Aug 17, 2009

VENNA VUNDALU - SWEET BUTTER BALL 'S

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Venna undalu is one of the special sweet for Krishna janmashtami (Lord Sri Krishna s birthday) and also a traditional sweet from Andhra Pradesh. Venna undalu- butter ball s, small sweet ball s made with butter.
Krishna janmashtami is a festival that we celebrate in India on the eighth day after the full moon day in Sravana month which falls in the month of August. Devotees of Lard Krishna observe fast for the full day till mid night (midnight is the Lord Sri Krishna's birth time till that time).On this special day we prepare some special dishes with butter and also we offer fresh butter to Lord Krishna. This venna undalu is one of the special sweet that we make especially on this auspicious day

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Normally I make vennaundalu only with maida (all-purpose flour) but when I saw the recipe in Hari chandana s blog she added 1/4 cup rice flour too and they looks so nice in color and crisp. So I adopted that step from her, Thank you so much Chandana for this nice idea they came out very well and crisp not hard but soft and crisp. Check my version of making venna undalu here is the recipe………

INGREDIENTS:----
Maida (all purpose flour) --- 1 cup
Rice flour --- 1/4 cup
Salt a pinch
Butter --- 2 tab sp
Sugar --- 1 cup
Cardamom powder --- 1 tea sp
Milk – 1/2 cup
Cooking soda --- a pinch
Oil for deep frying

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METHOD:---
1. Mix both flours and cooking soda, salt then add butter and mix well and rub between your palms and make like bread crumbs.
2. That should be like in the down pic. If you hold it in your hand that should become like a ball like in the pic.

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3. Then add milk and make soft dough and cover with a wet cloth and leave a side for 1 hour.
4. After 1 hour remove the cloth and make small balls out of this dough and leave them in a plate again cover with the cloth and leave a side for some time.
5. Now heat oil in deep frying pan and drop this ball s in to the hot oil and fry in a low flame till nice brown in color.
6. Now in a heavy bottom pan take sugar, water and boil till sugar dissolves in to water .

7. Now remove from the heat and strain this syrup in to another heavy bottom pan (this processes is to remove any dart from the sugar).
8. Now bring back this syrup to the heat and bring to a full boil now you can see lot of bubbling and rising to the surface stir continually and cook till when you drop a bit of this syrup in to cold water it will solidify like a ball.
9. When syrup reaches this stage immediately add the fried butter balls and cardamom powder
10. Mix well to coat the syrup on the balls well and spread them on a plate (otherwise they stick to gather) and let the butter balls cool.
Then offer them to Lord Sri Krishna and then serve.

36 comments:

meeso said...

Wowie... what an awesome looking platter!

Mythreyi Dilip said...

Sweet butter balls looks so yummy and tempting. Easy to prepare also, thanks for sharing.

Sireesha said...

Delectable and fabulous platter rekha:)

satya said...

Hi,

thanks for sharing this recipe.I tried preparing this before, but was a bouncer.Will try ur recipe now.

Usha said...

Sweet butter balls sound awesome !

Sailaja Damodaran said...

nice one ...i too make it only with maida in a shape of a shell

Poornima Nair said...

Wow...all of that looks so tempting. Great snack.

chakhlere said...

Wow!! All the arrangement around god looks amazing.

Butter balls are new to me!! Looks yummy!!

Nithya said...

Wow nice celebration with tasty prasadams. Nice clicks too .

Ann said...

mmm..Venna Vundalu looks so pretty and cute with the appearance itself Rekha..you are a real hardworking cook dearie..hugs

jayasree said...

Butter balls is a new one for me... reminds me of Badusha... a lot easier too.

Aparna said...

Akka....i loved the butter balls...m sure they taste like badushah nd esp those chaklis luk so crisp if u have the recipe do give me bcoz i tried nd it was a super flop :(...everything luks gr8

Priya said...

Wow butter balls, fantastic balls Rekha, very new to me:)

Priti said...

Looks so divine...nice pooja Rekha and butter balls yumm..am missing them now

RAKS KITCHEN said...

This is a scrumptious one,I will definitely try,sure will like this:)
Thanks a lot for shaairng!

A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

It looks so yummy..with a very good way of presenting and celebrating festival.

Varunavi said...

Looks so yummy rekha,ur krishna chala happy ga ani tinuntadu.

Smitha said...

So festive... trust you had a good time!

Parita said...

This is something new and looks very delicious!

Padma said...

Sweet butter balls looks awesome...

Sireesha said...

Please accept the gift from blog:)

Srilakshmi said...

Beautiful platter and very nice explanation of the Venna Vundalu! Great Job!

Uma said...

Wow, those are some mouth-watering festive treats Rekha!! Looks sooooooo yummy :)

raaji said...

i tasted the plain ones a long back... they really melt in mouth like anything...

srikars kitchen said...

wow.. looks really fantastic & delicious..kalakunga madam..

Vibaas said...

sooo tempting :)

Valarmathi said...

Very lovely decoration.Looks so sweet and yummy Padma.

Kitchen Flavours said...

Delectable and melt in mouth goodies......very yum....

Pavithra said...

wow thats great celebration with yummy prasadams.. loved all the clicks rekha..

Pooja said...

krishna must have definitely visited ur house ! good explanation rekha ! thanks !

Lena Rashmin Raj said...

janmashtamy wishes Rekha...second snap is amazing dear....and the way you celebrated, wowww...its great that u uploaded that snap.. :)

Gita said...

Lovely pictures Rekha...looks awesome :)

Purva Desai said...

they look so divine.......I ve seen them in ISKCON Temples but was not aware about the name....thanks to u got the name as well as the recipe...

You can sent this dish for the on going Janmashtami and Ganesh Chaturthi Event on my blog

radha said...

they look so good!

Curry Leaf said...

AWESOME nivedyam platter Rekha.Hope you had a wonderful Ashtami.The recipe is new to me.Hearty Thanks for the B'Day wishes and 'special' card.

Ashwini said...

lovely arrangement.. never had this sweet balls..looks yummy