Pasiparrupu-badam paruppu urundai
Star ingredients:Green gram(yellow moong) and whole almonds(badam)
1/2 cup whole moong dal
1/2 cup whole almonds
2/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup ghee
1 tablespoon broken cashews
1.Dry roast moong dal and almonds till slightly brownish.Do it in low flame,taking care not to burn.Stop once nice aroma starts wafting out.
2.Powder the roasted moong dal and almonds without adding water.You will not be able to make a very fine powder,as whole almonds are used.
3.Grind the sugar to a fine powder along with peeled cardamoms,mix with powdered moong dal and almonds.
4.Melt ghee under low flame and fry the cashews.Remove it from flame.Add the sugar-nuts powder and mix well.
5.Mix the Powdered sugar and nuts very well so that the ghee is completely coated.Make small sized balls with your palms when the mixture is still warm
6.Allow to set for 15 minute and serve.
1.You can reduce the sugar upto 1/4 cup.
2.Do not skimp on ghee as the whole flavoring comes only from ghee.Home made ghee is best for any sweets.
3.If you want you can totally avoid sugar and use jaggery.Make very thin one string syrup with 1/2-3/4 grated jaggery and use instead of sugar.