Halwai December 18, 2019


• 250 g – urad dal, without husk (soaked for 3 hrs)
• 500 g – Sugar
• 1/4 tsp – elachi powder
• 1 tbsp – flakes of Badam and Pista
• a pinch – salt
• oil to fry vada


  1. Prepare sugar syrup of one string consistency with sugar and 1 cup of water, add elachi powder and keep it aside.
  2. Grind urad dal into a fine but firm paste, using very little water and a pinch of salt.
  3. Take lemon size ball of ground paste and make vada with a hole in the center. Fry in the oil till light golden brown in colour.
  4. Drop them in warm sugar syrup, let them soak for 1 hour.
  5. Serve vada in individual plates after garnishing with flakes of nuts.
  6. Jaggery can be used in place of sugar. This dish is also called pakam garelu.

Recipe courtesy of Umadevi Ramachandra