Pulinkuru Undas. (Tamarind Seed Laddus)

Pulinkuru Undas

It started with the availability of packaged sweet Tamarind from Thailand. Eating them forms sort of an addiction and the seeds come out easily. Pulinkuru brings nostalgic memories of friends bringing roasted ones to the school and us enjoying them.

But there wasn’t enough, and Amazon is resourceful. Hence ordered tamarind seed powder. That’s when I saw that the powder is an acknowledged soothing agent for knee pain and used in traditional treatments.

Then I found a recipe to use the powder in a good way. Roast some powder and keep aside. Roast rice and powder in NutriBullet when cold. Use slightly more quantity of rice powder.

Add jaggery powder and good quantity of grated coconut to the powders. Mix all with a teaspoon of cardamom powder. Add palm syrup or honey to get the consistency for making into balls.

Health Hint : Use palm jaggery and brown rice

Luxury Hint: press half a cashew on each ball.

Add-on Hint: Using mashed seedless dates will bind the balls better and enhances taste.

Enjoy the pulinkuru Undas.

Pulinkuru Undas. (Tamarind Seed Laddus)

Pulinkuru (Tamarind Seeds) and a Traditional Recipe.

I have written about my new passion for sweet tamarind which is now available packaged.

I have started collecting the seeds, drawing on memory lines when the roasted pulinkuru was savoured.

I have to collect more for the right quantity for my exciting plan to make pulinkuru balls. So this recipe is from the plan and I hope to display the final product after making it.

Roast pulinkuru and remove the skin. Powder when cooled down.

Roast some brown rice and powder it. Mix the two powders and add grated coconut and palm jaggery powder. Mix some cardamom seed powder.

Run the mix in a mixer for a smooth consistency. Make into small balls and press half a cashew nut on each ball.

This delicacy is full of goodness.

Pulinkuru (Tamarind Seeds) and a Traditional Recipe.