Monday 14 December 2009

Avalose Unda

Avalose Unda- A traditional sweetened rice balls of Kerala!


Avalose podi-2 1/2 cups
Cardamom (powdered)- 1/4 tsp
Vanilla Essence-1/4 tsp
Sugar-1 cup
Water- 1/2 cup
Lime Juice- 1 1/2 tsp


  • Mix sugar, water and lime juice in a bowl and keep aside for 8 hours or over night to soak.
  • Heat this mixture stirring continuously till we get a single thread consistency on tapping between thumb and forefinger quickly. (You should be very careful at this point not to over cook or the Avalose Unda will be very hard).
  • Remove from heat and add vanilla essence and cardamom powder.
  • Add 2 cups of avalose podi little by little mixing very well.
  • When it is warm enough to touch make lime size balls.
  • Coat these balls in the reserved 1/2 cup avalose podi, which helps to make perfect round shape and prevents stickiness.


  1. You are making me feel homesick. Wish i could grab few and keep in a tin so i can eat them for few days.

  2. alltime fav ...Pass that plate dear......Kothivarunnuuuu sharikkummmm.....

  3. When i was in school, my friends would get back these laddoos and banana chips whenever they went to kerala during vacations. It has been years and years since i have had these.

  4. ladoos looks very tempting, what is the avalose podi...

  5. Lovely Lovely Avalose undas, Swapna...Moist and yummy just the way as they should be!! :)
    I can smell that heavenly flavour...:)...though reminds me of home :(..

  6. yummmm

    i can actually smell jaggery and sweetness... water in my mouth.... i wanna eat sm rite awayyyyyyyy

  7. hi swaona. new to ur ur recipes. I have plans to try ur allipidi..will tell u how it goes.
    plz drop by my blog when u get the time


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