Tuesday, August 4, 2009


Poornalu / Poornam Boorelu is one of the most traditional sweet from Andhra.

We make this sweet for varalakshmi vratham and ganesh chathurthi (Vinayaka
-chavithi). Here is the process of making the traditional Andhra sweet....

Stuffing Ingredients:

1Cup Channa dal
1 Cup Jaggery
1 tbs cardamom powder
1Cup oil

Batter Ingredients:

1Cup rice
1/2 Cup Urad dal

Batter Preparation:

  • Soak the rice and urad dal for 6 hours.
  • Grind them in a blender. Make it like a smooth and thick batter.
  • Add required quantity of salt and mix well and keep aside.
Stuffing balls preparation:

  • Clean and wash the dal.
  • Pressure cook the dal with double the amount of water for 3 whistles.
  • Allow it to cool for sometime and drain the excess amount of water and keepit aside.
  • Then take cooked Channa and jaggery put it into blender.
  • Now heat a pan and add Channa, jaggery paste, add little bit of water mix well.
  • Cook on low flame till you can make balls out of them.
  • Finally add cardamom powder and stir well.
  • Remove from flame and allow it to cool for sometime.
  • Now make a small lemon size balls and keep aside.


  • Heat oil in a pan.
  • Dip the stuffing lemon size balls into batter and fry them in oil till they turn into golden brown colour.
  • Now poornalu is ready to serve.

1 comment:

Padma said...

Hi Padmaja,

Veetini chustunte nijamga tineyalani anipistundi......Will try out ......