Kanna laddu thinna aasaiya?!?!

Laddu is one of my favorite sweet and my DD loves it too. Almost everyone in my family loves it.I recently tried making some for my DD’s birthday. It certainly didn’t turn out like my mom’s but i was proud that it was certainly good for the first timer. LOL.

Lemme take you directly to the recipe.

Ingredients:

Besan flour (Chickpea flour/Gram flour) – 2 cups
Sugar – 2 cups
Cashew
Raisin
Cardamom
Cloves (Optional)
Oil – 1/2 litre

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Method:

1. First make batter out of besan flour. It must be little watery than dosa batter/pancake batter.Make sure you don’t have any lumps.

2.Make sugar syrup.Take a stainless steel pan and add sugar. Add little water till the sugar completely immerses in it.

3.Boil the sugar syrup. Now and then take few drops of syrup and test it in cold water. If the syrup dissolves away keep boiling for some more time. You should switch off the stove when the sugar syrup forms a ball when rolled in a cold water. (This part is more important)

4. Heat oil in a wide pan. Using a small holed strainer add the besan batter so that it drops to form small balls like dippin’ dots(called Boondhi). Remove when it is cooked and add immediately to the sugar syrup. (Don’t let it brown.)

5. Keep mixing boondhi once in a while in sugar syrup so that all absorbs the sugar syrup completely in.
Fry some cashews, raisins and cloves in little ghee and add to boondhi.

6. Finally when all the besan batter is done, it is time to roll the laddus. Make balls out of boondhi absorbed in sugar syrup right away when it is warm. (In pic we have molded laddu using my daughter’s cereal scoop)

Yummy laddu is ready!!

P.S : If ย the syrup turns crystallized by the end, try adding some warm milk before rolling.

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Somas

My mom makes this crispy sweet and i had always loved it.This is my first attempt since the day she gave me this recipe. I suppose it had come out really yummy!!

Ingredients:

Maida – 1 cup
Rava/Sooji – 1/4 cup
Coconut milk
Salt – a pinch
Sugar – 1/2 tsp

For Stuffing:
Coconut – 1 cup
Cashews – 5 (fried in ghee)
cardamom powder – 1 pinch
food color (optional)
Sugar – 3-4 tbs

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Method:

1. Mix maida,rava,salt and sugar together.Add enough amount of coconut milk and make it into a thick dough.You can use water/milk instead of coconut milk.That was my mom’s way to use coconut milk.Keep this dough aside for few minutes.

2. Now lets start the preparation of our stuffing.In a dry pan fry the grated coconut or desiccated coconut.Turn off the heat and add sugar, fried cashews,cardamom powder and food color.Mix the ingredients well.

3. Press the dough into small circles , place the coconut filling on the one side and cover with the other half. Fold the edges so that the filling doesn’t come out.

4. Once all the half moon sweets are made, fry them in oil at low heat till they turn golden brown.

Tasty tasty somas thayaar!!

Roasted Chana dal laddu with milk solids

Ingredients:

Milk solids from Clarified butter/Ghee – 2 tbs

(This is the brown color residue that you get while preparing ghee…sorry.. forgot to get a photo of this)

Roasted split chana dal / Pottu kadalai – 1/2 cup (Coarsely ground)

Brown sugar – 2 tbs

Laddu

Method:

Can u imagine something sooo simple… ๐Ÿ™‚

Mix all the above ingredients and roll it into small balls. Home made Ferrero Rocher is ready ๐Ÿ˜‰