Gulpavate is a childhood favorite. I vividly remember my grand mom getting a box full of this sweet whenever she came visiting us. As soon as she arrived we would check for a brass tookku , a container in which she would meticulously pack the undes and carry. Our joy would know no bounds if that carrier was there in her baggage. Gulpavate unde and kodubale were always paired since both stay without refrigiration for more than 7 days.
Gulpavate unde is a very healthy snack for all ages especially for children. Packed with goodness of malted wheat flour, jaggery , pure ghee and dry fruits this can be a good substitute for energy bars. Children can definitely have this for their short breaks in the school. This addictive sweet is simple and easy to prepare
  • Ease - easy - have to get the consistency of jaggery syrup correctly.
  • Preparation time - 15 mins
  • Cooking time - 30 minutes
  • Wheat flour - 2 cups 
  • jagerry - 11/2 cups 
  • Grated desicated coconut - 2 cups 
  • Ghee - 1 cup 
  • Dry fruits - 1/2 cup 
  • Cardamom - 5-6 
  • Cloves - 5 -6 
  • Cinnamon dust - 2 pinches (optional) 

  • Roast wheat flour under very low flame with a spoon of ghee till aroma wafts 
  • In a thick bottomed wok heat 2 spoons of ghee and roast the dry fruits keep aside 
  • Heat 1 1/2 cup water in the same wok, dissolve jaggery and keep heating till you get sticky /gummy consistency, add coconut, ghee, dry fruits, cardamom cloves powder, a pinch of cinnamon powder and bring to boil. 
  • Add roasted wheat flour and fold nicely. keep aside. 
  • After the mixture cools make golf ball sized undes, After they are completely dry and cool store in an air tight container 

  • Originally wheat was roasted and powdered in a grinding stone for making gulpavate 
  • Jagerry syrup consistency - antu paka - sticky consistency is the key for good gulpavate 
  • Dry fruits are added to make the dish nutricious, it is optional 
  • I do not add milk because the unde will get spoilt very fast


  1. Can you please share the original recipe with roasting the wheat & grinding it.


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