Minappa Sunnundalu – Black Gram Lentil Sweet

Minappa Sunnundalu (Urad Dal Laddo) is a traditional Andhra sweet dish that is simple to prepare. Can be stored in an air tight container for at least 2 weeks.


Minappa Sunnundalu – Black Gram Lentil Sweet

  Prepare time:
 Serves: 12

 Main Ingredients:

  •  urad dal
  •   sugar
  •   ghee


  •   1 cup black gram lentil (without husk)
  •   1 tbsp raw rice
  •   1 cup granulated sugar
  •   1/2 cup ghee/clarified butter

Method for making Minappa Sunnundalu – Black Gram Lentil Sweet

Dry roast raw rice in a vessel till red on low to medium flame and remove. Now dry roast black gram on a low to medium flame till deep red and till you get a nice aroma, which could take at least 18-20 minutes. You should keep stirring the dal while dry roasting, lest it burns. Remove and allow it to cool. Blend both the raw rice and black gram to a fine powder. Keep aside.
Here's a picture of the black gram dal both before and after dry roasting it.
Blend the sugar to a fine powder. Keep aside. Heat ghee till it melts. Do not over heat. Keep aside.
Now mix together black gram powder and powdered sugar in a wide plate. Slowly add hot ghee and keep mixing with hand, till the mix holds together.
hape into round balls of the size of a big lime.The ghee should be just enough to hold the powders together and not drip while making balls.
Stored the sunnundalu in an air tight container. Stay fresh for at least 2 weeks.
A combination of jaggery and sugar can be used. Take 3/4 cup jaggery and 1/4 cup powdered sugar.


  •   Mixture of black gram powder and sugar can be stored in an air tight container for 1-2 months. When ever required mix melted hot ghee and make balls.


Minappa Sunnundalu (Urad Dal Laddo) is a traditional Andhra sweet dish that is simple to prepare. Can be stored in an air tight container for at least 2 weeks.
  • Paz

    What a good cause to celebrate! What a delicious sounding dish. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    I’ve tagged you for the latest meme going around. I hope you can participate.



  • http://mtastes.blogspot.com/ Lera

    This is something new ,I have never tasted this before ,plan to try this sometime – Sailu, here,we get to make greengram undalu during festivals.

  • sailu

    lera,its a very simple and tasty sweet dish.Your talking of moong dal undalu,lera?
    Thanks,Paz.Its going to be fun participating..:)

  • Sitaram

    Thanks Sailu for posting authentic Andhra recipes. I live in a town Canada where I am the only Indian. I don’t even know the difference between different lentils. Your blogs with photos of the ingredients, are giving me atleast a chance of cooking some of the food mom used to make back in Andhra

    Hats off!!

  • Keerthana

    Hi Sailu
    Your website is like a blessing for us Indians especially Andrites in Foreign Land not only me most of my other friends do look at your site and learn many many dishes i have given you blog address to countless friends and you have it all covered in your sites ,please keep us posted with authentic vegetarian dishes,sweets and and new breakfast items, it would be good if you can expalin the nutritional values of that particular recepie while you are making and as of today am trying your sunni undalu recepie i hope i get it right thanks once again and good luck

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  • shilpa

    hi sailu,
    came across ur blog thru internet. the way u write a recipe is worthy of appreciation and the way of presentation cant just go away without catching the eye, its really mouth watering. tried sununda, turned out good and i cant remember how many recipes i cooked looking into this blog. inti vanta thintunnattu undhi mee moolana. thanks for that. most of the recipes though i know, i dont start cooking unless am tempted by looking into ur blog for the same. hmmmm am angry with u regarding that (just kidding). thanks a lot.
    looking forward for more recipes from u,

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  • meenakshi

    could u plz post the recpie of BESAN KI BARFI.