup, boil with 1/2 cup of water and strain

Coconut - 3 tbsp, grated and dry roasted until light brown

Black sesame seeds - 2 tbsp, dry roasted until it splutters

Cardamom powder - 1 tbsp Ghee - 2 tbsp Oil for deep frying

(B) For batter

Rice flour - 1/2 cup

Wheat flour - 2 tbsp

Water as needed

Salt a pinch


1) In a heated pan, add the brown sugar and all the other ingredients. Mix until the moisture is absorbed. The mixture should be a little dry. Remove and let it cool.

2) Take one tablespoon of the mixture each time and shape into small balls.


3) Heat oil for deep frying. Then, dip the balls in the prepared batter and fry until golden brown.


4) Let it cool and arrange is air tight containers. Indulge on Deepavali!

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