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Ulundhu kali is a traditional sweet in South tamilnadu which has high protein and low fat. It's very good for health especially for girls and women as it strengthens the hip bones. It's traditionally eaten with gingerly oil and karrupatti.

This is a special recipe which is given to girls when they attain puberty. When urdu dal and gingerly oil is added together it strengthens your hip bones. Normally, when a girl attains puberty these two ingredients are added to her daily diet nearly for a month to strengthen her hip bones.

Still I can remember those days when I was given ulundhu( urdu dal ) kali and vendhayam (fenugreek) kali on alternative day bases. This made me strong still today I am damn sure. That habit made me intake kali atleast twice a month in my routine. My kids loves the aroma once it's done they are the first munching to finish their bowl empty.

The kali normally fills your tummy which would turn out to be a healthy meal. I used to make these for dinner. I recommend you all to make it a habit to start for your kids as early as possible.

I have made powder of the kali from my hometown which can be stored for nearly upto 6 months. This may simplify the process of making kali the time you want to have. Make it a habit for including this your diet atleast once or twice a month.



COOKING TIME : 10 minutes

TOTAL TIME : 6 hrs 10 minutes


Black urdu dal -2 cups

Raw Rice (pasai arisi) -1/2 cup


  1. Wash the dal and rice separately thrice to remove the impurities.

  2. Allow to sun dry for 6 hrs. In separate plates.

  3. Dry roast them for few minutes. To check whether it's dry when you eat each you will feel cruchy. This makes them to dry completely.

  4. Grind altogether to a fine powder. If using mixie grind it and seive the powder to get a fine texture. Normally, I used to give in grinding mill and grind it.

  5. Store in an airtight container. It can be stored upto 6 months in refrigerator.


Your ingredients.

Wash them separately to remove impurities. Sundry for 6 hrs.

Dry roast them separately to remove the extra moisture content.

Grind them in a mill. Store in a airtight container.

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