Ulundhu kanji | urad dal porridge

Ulundhu kanji the best breakfast recipes since ages. Ulundhu is rich in protein, potassium, magnesium, calcium, iron and vitamin B. Mainly it is good for women’s health as it is a necessary dish for them in people of all ages, from baby to granny. As it is rich in iron and calcium so it is given to girl who attained puberty. And also it is given to new mom’s to overcome her pregnancy difficulties like back pain as it is good for our bone. It also boosts milk supply in lactating women. On the whole it is a good energy giving food and it is had as breakfast to give energy the whole day.

Health Benefits of Urad Dal

1.Energy Booster
Black gram is a healthy pulse as it is rich in iron content. This helps boost the energy levels in the body and keeps you active. This is particularly essential for women undergoing menstruation who have a higher chance of iron deficiency. Consuming urad dal regularly increases your energy significantly as it replenishes the body’s iron stores.
2.Protein rich
Urad Dal is good source of protein in vegetarian diet. This makes these beans an inexpensive, economical and tasty protein source.
3.Anti inflammatory properties

Urad dal  has anti inflammatory properties. Usually a hot poultice of black gram is used in inflammation of joints and muscle pain.

Urad dal also has various beauty benefits. Applying urad dal face packs is good for the skin as it prevents the formation of fine lines. Moreover, black gram also helps get a fair and flawless skin.
5.Improves Digestion

The best benefit of ingesting urad dal is that it enhances digestion because of its rich fiber content. Urad dal benefits the health as it has both soluble and insoluble fiber which is good for digestion and also prevents constipation.

6.Boosts Heart Health
Aside from reducing cholesterol, black lentils also boost health. This advantage is linked to the rich magnesium and folate levels that prevent damage to the arterial walls. In addition, magnesium boosts

cardiovascular health through increasing blood circulation.

7.Action on male reproductive system
Urad dal is considered as a natural aphrodisiac as it treats sexual dysfunction. Soak urad dal in water for 5-6 hours and then fry it in ghee. Have this pulse to have a healthy sex life. Also, It increases milk secretion in lactating mothers.
(Source – healthytipsforyou)


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Ulundhu kanji
Course Dessert, Main Dish
Prep Time 15 Minutes
Cook Time 20 Minutes
Course Dessert, Main Dish
Prep Time 15 Minutes
Cook Time 20 Minutes
  1. Soak 100 gms of urad dal in hot water for 1/2 an hour or soak overnight. Take 100-150 gms of jaggery as per your sweet level.
  2. Grated 1/2 coconuts
  3. Add soaked urad dal and grind to smooth paste. Add 1 glass water and grind again.
  4. The consistency should be in flowing.
  5. Now add grated coconut to the urad dal paste and grind again.
  6. Now the urad dal and coconut paste is ready keep aside.
  7. Take powdered jaggery in a vessel
  8. Add 2 glass water and allow to boil
  9. Once the jaggery has been dissolved completely switch off the stove.
  10. Strain the jaggery syrup to a heavy bottomed vessel.
  11. Do not switch on the stove now.
  12. Add the urad dal and coconut paste to the jaggery syrup
  13. Mix well till bind
  14. Bind paste and syrup in flowing consistency.
  15. Now place on the stove and switch on the flame.
  16. Stir continuously otherwise lumps would form or it will get burnt underneath.
  17. Add 1/3 tsp cardamon powder
  18. Mix everything well till the raw smell goes off. It takes around 15 mins in low flame. If the kanji becomes thick adjust by adding little water.
  19. Garnish with grated coconut s and serve hot.
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