Today is the second day of second week of Blogging Marathon and this time my theme is festival recipes. Now lots of festivals are on the way. Diwali is nearing so I thought what else to share than a great rich Indian sweet made out of gram flour.
Besan / gram flour / kadalamavu – 2 cups
sugar – 1 – 1 1/2 cup (I added 1 1/2 cups)
ghee – 1/2 – 3/4 cup (I added 3/4 cup)
cardamom powder – 1/2 teaspoon
pistachios – for garnishing
1. Melt the ghee in a separate pan. Keep it aside.
2. Powder the sugar and keep it separately in a bowl.
1. In a pan add besan or gram flour and roast it in low flame until it leaves a nice aroma.
2. You have continuously stir it continuously so that it does not get burnt and until the raw smell goes off. When you do this you will find that the raw smell goes off and your house will be filled with nice aroma of roasted besan. The besan will turn golden brown in colour. Stir the besan continuously to avoid burning. This will take around 10 – 12 minutes.
3. Now add the ghee to this mixture and sauté it again for some more time. Turn off the stove.
3. Now add the powdered sugar and cardamom powder to the above mixture. If you want to use roasted cashew nuts, then roast them and add to this mixture. Combine everything well. Let it cool for some time.
4. While it is cooled and at room temperature, gently make medium sized balls with your hands.
5. Initially you will find that the ladoo will be moist but then after an hour or so it will be perfect.
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enjoy cooking and serving.