Pala Munjalu is an easy-to-make dessert recipe which can be made for various types of festivals as well as special occasions like birthdays, potlucks, game nights, etc. You can easily make this recipe within 30 minutes with simple ingredients like rice flour, milk, chana dal, sugar and coconut oil. This special recipe belongs to the South Indian cuisine and in the southern regions, it is prepared for festivals. If you are someone who doesn't like spending hours inside the kitchen to make sweet delicacies then, this recipe is a must-try for you! This recipe is prepared with items which are easily available in your kitchen cupboard. If you make this sweet dish for your guests, we are sure that they will shower you with compliments! This recipe can also be packed for lunch, road trips and picnics as it tastes nice even after long hours. So, replace your kid's unhealthy snacks with this dish and your kids will love it for sure! So, what are you waiting for? Make this South Indian delicacy for your near and dear ones. Don't forget to comment below your experiences with this dish, we would love to hear from you! Apart from this mouth-watering and healthy dish, you can also try: Gummadikaya Payasam, Kasi Halwa, Kobbari Gasagasala Payasam, Havva Chakkara Pongal, Chintapandu Pulihora, Senaga Pappu Payasam and Pesarapappu Payasam.
2 cup rice flour
1 1/4 cup milk
4 tablespoon coconut oil
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoon sugar
1 1/4 cup chana dal
3/4 cup sugar
1/4 teaspoon spice cardamom
How to make Pala Munjalu
Pour milk in a large vessel and let it boil over medium flame. Add sugar in it with a pinch of salt and mix well. Now, slowly put rice flour in the milk and keep stirring to avoid lumps. Mix nicely and turn off the flame. Cover with a lid and keep aside.
Add chana dal with water in a pressure cooker and place the cooker over medium flame. Cook till you hear 3 whistles and then, turn off the flame. Let the steam release on its own and drain the water. Add the cooked dal in a deep pan and mash it with the help of a masher.
Place the deep pan on the burner and heat it on medium flame. Add sugar, a pinch of salt and cardamom powder. Mix well and let it cook till the mixture becomes thick. Then, mash it again and take out on a plate and let it cool down.
Once the temperature comes down to normal, make small bite-sized balls out of it and keep separately on a plate. Next, make outer coating using the rice flour mixture and then put the sweet dal mixture as a filling in each of the balls. Do this for the whole dough.
Heat coconut oil in a pan over medium flame and deep-fry the balls from both the sides. Make sure that you fry them batch by batch, don’t overload the pan. Take out the balls on a tissue paper to soak excess oil and serve warm! You can also store them for 2-3 days in an airtight container.