BM #104 Day 6 - 

To conclude this series of Sweets in this month long Marathon, here is a simple yet a traditional sweet from the North Coastal Andhra region. These Urad Dal dumplings are fried and soaked in Jaggery syrup.

I typically make the savory version of these vadas and decided make a sweet version for Varalakshmi Pooja this year along with Pala Munjalu. 

The initial reaction to making this sweet version was of surprise and my family couldn't accept the idea. But then after they tasted one they couldn't stop until they were all gone!

Here is a recap of the sweets I have posted this past week..

Day 5 - Pala Munjalu

I have used jaggery as the sweetener for the sweets this past week and successfully stayed away from white sugar and maida (all purpose flour). 

After a brief break for sunday, I will be back with some Savory snacks from the Indian state of Odisha.

Ingredients - 

Urad Dal 1/2 cup
Rice 1 Tbsp
Salt as needed
Powdered Jaggery 1/2 cup
Cardamom Powder 1/4 tsp
Oil for deep frying

Method Of Preparation -

Wash and soak the urad dal and rice for about 2-3 hours.

Drain and grind into a thick and fine batter adding water as little as needed.

Add salt to the batter and beat to make the batter fluffy.

Heat oil in a wok and keep the heat to medium.

While the oil is heating up, in another pan, heat jaggery powder adding about 2-3 tablespoons of water until a one string consistency of the syrup is achieved. Remove from heat but make sure the syrup stays warm.

If the batter is thick enough, shape it like a flat disc and gently slide it into the hot oil. As the batter got runny in my case, I just scooped the batter with a small spoon and dropped gently into the hot oil.

Fry the vadas until they are all golden brown. Remove using a slotted spoon and drop them into the warm syrup.

Let them soak up the syrup for about an hour. Remove and allow them to dry.

Serve and enjoy.

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Preparation Time 45 minutes
Serves 6-8
Posted by Harini R on Saturday, September 7, 2019


  1. Suma Gandlur Says:
  2. We too love these teepi garelu. Looking forward to your Odiya snacks.

  3. Narmadha Says:
  4. They look so cute and delicious. I am sure all sweet lovers will adore them. Learnt a lot of interesting recipes this week.

  5. sushma Says:
  6. Teepi vadalu looks delicious, lovely color they have got.

  7. Srivalli Says:
  8. Yea its quite tough to accept this for the first time! guess it takes adaptation in a level. Enjoyed your sweets this week Harini, looking fwd to the snacks!

  9. You know what , I tried these vadas in sugar syrup , and with cardamom , but somehow the urad daal flavor was quite prominent . Is it that I would have gone wrong somewhere or you get the daal flavour . It was a new Sweet for me , so I am not sure how the flavour should have been .

  10. Looks similar to the teepi garelu. Never tried these little fritters in syrup though. As Vaishali said, you might need to get adapted to the taste. I personally am not a favourite but my husband loves it.

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