A healthy fudge to tickle taste buds in the cold of winter, this recipe calls for the use of the nutritious, protein-packed split black gram (urad dal) flour, along with healthy nuts and spices that are guaranteed to warm your body as temperatures dip in winter.

Total time: 40 minutes
Serving:15 to 20 pieces.


  • 1/2 cup edible gum (Gundar)
  • 1.5 cups coarse black gram flour
  • 1 cup ghee
  • 1.5 cups of jaggery (Gud)
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup desiccated coconut
  • 1 tbsp cardamom (Elaichi) powder
  • 1 tsp black pepper powder
  • 1 tbsp pepper root powder
  • 1 tsp mace powder
  • 2 tbsp dried ginger (Sonth) powder
  • 1/2 cup dry nuts powder (Almond, pistachios, cashew)


  • Fry the gum in ghee
  • Crush the fried gum
  • Roast the coarse black gram flour in ghee over medium flame till it becomes golden brown. Add the milk slowly to the roasted flour and mix well without any lumps
  • Add the dessicated coconut and roast well before adding the crushed gum and mixing thoroughly.
  • Add the cardamom powder, black pepper powder, dried ginger powder and dry fruit powder. Mix them well.
  • Turn off the flame and place the mixture in a bowl
  • Heat a little ghee and melt the jaggery in it
  • When melted, add the previously prepared mixture and blend together
  • Grease a large tray with ghee and transfer the mixture spreading it evenly
  • Garnish with almonds and pistachios
  • Once it is firm, cut into desired shape and serve


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