Ari unda / Rice ladoo

Rice ladoo / Ari unda  are one of the traditional sweet of kerala. It is an easy simple sweet recipe with brown rice, jaggery, coconut, cardamom.


Matta rice / Kuthari  – 1 cup
Grated coconut – 1 /2 of a coconut
White jaggery grated – 150 gm
Cardamom – 3 nos
Cashewnuts  – 1 tbsp
Raisins  – 1tbsp
Ghee  – 1 tbsp


Heat a pan and dry roast the rice on medium heat.  When rice starts popping up in the pan, add  whole cardamom.. Leave it too cool .  Now grind this mixture ( roasted rice and cardamom ) till it becomes a powder. Mix jaggery  and grated  coconut  to it and  give a final  grind ( just on whiz ) is enough. 

In a pan, heat ghee, add cashew nuts and raisins. Now add the cashew nut-raisin to the above mixture. Mix well and make small balls.

8 thoughts on “Ari unda / Rice ladoo”

  1. Very crisp & delicious unda..yummy!!

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