Immune Boosting Kerala Medicinal Ladoo – Karkidaka Marunnu Unda


  • Navara Red Rice – 2 cup
  • Ajwain seed – 1 cup
  • Black sesame seed – 1 cup
  • Fenugreek seed – 1 cup
  • Cumin seed – 1. 1/2 cup
  • Cardamom – 4 to 5 nos
  • Ginger powder – 2 tbsp
  • Palm Jaggery – 250 gram


  • Firstly we have to measure the navara rice and set aside.
  • Add water to the navara rice pan and rinse them well.
  • Drain the water and set it aside.
  • Heat a heavy-bottomed pan and add the cleaned navara rice.
  • Saute and roast them well.
  • Remove the navara rice from the hot pan and set it aside.
  • Again, add ajwain seed to the hot pan.
  • Saute and roast them well.
  • Remove the ajwain seed from the pan and set it aside.
  • Now add black sesame seeds and roast them well.
  • Remove the sesame seeds from the hot pan and set them aside.
  • Then add some fenugreek seeds and sauté them well.
  • Remove from the hot pan and keep aside.
  • Add some cumin seed and cardamom.
  • Saute them well and set them aside.
  • Heat a pan and add palm jaggery and water.
  • Stir and boil them well.
  • Once the jaggery is completely melted,
  • Remove from the fire and set aside.
  • Then drain the jaggery thick water and keep aside.
  • Take a bowl and add grounded roasted navara rice powder.
  • Then add crushed ajwain powder sesame powder, fenugreek seed powder
  • Add crushed cumin seed , cardamom powder and dry ginger powder
  • Then add grated coconut and jaggery water mix them well.
  • Then take a small ball and roll it between your palms to make it round and smooth.
  • Repeat the same step for all the marunnu Unda balls.
  • Serve and enjoy the ayurvedic marunnu unda.

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