Monday, May 9, 2011

Special laddu

This is one of my Mom's signature recipes. She used to prepare this for every Diwali.This procedure is slightly different from regular boondhi laddus.Here we gently mash the boondhis and add ghee to it before shaping them to laddus.My mother used to make laddus this way and it used to taste heavenly.


South Indian Laddu

Ingredients:
Besan flour: 1 cup
Sugar:1 cup
Water:1 cup
Cardomom: 5
Clove: 1
Raisins: 1 tablespoon
Cashews:1 tablespoon
Diamond sugar candy (kalkandu): 2 tsp
Ghee: 1 tablespoon + 2 tsp
Oil: to fry


The above quantity yields about 8 medium sized ladoos.

Procedure:
Step1
Sift the besan and add 1/2 cup of water and 2 tsp of ghee and mix well



Step2:
Prepare sugar syrup with 1 cup of sugar and 1/2 cup of water. It should be of 1/2 string consistency (Ilam paagu). If it is more than half string, it will be difificult to make the laddu

Step3:
Make boondhis using carrot shredder/boondhi maker and fry them in oil. Take it out before it becomes crisp



Step4:
Mix the boondhis in sugar syrup.

Step5:
Mash the boondhis in sugar syrup with a wooden laddle.

Step6:
Switch on the stove and in very low heat, mash the mixture, add cashew,cardomom,clove, raisins,kalkandu, ghee and stir it for 30 -40 seconds

Step7:
Switch off the flame. While the mixture is still warm, make the laddoo (You can wet your hands with water and then make the shape)





38 comments:

  1. wow, mouthwatering laddus..We add a little camphor (meant for cooking) as well.

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  2. You picked a challenging theme (at least for me :) and you have outclassed with your ladoos, Shylaja - Awesome!

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  3. Tempting boondi ladoo..love the step by step pictorial..thanks for sharing!

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  4. Oh my ...I wish I can few of these ....so so tempting

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  5. Wow delicious ladoos,my favorite.

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  6. Looks great Shylaja, the laddos are really very tempting..

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  7. Another laddo recipe... Laddos shaped out well.. I am not a big fan of laddos but these do look heavenly!

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  8. I love laddus! This is very tempting and I'd love to gobble it!

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  9. Wow...These look very tempting with nice description...will try this some time...bookmarked

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  10. Laddus are really tempting, thanks for sharing step by step pictorial procedure..

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  11. Looks so yummy,I dont prefer so much sweets,but this looks awesome..I am gonna definetly try this..This looks like the ladoos that we get in stores over here...I am following you...And please check my blog and follow me...http://yummytummy-aarthi.blogspot.com/

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  12. LOoks super delicious. Boondi laddu is surely lot of work and you have done it along with the step by step photos. Awesome.

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  13. Awesomw laddoos Shylaja.. Your step by step pictorial representation makes it so simple. Love the look and texture of your laddoos! You have a beautiful space with lovely recipes.

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  14. this is awesome! what a grand start to the blogging marathon 5!

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  15. Yummy laddoos look so inviting... Nice step by step recipe...

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  16. Sooo tempting and irresistible laddoos,feel like having some, delicious..

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  17. These are super tempting.Nice recipe.

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  18. ladoo looks so perfect and tempting...loved it...will try this sometime..:)

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  19. Ladoo recipe with step by stpe pictorial is very helpful. i am always terrified of trying tradtional sweets as I don't have "the hand" for it. Your post is helpful. Will give this a try when MIL comes for a visit.

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  20. Lovely step by step recipe.. I remember having these @ South Indian weddings !! Will surely try it ! Bookmarked it. and Glad to be running the marathon wit this as well :)

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  21. ladoo looks very tempting and yummy..first time here..lovely blog...glad to follow u :)

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  22. Nice pictorial. Ladoos look yummy.

    Vardhini
    VardhinisKitchen

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  23. love boondi ladoos:-) drooling here. loved the step by step presentation. easy to follow

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  24. Never tried have to try your recipe...thanks for the brief explanation.

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  25. nice laddoos ... never tried making them at home

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  26. Lovely Laddoos!!And very helpful photographs!

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  27. WOW..simply super laddoos..I have a sweet tooth and love all kinds of laddoos.

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  28. Wow thats a nice and yummy ladoo

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  29. Laddu came very well... very very tasty..... Thanks for the receipe..............

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  30. Ladoo looks so perfect and tempting.

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  31. I loved your step by step pics and the laddu looked very tempting and I wanted to try it but i couldn't form laddus... i think i may have messed the sugar syrup but I got tasty boondhis and we loved it. Thanks for the recipe :)
    http://cookerycorner.blogspot.com/2013/01/dreamt-of-laddoo-but-got-boondhi.html

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  32. how to easily identify 2'm paagu




    Rani Harish





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  33. Thank u very much for posting such a receipes, Tired for d first time it came nice

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  34. Thank u very much for eazy recipes, tired for d first time n it came nice.

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  35. I just made these and they came perfect. Thank you so much. Keep up the good work :)

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    1. Thanks Meena & Shanthi. Glad that you liked it

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