Sukrunde! Baby showers? Planning to gift a box of sweets to someone you know who is pregnant? This green gram stuffed dumpling is the perfect sweet to prepare. Sukrunde or Sukkina Unde is a traditional dumpling recipe from Karnataka that is specially prepared when relatives invite pregnant women home for meal.
Every region of Karnataka has its own unique recipe for Sukrunde, but the components remain the same – a cereal, a pulse and a nut with jaggery. The stuffing can be bengal gram or toor dal with jaggery, roasted green gram, rice with jaggery, sesame, etc. This unde is either deep fried in coconut oil or steamed.
In our whole foods plant based Sukrunde recipe, we have used unpolished rice along with green gram and unrefined jaggery. There are two variations – an easy, one-step recipe and another layered steamed recipe, both served with fresh coconut!