Nei urundai / Ghee truffles

With Diwali around the corner preparation for sweet and savories are on. So many lovely traditional recipes take and share makes me all confused where to start. Definitely  an Indian recipe with ghee will be anytime favorite.Then, I definitely go back to one I love…nei urundai. These little gram flour balls are one of the oldest traditional recipe still quite leaving a lingering want among the sweet lovers. With the homemade liquid gold…there is nothing more you need. So making it the absolute traditional way…simple and satisfying ..nei urundai.
Between there is a tiny apprentice with me, making this and  making sure that she welcomes enough ants to treat today too.. I am sure it will be no dinner for her today..coz I can see my neiurindai..vanishing..totally losing count.

Nei urundai / Ghee truffles

Recipe to die for, made with Sugar and Love.
Prep Time 40 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Sweets and savories, Traditional
Servings 8 people


  • 1 cup Moong dal skinned green gram dal /pasiparippu / cheruparippu /hesarubele
  • 3/4 cup sugar I have used refined sugar
  • 1/2 tsp cardamom powder
  • 1 cup ghee


  • In a heavy bottom pan dry roast the moong dal till the roast aroma rises and the beans are showing golden speckles. This will take about twelve to fifteen minutes on a low flame.
  • Keep at it as it will burn if done any faster.
  • Cool it to room temperature.
  • Powder it in your spice mill with the sugar and cardamom added.
  • The mix is for the festival flavour. Warm the ghee...just enough to melt for an even spread.
  • Now using a spoon add the ghee to the powder prepared and make small  lime sized balls.
  • Use the ghee as require to hold the powder together.
  • The ghee will cool down and further harden the ball. Serve the offerings..


Here I will share my trick. I keep hot water in a bowl and keep the ghee in it to allow it to be in the melted stage till I finish
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