Manvaru Unde / Manohara Unde

Manvarth Unde is also typical iyengar sweet dish. Very rarely made sweet dish and mostly not made @ home. But I made it using my mothers help at home. This has to made using special perforated spatula / spoon. This sweet dish was also requested by many of my blog viewers. 


Prep Time : 1 + hrs


  • Black gram / Urad dal / Ulthuparappu / Udhina bele - 1/2 kg
  • Godambi / Cashew pieces - 4 tbsp
  • Kobri / Dry coconut small pieces - 4 tbsp
  • Jaggery - 1 kg
  • Cardamom powder / Elashi powder - 1 tsp
  • Water little
  • Oil  - 500ml (to deep fry)

  1. Wash and soak the ulthuparappu / Black gram for 4 hrs
  2. Grind urad dal with little water. Prepare the thick  batter. Should be dripping consistency(Just like udhin vada)
  3. Heat oil , pour a batter in a sieve (laddle with big holes) in a hot oil and deep fry and remove drained in the paper towel. 
  4. Do it for batches and keep aside
  5. Take a small pan add 1/3rd of water add jaggery pieces and bring boil well it should be medium thick consistency on low flame stirring continuously(to test the syrup is done or not : take a cup of water drop jaggery syrup and syrup should be clean come out of your hand) 
  6. Take a large bowl add fried black gram / ulthuparppu kal , Pour the jaggery syrup , cashew pieces & kobri pieces to the mixture bowl and make a medium size balls quickly using riceflour (apply rice flour to your palm)
  7. Shape the mixture like ladoo's
  8. Do it for batches

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Lakshmi said...

Happy Gokulashtami mala. Manohara Unde looks yumm! I am sure little krishna would love to eat this.

Priya Suresh said...

Love this unde very much, love to munch some.

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Anonymous said...

Happy gokulashtami ! Ur recipes are of great help.. thanks a ton

Vanamala Hebbar said...

Thank you :)