Chikkina unde or chigali unde is a traditional sweet dish prepared with dry roasted black sesame and jaggery, made into round shaped laddu’s, then dipped in a batter prepared with all purpose flour, deep fried in oil, an easy to prepare and easy to store laddoo ‘s, these laddus have distinct flavour and very tasty. Black sesame seeds are good source of energy due to the, high calcium, zinc, fiber contents in it, they are a great source of improving bone health. Sesame is widely consumed during winters. It is incorporated in the diet in a number of ways.
To make laddu’s –
Black sesame – 2 cup
Jaggery – 2 cup powdered/grated
To prepare batter –
Maida (all purpose flour ) – 1 cup
Other ingredient –
Oil to deep fry
Add Black sesame in a pan, dry roast it in a medium flame until it starts to splutter,
Once it begins to pop, remove from the flame, allow it to cool for some time.
Once cooled make a dry powder (coarsely), add it to a dry bowl/vessel.
Add grated/powered Jaggery into it, mix properly with your hand as there is no lumps in it,
Take a portion of prepared powder in hand,
Press it to a round shaped ball,
Shape it to a round shape lemon sized ball, make equal size of balls and keep ready
Add Maida (all purpose flour) in a bowl, add little by little water, make a batter to dosa batter consistency as there is no lumps in it,
The consistency of the batter must not be thin or too thick, it must be easy to coat the sesame laddu’s. Heat oil in a pan to deep fry, in a medium flame.
Once the oil is ready to deep fry, dip each laddu in the batter, so that the batter coats properly, drop it gently in the hot oil one by one,
Deep fry until light brown, once done remove with a slotted spoon, drain the excess oil in it, put it on a plate spreaded with kitchen tissue to absorb excess oil in it, continue the same for the remaining laddu’s.
Allow it to cool, once cooled transfer it to an airtight container, which can be stored for a long time.
Traditional chikkina unde/chigali unde/Deep fried sesame laddoo’s is ready to Enjoy.