Sweet dish prepared using dry fruits and nuts and edible gum. Antina Unde is prepared for lactating mothers in Maharashtra and North Karnataka.
Time Required: 40 Minutes
1 Cup Dry Coconut, Grated
¼ Cup Dry Dates, Chopped
¼ Cup Almonds
¼ Walnuts or Pecan or both
¼ Cup Ker Seeds Chopped or Pumpkin Seeds (or any seeds of your choice) Chopped
1 tbsp Edible Gum
1 tbsp Khuskhus/Poppy Seeds or Sesame Seeds or both
5 tbsp Ghee
1 Cup Jaggery, Grated or Dates
Fry dry fruits, Gum, Dates, Khuskhus, seeds, and Coconut in little Ghee separately and keep them aside.
If using Jaggery, heat Ghee in a thick-bottomed pan and add Jaggery and 1 Cup water and let the jaggery melt. Keep stirring and cook for 2 minutes until it turns into a syrup.
If using dates, blend the dates to a paste and heat Ghee and add the dates and let it cook for 2 to 3 minutes.
Add the other ingredients to the syrup or the dates and mix well.
Remove the mixture to a tray and tie into balls or when it is hot.
Picture above – using jaggery
Picture above – using dates
Store in airtight containers.
This laddoo is very healthy and is usual given during postpartum to the new mother.
This laddo is prepared during winters in North India to combat the cold.
Iam very good in preparing antina unde & want to sell them .please help.
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Hi, do you know if “alavi seeds” are used in this recipe? If yes then I would like to know if we get it in US.What is it called in English or any other language?
Yes according to my mother alavi seeds were used in preparing this dish in North Karnataka. But I am sorry, I do not know what these seeds are called in English. I will let you know as soon as I find out.
Is mamata who is good in making antina unde selling them. can i have her contact no or address.
thank you Shantha for this recepie i was searching this recipe for a long time .. m preggers so i have heard its good to eat this .. thanks a ton ..
and to smitha alavi seeds are nothig but flackseed in US you get it all department stores like walmart.. etc . you get it in Indian stores too its called as alsi seeds ( its both in brown and in white colour)
Congratulations! Eat well and be happy.
Hi, Alsi or flaxseed are called Agasi or agase in north karnataka kannada language. Alavi is different seed. Its stil small and thinner than Agasi seed. Almost same color. Alavi seeds are boiled and it will become like soup. Boiled seeds go slippery. Then they usually add ghee and sugar to it and heat further a bit so that sugar gets dissolved in that liquid. This is usually given to mothers who are under post natal care so that everything gets healed quickly ( Used in every house of north Karnataka). Even when somebody is injured more this soup can… Read more »
Thank you for the information Sarojini.