Paakada Kadale ~ Brittles

Pakada kadale made its presence in almost all auspicious occasions. These days it is substituted with peanut brittles which is easily available in stores. We still prefer paakada kadale to chikki. My son love this papum poppu (ehehhee..pakum pappu in telugu) and he devoures it. I don't have any more left except this photograph to share with you all : D

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I have not measured any ingredients so I will just give you approximate measurements.

peanuts ~3 cups
hurgadale/bhunahua chana/deskinned roasted chickpeas  ~ 2tbsp
grated dry coconut ~ 2 tbsp
roasted white sesame seeds ~ 2tbsp
jaggery ~ 1 cup (1 cup holds 100ml water)
ghee ~ 2tsp

a thick plastic sheet.

Method :
1.Dry roast peanuts and deskin them. Roast sesame seeds till they are golden brown. Mix deskinned peanuts, hurgadale,dry coconut, roasted white sesame seeds.
2.Add 3 tbsp water to 1 cup of jaggery and melt it in a thick bottomed pan on low heat. Add a teaspoon of ghee and keep it stirring till the jaggery solution thickens.
3.You can see the color of the jaggery solution deeping. At this stage start adding the peanut mixture to the solution. Keep stirring for next 1-2 mins.
4.Switch off the stove and leave it aside for 3 -4 mins.
5.Grease a thick plastic sheet with ghee and take little mixture in the sheet and make round laddus. The mixture is very hot at this stage CAUTION needed... My mother, granny everyone had great tolerence to heat so they managed to make laddus with greased hands. My sis taught me this shortcut : D which comes handy.
6.Let these laddus cool down completely before you enjoy them.

33 comments:

Priti said...

Umm...delicious.....looks so gud

A_and_N said...

My mom used to make this :) Very rarely though!

notyet100 said...

looks yummy yum,...;-)

srikars kitchen said...

My grandma used to make this.. looks yummy & healthy..

Simply Innocence said...

So gooooooooooood to share.

Sushma said...

ajji madtha idda unde nenapu aithu :)
Kadale unde looks perfect Lakshmi..

Cham said...

Very delicous brittles with roasted chickpeas and coconut!

SPICE OF LIFE said...

they look delicious .... usually some version of this is made during winters in North India

Vibaas said...

they look yum! My kids will love this.

rekhas kitchen said...

ummmm yummmy i too like these pappu undalu

Varsha Vipins said...

wowow..looks like my good old fav..kappalandi muttayi..(groundnut sweet)..yummm..:)

Prathibha said...

paakam pappu is prepared in huge batches at our place during marriages and functions...As a kid even i used to call it as paapam pappu...:)

Rekha said...

I remember waiting fr summer hols to begin so that we could enjoy such stuff at my grandmom's place. Hmmm, maybe I should give this a try.

DEESHA said...

I remember eating this long time ago. But we rarely make it these days

sharada said...

hi,
even my mom prepares this - i have not tried making these.
Looks yummy!!!
Good blog with lots of easy stuff to try.
i have just entered the blogging world- have a look at my blog.

Anonymous said...

Sure, we can try making these laddus with our gloves on too...:)

Supriya said...

Very nice recipe...will try it soon. I am also not very fond of making laddus with the hot mixture, so usually end up making chikki :)

LG said...

@Sharada,

Thanks for coming by TOM. I tried to comment on your blog but it just did not work :(

@Roma,
Oh yes! we can use hand gloves too for making laddus.

Shama Nagarajan said...

lovely yummy brittlescathi

Sanghi said...

Mmmmm.. tasty crunchy one..:)

Alka said...

lovely ladoos and healthy too,sounds like traditional ones,and they look so nice too

Asha said...

Slurp! We get plenty of Peanut Brittles here but they are too sweet and hard to bite, unlike our Kadale unde here. Looks good. Ugadige aagle tayaraa? :D

Happy cook said...

You are making me drool for this, i love these.
Wish i could pick few from the bowl.

Mangala Bhat said...

wow ! chennagideri ...hosa unde recipe ..Thanks kanri ..habbdalli yavagru madatini :)

Maya said...

My husband's fav, just gobbles them up one by one. Have never tried these at home, thanx for your recipe.

YOSEE said...

Kadle unde is so tasty and healthy too, especially for adolescent girls.A little dry ginger powder ( sukku in tamil) added to the jaggery cancels the pittha effect of the nuts, so we can really hog a dozen unde-s without fear !

Adlak's tiny world said...

hm.... mouth watering.. not tried at home. used to eat only store bought ones. tmepting dear.

Uma said...

mmm. mouth-watering! Gorgeous.

sharada said...

Hi,
thanks dear for visiting my blog.
Will check what's the problem with commenting.
Do drop by again.

Vandya said...

My grandma use to make this when we were kids. I love visiting Mysore as my dad and me were born there. Which part of Mysore are you from? My grandma's house is in vantigoppal.

AnuSriram said...

Looks perfect and lovely! we make this for kaarthigai deepam but a different version!

Vani said...

Looks great, LG!

Anonymous said...

Hi Lakshmi! after reading the recipe, i bought it from the stores and ate it...:) this is also one of my fav..thanks..!
Mangala