Chigali Undi/Unde; Black Sesame Laddu

We hindus celebrate Nagpanchami to pay respect to Nagas/Snakes. We offer milk and other offerings to Nagdevatas/Snake gods. We either worship the statue of Snake or offer milk to snake pits. One such offering which is made by most of us in Karnataka is Chigali Undi /Unde. It is a laddu made of black sesame seeds and jaggery. A simply simple preparation which is tasty. When laddu is made for offering, sesame seeds are not roasted. We make a separate batch of laddu's for casual eating where sesame is roasted. Here is how we make chigali undi/unde.
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You need the following :
Black Sesame seeds : 1 cup (sesame seeds are cleaned and made free from dust)
Jaggery : 1/2 cup (grated)
Sprinkle little water over black sesame seeds and pan roast them. Sprinkling water avoids jumping (yes you read it right) up of sesame seeds from pan; Mix sesame seeds and jaggery and pulse it in a blender till sesame seeds are powdered and gets blended with jaggery. Remove from blender and make them into laddus. No ghee/oil needed to make these laddus. Enjoy them!

Edited to Add: If you feel that making laddus is not possible with the powder, just sprinkle little milk and then make laddus.


Sending this undi/unde to SWC-Karnataka hosted by Sheetal of My Kitchen , to EC who is hosting Color in Food event , and to Sweet series -Chikki and Laddu by Paajaka


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39 comments:

priyanka said...

this looks quiet authentic,..nice colour too...nd thans alotz for the award...

Cham said...

I never tasted such a laddu, it looks very shiny and pretty :)Congrats on ur awards!

sowmya said...

nice one lakshmi.Have never tried making til ladoo, though i have tasted it..but your recipe is bit different...the ones I have tasted, the til was as it is..it wasn't grinded..i will try your way..can we do it with white til..
Btw, thanks for the award...

LG said...

@ Priyanka,
Thanks dear. ya..try it sometimes black sesame seeds give a earthy flavor to laddu.

@ Cham,
Thanks Cham..try it. It is made only once a year during nagpanchami at home. Black is beautiful .......in looks n in taste :)

@ Sowmya
Most of the laddus have til in its whole form we grind it. It is made on nagpanchmi day only. You can use white sesame seeds, we do grind and make a similar preperation but we did not make laddus we eat it in its powder form with rice noodles... You can make laddus of white til too, try it with little til..

Priti said...

Laddu looking gud...Again reminding of chennai...use to get this in provision shops :(:(...gud old days ...Congrat's for all the award and Thanks for passing to me :)...and you have a award too in my blog ;)

Aparna said...

I've not seen this laddu before. But I know it tastes great.:)
How? Because we make these laddus but with whole black sesame seeds. We don't grind them.

Anisheetu said...

Laddu looks really nice... good entry for the events and a big thanks for the Award...

RavishSmile said...

these are so healthy too! My mother makes black til laddoos, and she powdered the roasted til first, and adds hot jaggery paste to form the mix. She adds plain roasted nuts at times, without using any ghee. I love your recipe, and will try this soon:-)

RavishSmile said...

congrats on all the awards!:-)

Cooking Station said...

@ Priti,
Thanks for giving me BFF award. I will cherish your blogging friendship forever.

@Aparna,
Nice to know your way of making laddu :)

@ Sheetal,
Thanks Sheetal.

@Ravishsmile,
Welcome to TOM. Enjoy laddus.

easycrafts said...

hehhehe..I got to eat these without any efforts as a neighbour of mine gave these to me for the festival...congrats on the award and thanks for passing it to me and thanks for the entry too

Sireesha said...

Til laddu is my favorite laddu ....My mom makes the same way......Laddu looks mouthwatering.......

Suma Rajesh said...

black ladoo seems to be healthy and delicious..v used to make in krishna jayanthi....thanks for passing the award..

Trupti said...

Congratulations Laxmi on awards. Laddo looks very delicious. These ladoo are new to me so thanks for sharing

SriLekha said...

new recipe for me1 thanks for sharing!thanks for ur award!

Sagari said...

this is one of my favvv ladoo,looks soo good

Maya said...

Unde looks yummy, I've not tasted it before..Congrats on all your awards LG and thank you so much for passing an award to me. Really honoured :)..

Illatharasi said...

Nice ladoo.... I love til recipes, but I am afraid to eat til because its too heat to the body :(

Congrats for the award and thanks for passing it to me!

sowmya said...

awards for you in my blog!!

Priti said...

Tagged U ;)

Illatharasi said...

Tagged you... check out!

SriLekha said...

a treat for u in my blog!

srikars kitchen said...

Laddu looks really nice... good entry for the events ....nice...

Sia said...

congrats and thanks girl for the award :)

Lore said...

Thank you for the award Lakshmi! I'm glad you like my blog :)

A_and_N said...

I've never heard of a laddoo without ghee or oil. This looks fantastic!

Purva Desai said...

This looks really delicious, and got to know that one can prepare these laddus without oil / ghee....
we make similar kind of laddu with black sesame seed called as Kachariyun......
we too celebrate Nagpanchami by eating khichdi and milk on that day...
Congrats on receiving all the awards and thank you for passing me the award

easycrafts said...

thanks for the award..I have a small treat for you here...http://simpleindianfood.blogspot.com/2008/08/masala-puri-with-moong.html

VEGETABLE PLATTER said...

chigli looks nice .. my tatha loves it .. nice entry for swc-karnataka :)

Swati said...

I have had the white til laddoo but the black sesame laddoo is new to me..They look good LG and congrats on your awards ..Enjoy!!

Sukanya said...

The undes look nice. Thanks for the award

Purva Desai said...

u ve a Brilliant treat waiting for u, grab it from my blog

Uma said...

wow,this is such a cute laddu. Love the color and the soft texture. Nice traditional recipe. Congrats on all your awards.

Roma said...

Looks so yummy and is easy to make too. Great entry.

Dibs said...

Hey ...How did I miss this?! Thanks so much for the award!

Vidya said...

This is a nice recipe it would taste great, I will surely give it a try some time.
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notyet100 said...

Thanks will try this to prepare ladoo,

notyet100 said...

thnks for detailed recipe,helped me a lot while preparing,..