Blogging Marathon# 32: Letter C
Theme: A-Z Vegetarian Dishes from Andhra Pradesh
Dish: C for Chimmiri
C stands for a number of veggies like Chamadumpa (arvi), Chilagadadumpa (sweet potato) and so on. C is also for some very traditional dishes like Chalimidi and today’s Chimmiri. Chimmiri is a very simple preparation with just 2 main ingredients.
I was talking to my mom about this series and was asking her about what to make for letter ‘C’. She mentioned ‘Chimmiri undalu’. These are made for Nagula chavithi, I remember eating them, but never made them myself. So my mom gave me the recipe. I wasn’t sure if these sesame-jaggery balls where any different from nuvvulundalu or ellai urundai, so googled and found that most of the other sesame balls where made with roasted sesame seeds, but this one is made with raw sesame seeds.
Chimmiri Undalu (Sesame-Jaggery Balls)
- ½ cup Sesame Seeds
- 3 tbsp coconut Dry grated - (optional)
- ½ cup Jaggery - grated or powdered (use less if you want less sweeter laddoos)
- Blend sesame seeds to a powder in a small blender. Add coconut and blend until combined. Next add the grated jaggery and blend until combined. Don't blend it for too long, since this is a very sticky and thick mixture it might burn mixer's motor, so blend in short intervals.
- Once a cohesive mixture forms, form laddoos and store in an airtight container for up to 3 days.