Friday, August 26, 2011

Peanut-Sesame Laddoos

I once came across the quote “No man in the world has more courage than the man who can stop after eating one peanut.” ~Channing Pollock and thats true in my case. I love peanuts. Roast 'em, salt 'em, boil 'em, season 'em / eat 'em raw they exhibit unique flavors each time (they stand second to potatoes). I love having salted and toasted peanuts as a munch-on. Sometimes I just boil them with some salt and enjoy it as such. Ever since I became a "woman", mom has made it a point that I have kadala urundai ( aka peanut jaggery laddoos), one every day. A handful of peanuts with a piece of jaggery is such a storehouse of proteins/nutrients, she says. But she never allows me to take more than one. I love 'em whole-heartedly that you can find me sneaking into the kitchen to grab a ball and she standing behind my back. Oh god I don't understand how moms sense every step of ours. Thats what the pure soul was created for, right?

This recipe is an extended version of my mom's kadala urundais. I added some toasted sesame seeds & ghee & cashews & dried grapes to give the dish a richness and crunchiness. Expecting mothers please ignore sesame seeds… But you can make the peanut laddoos and have one daily – a rich source of protein and other nutrients

~*What U Need*~
Raw Peanuts – 1 cup
White Sesame Seeds – ¼ cup
Ghee – 2 tbsp
Broken Cashew + dried grapes – 10 each
Jaggery – ¾ cup

How I made it:
Dry roast the peanuts till toasted nicely and crunchy. Repeat the same with the sesame seeds till evenly brown. Roast the cashews and dry grapes in ghee till the cashews turn brown and the grapes puff up. Set aside.
Break the jaggery roughly. Remove the skin off the peanuts.
Now add the peanuts and jaggery into a blender / mixie and coarse grind to the consistency you need. This totally depends on you, u cam make it into a fine powder or with medium/large granules. Once done, tip the mixture on to a plate, add the ghee + cashews + dry grapes and toasted sesame to this, mix well and then form laddoos.

A perfect blend of healthy sweetness & crunchiness. A yummy snack that can be popped into ur mouth on your each visit to the kitchen.

So thats it Folks...
With Love,

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32 comments:

  1. Nice combo of peanuts and sesame seeds,looks very tempting.

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  2. i use to eat this lot during my school days..u made me nostalgic..u made it perfectly..so tempting,can u send some to me???

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  3. What a wonderful combo .Both are my favorites

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  4. You are tempting me with those ladoos.I am drooling here..great recipe..love the peanut and sesame combo...

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  5. looks really yummy and you have a superb collection recipes

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  6. very healthy one.....useful post..

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  7. Adore these laddoos. Looks perfect!

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  8. very nice and yummy combo...mouthwatering!

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  9. Very nicely prepared ladoos...yummy

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  10. Ladoos looks so nice... I've tagged u in Play The 7 Links Challenge! because it's great having u as a blogger friend! Chk it out now :)

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  11. laddoos look nice..very lovely ,looks yum!!

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  12. This laddoo looks awesome perfect munchies for afternoon hunger.

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  13. Luv the peanut and sesame in ladoos...

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  14. yummy laddus, i can go on eating these..;)

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  15. I have tried both of them seperately..this one sounds yumm

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  16. Those laddoos looks extremely addictive..

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  17. Nutty, healthy & irresistible laddoos!!
    Prathima Rao
    Parts Corner

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  18. I love peanuts, too. Sounds delicious.

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  19. Sounds like a tasty treat =)

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  20. This one looks so easy to make and mouth-watering...delicious!

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  21. PEANUTS!!! LOve it! Yummy recipe ! Thanks for sharing dear!

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  22. This looks too delicious!!!Sesame is a fav.seed and I love its fragrance!

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  23. wow, laddoos look really delicious, you could even post this for August Daring Bakers' candy challenege..perfect treat!

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  24. Love peanut n love sesame ~ these laddoos sound custom made for me :)
    US Masala

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  25. I too make this recipe.. yours looks absolutely perfect and tempting. thanks for sharing dear :)
    Indian Cuisine

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