Thursday, 20 February 2014

Ullundhu Paal/Urad dal Milk/Urad dal Payasam/Urad dal Kheer/Health drink for Kids - Tamil Nadu Special

As a parent and mom of two kids I am always on the lookout of healthy and tasty food that can be made easily without any hassles. This Ullundhu paal/Urad dal payasam is one such recipe I came across in Vikatan long time ago. Ullundhu Paal is a special, traditional and authentic health drink prepared in Thirunelveli district of Tamil Nadu. It is a very healthy drink, prepared with milk and palm sugar. This Ullundhu pal is a must for girls and growing children as energy booster and helps in maintaining a healthy body and mind.  Do check out urad dal kali/urad dal halwa, yet another urad dal dish made especially for girls. A short note about the panam/panang kalakandu which is used in preparing this milk. Panang kalkandu is a kind of rock sugar made from panam pathaneer[Palm tree] which is extracted from the flower of palmera tree. It is loaded with medicinal value, reduces the body heat, cures cough, cures gastric problems and is rich in minerals like magnesium, chromium and iron.  Try this authentic and traditional health drink of Tamil Nadu and you will surely love it. Check out other Payasam Varieties here.

Here’s how to make Ullundhu Paal with step by step photos…


Ingredients

Urad dal/Ullundhu
½ cup
Milk
2 ½ cups
Sukku powder/dry ginger powder
¼ tsp
Palm sugar/Panang Kalkandu/Jaggery
2-3 tbsp
Cardamom powder/Elachi
¼ tsp
Salt
One pinch
Grated coconut
2-3 tbsp
Preparation time: 5 minutes        
Cooking time: 15 -20 minutes
Serves:3-4

Method

Dry roast the urad dal in a pan until golden brown and switch off the stove.


Now pressure cook the urad dal with 1 ½ cups of water for 3 whistles or until soft. After the steam releases mash it well with masher or just grind it once in a mixer.


Photo of Panang Kalkandu


Heat the milk, after it boils add the palm sugar, dry ginger powder, cardamom powder, salt and stir well until the palm sugar dissolves completely.


Now add the cooked and mashed urad dal along with the cooked water to the milk and stir continuously for about 2-3 minutes.


Finally add the grated coconut and switch off the stove.


Delicious, healthy and yummy ullundhu paal is ready to be enjoyed.

Suggestions:
I have used the palm sugar, if it is not available then you can replace it with jaggery/vellam as an healthy alternative.
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24 comments:

  1. yummy drink. We make a drink similar to this using toor dal. urud dal milk looks very yumm.

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  2. wow sounds so yummy n healthy..

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  3. Yummy and drool worthy payasam ....the best one for kidz :)

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  4. Never ever heard of this, but I like badam milk and so I might like this too.. Will try
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  5. Totally new to me.. looks nice.. will try..

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  6. Wow it is very healthy and yummy...

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  7. healthy paal dear, we too make it with diff version!!!

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  8. firstime hearing about this dear.will try.thnx for sharing

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  9. Love ur efforts u take in making healthy foods for ur kid....

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  10. very interesting drink never heard of it sis :)

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  11. I have heard about this payasam, maybe I have read in Vikatan. Now I know how to make it! Thank you!

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  12. Have tasted the drink when my mum used to make for us during my younger days. Its surely like you said a healthy drink for kids.

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  13. Never heard of this, but looks yummy and healthy..

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  14. this is new to me..looks so healthy & yummy..

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  15. This payasam is totally new to me...never came across it...Its sounds so simple and delicious...would love to try it sometime

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  16. wow payasam looks very delicious and interesting recipe priya !! healthy one will try some time for sure :)

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  17. New Recipe to me,so simple n healthy...

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  18. Thanks a lot to each and every one of you for your lovely comments....

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