Sunday, November 11, 2012

Diwali Sweets : Maa Laadu

Wishing you all a very happy Diwali. May the light fill your homes with love and warmth.

Here is a quick and easy sweet recipe. One of my childhood favorites. Does not require major preparations and requires just 30 minutes to make (and if you still haven't started on the Diwali sweets, then this is the one for you) and keeps fresh for at least 10 days.


Maa Laadu






Maa Laadu
Recipe Source: Amma
Makes 10 - 15 laddoos



Ingredients

Roasted Gram Dhal - 2 cups, powdered finely (udaitha kadalai and not kadala paruppu)
Sugar - 1 and 3/4th cup, powdered finely
Cashew - 10, broken to small bits
Ghee - 1/2 cup and 1 T
Cardomom pods/ Cardomom powder - 1/2 t





Method:

1.Sieve or mix with hand the powdered gram dhal and sugar in a big mixing bowl.
2.Add the cardomom powder and mix well.
3. Heat 1T of ghee and fry the broken cashews till golden. Add to the mixing bowl.
4. Warm the 1/2 cup of ghee on the stove or microwave.
5. Add the ghee a little at a time to the powdered dhal and roll into laddoos of desired size. Add little at a time and use pressure to bind it into a laddoo. Will take a bit of practice to get perfect rounds.
6. Keep making laddoos till all the dhal is used up. The ghee may not be utilized completly so use a separate ladle to pour.
7. If the laddoo looks a bit wet, then roll it well in the powdered dhal.
8. Store in airtight containers. Do not refrigerate.






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