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Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Huri Hittu - Jaggery Unde /Laadu / Laddu

Huri Hittu is a preparation of Ragi/ Roasted finger millet's powder.
These Huri Hittu laddus are yummy, healthy and it is easy to prepare.

I have used Ragi Huri Hittu which was given by my son Ravi, he buys the organic flours and other day today groceries straight from farmers. This Huri hittu pack was bought from one of the organic former's shop.
I have not cooked or roasted anything on fire. It is just a mixture of all the ingredients, like finger millet ragi flour, jaggery, cardamom and almonds. I have used Joni Bella/ Organic jaggery. This Joni bella/ jaggery is is bit watery, it is done in that way. We normally use this jaggery, while drinking water. ( In hot summer, you put some little quantity of jaggery in mouth and drinking water. As the jaggey is already in your mouth, the water tastes sweet.
My memory goes down the lane for this Huri Hittu. ( Huri/ Roasted and Hittu flour). In our school days we used to see the kids eating this Huri hittu in the evenings as snack. It was simple and heavenly food. I too have tasted and it was hundred percent Yummy. They used to ( some of our friends mothers' used to wash and dry the ragi/finger millet in shade. ( In side the home). Then slowly they dry roast the ragi and it used to turn as slightly fluffy. Then when it is cooled they powdered in the mill. Store this flour in airtight boxes or tins or good container. Whenever they wanted to prepare the huri hittu, they remove the flour from the box, grated coconut, powder jaggery and mix all the ingredients nicely after adding ghee. Turn them as small lemon size balls or give the ragi coconut-jaggery ghee mixture as it is. Some has to pour milk and give. It was superb snack for the kids in the evenings during those days.
Here is a Huri Hittu laddu which is not at all needed to cook. This Ragi Huri hittu pack is available in the super market / organic shops and some people do prepare at home and sell the flour. But make sure you get the good quality of flour and enjoy eating this laddu.
I have used Alemane Bella/ fresh organic jaggery that is called Jone bella / fresh jaggery/ liquid jaggery which is available in Jaggery preparing place/Organic shops and markets.
Huri Hittu Unde/laddu can be packed for kids snack time. You can take them when you are travelling. It is one of the best snack in the evening.  It fits into all age group category.
Let us see the recipe now;

Ingredients :

Huri Hittu : 2 Cups
Almonds : 1 Cup
Jaggery/Joni bella : 2 to 3 Tablespoons
Cardamom : 5 to 6
Coconut : Dry copra/ Kobbari : 2 to 3 Tablespoons
Ghee : 1 Tablespoon
Raisins : 2 Tablespoons.

Method :

1. Dry grind almonds into powder form./Rava consistency. Keep it aside.
2. Grate  cocomut/kobbari and dry grind it. Let it be powder form.

2. Take a big bowl and put huri hittu, jaggery, cardamom powder, powdered almonds, dry coconut
 and Ragi Huri hittu.

3.Mix all the ingredients nicely by adding ghee.

4. Mix it nicely and take a small portion of the mixture and prepare

6.Prepare rest of the laddu in the same way and arrange them in a plate.

7. Serve them whenever you want to. Store them in a airtight bottle or box.  Shelf time One OR two days.

Note :

Huri hittu can be prepared at home with little care. Adding more/less jaggery is optional. Adding ghee should be little or more. You can use fresh coconut instead of dry copra/ kobbari. Dry roast coconut gratings and then dry grind once it is cooled.
Time : 15 Minutes
Serves  15 to 20 Laddu/Laadu/Unde .
Shelf Time : 1 or 2 Days
Purely South Indian Dish.

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Raagi Hittina Unde.( Finger Millet Laddus )

Raagi Hittna Unde is prepared with Raagi ( finger Millet ) powder , jaggery, sesame seeds, nuts, coconut and ghee. Its a healthy sweet even the elder ones can njoy having this laddus.You can have these Raagi Laddus at  any time of the day.

Things Needed :

Raagi Powder : 2 Cups.
Jaggery : 3/4 cups.
Coconut : 1 cup. ( Fresh and grated ).
Ghee : 3 to 4 Tablespoons.
Cashew Nuts : 2 to 3 Table spoons.
Sesame seeds : 2 Table spoons.
Water : Required .

Method :

1.Roast Raagi powder with 1 teaspoon of ghee on low flame for 5 minutes.
2.Powder cardamom and cut cashew nuts into small and keep it aside.
3. Roast sesame seeds and powder it when it is cooled.  ( Add cardamom pods and dry grind it).
4. Keep a big pan on the fire and add 1/4 cup of water. Put jaggery and let it melt completely.
5. Sieve the jaggery water and keep the clean jaggery aside. Grate coconut and keep it aside.
6. Keep a big pan on the fire and add a teaspoon of ghee. Fry cashew nuts till they turn golden colour.
7. Remove the fried cashews from the pan. Add jaggery water and let it turn one string consistency.
8. Add roasted raagi powder. Stir continuously on low flame. Add coconut and stir and put off the fire.
9. Add roasted and dry ground sesame seeds mixture and ghee. Add fried cashews and mix  all the ingredients nicely.  Prepare laddu/laadu/ unde when the mixture is hot or you may not be able to turn them as laddu. It breaks into powder.
11. Arrange the laddus in a tray/plate. Let them cool completely.
12. Store them in a airtight box or tin.

Note :

If you are not able to prepare laddu and if you think the mixture turned dry add hot milk or little ghee and then prepare laddu. ( The laddu done with hot milk should be kept in the fridge or it might get fungus). You can divide the whole mixture into small portion and remember add ghee/milk to that particular portion that you are ready to prepare laddu. You can use more/ less ghee. (Optional).
Adding dry coconut is better. (Copra/kobbari). It is diabetic friendly. It is good for kids snack box. It is healthy to have this laddu as snack in the evening.
Time : 30 Minutes.
20 to 25 Laddus can be prepared.