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Health Benefits of Nuvvula Undalu/Laddu

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Explore the amazing health benefits, nutritional facts and interesting insights about Nuvvula Undalu/Laddu ! Our traditional Nuvvula Undalu/Laddu has a lot of advantages and purposes in adding it to regular diet since ancient times, one will be surprised to know the health benefits of Nuvvula Undalu/Laddu and here in this article we discuss all of it. If you are a Nuvvula Undalu/Laddu lover do try it from Kandrafoods, organic and homemade Nuvvula Undalu/Laddu maker.

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Nutritional Value

  • Energy  - 120 cal 
  • Protein  -  3.2 g - 6%    
  • Carbohydrates   -   10.6 g   -4%
  • Fiber -   2.4 g - 9%
  • Fat  - 7.4 g -  9%
  • Cholesterol - 0 mg - 0%
  •  Vitamin A  -13.2 mcg - 0% 
  • Vitamin B1 -  0.2 mg  - 17% 
  • Vitamin B3  -  1 mg  - 6% 
  • Vitamin B9  - 24.2 mcg - 6%
  • Vitamin E  -  0.4 mg  - 3%
  • Calcium  -  126 mg  - 10%
  •  Iron -  0.14 mg  -1% 
  • Potassium -  80 mg -  2%
  • Sodium - 2 mg - 0%
  •  Magnesium  -  48 mg  -   11% 
  • Phosphorus  - 84 mg  -   7%
  • Zinc  -  1.6 mg - 15%
  • Nuvvulu are rich in nutrition with healthy unsaturated fats which lowers cholesterol and reduces the risk of heart disease. The magnesium and calcium content in Nuvvulu improves bone health and immune system.
  • Jaggery is rich with iron which gives energy and is helpful for problems like fatigue and anemia. It also contains potassium which lowers blood pressure and antioxidants and minerals that helps to increase hemoglobin and helps detoxify our body.


  • India is one of the largest producers of Nuvvulu. Nuvvula Undalu can be made of both white and black Nuvvulu. 
  • Similarly, Nuvvula Undalu known as Jian dui which comes with a bean paste filling is a famous traditional Chinese pastry enjoyed on occasions like Chinese new year. 
  • Considering the medicinal values of Nuvvulu it is known as "the seed of immortality" and has an important part in ayurvedic home remedies. 
  • Both Nuvvulu and jaggery, the main ingredients of this snack helps with health problems like anxiety and migraine.


Suggested consumable by age groups

  • It is nutritious, so a significant amount such as 1-2 Nuvvula Unda on a regular basis can be consumed by all age groups.

Good times to eat:

  • This can be perfect as a nutty evening snack or like an energy bar to munch in your work/study breaks.
  • As jaggery is good for digestion, eating this after a meal can help activate the digestive enzymes in our body.

Eat along with:

  • As this is one of the healthy evening snacks you can enjoy it with a hot cup of tea or coffee.

When not to eat or eat more often:

  • People who are allergic to Nuvvulu are advised to be cautious.
  • Both Nuvvulu and jaggery are healthy and beneficial to women for menstruation and menopause issues. However, during pregnancy it is better to consume after consulting a doctor.

Story/History of recipe

Nuvvulu are popular in various cuisines especially Asian, African and Mexican cuisines. Apart from Nuvvulu oil which is commonly used in Indian cooking there are various dishes that are prepared with Nuvvulu.The Nuvvula Unda are also known as til laddu or ellu urundai and are popular in India and Sri Lanka. It is one of the organic Indian snacks that is famous for special occasions and traditional Hindu festivals like Nagapanchami , Ganesh chaturthi, Krishna Jayanti, Navaratri and many more.

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    • The following are the ingredients to prepare for a quantity of 10-15 Nuvvula Undalu:

      • Nuvvulu - 1 cup  You can take black or white Nuvvulu as per your preference. 
      • Jaggery - 1 cup (crushed) 

      Take 1:1 ratio of Nuvvulu and jaggery. 

      • Water - 1/4 cup for 1 cup of jaggery. 
      • Ghee - 2-3 tablespoons or as required.

    Preparation Steps

    1. Take a pan and roast the one cup of Nuvvulu at a medium flame. Turn off the flame as you start to hear the crackling sound while it is roasting.
    2. At this stage, in case of white Nuvvulu you can see that the Nuvvulu has turned into light golden brown colour. 
    3. Be cautious and do not over roast as it can change the taste. 
    4. Transfer the roasted Nuvvulu into a bowl or plate and keep it aside. 
    5. Heat a pan and add one cup of crushed jaggery and a quarter cup of water and boil until the jaggery melts completely. 
    6. Clean this melted jaggery using a filter.
    7. Now in a pan add the filtered jaggery syrup and boil at a medium flame until it starts to thicken. 
    8. Now when the consistency is sticky and slightly thick add the roasted Nuvvulu and mix well. 
    9. Throughout the cooking process make sure the flame is low to medium. 
    10. Turn off the flame and let it warm until it is warm enough to touch. Do not let it cool as it will be hard to roll it into balls. 
    11. Now grease your palm with ghee and roll it into small balls. In an optional way, instead of ghee you can also dust your palm with rice flour.
    12. Once the Nuvvula Undalu are ready you can store it in an air-tight container. It can be stored up to one month.
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