Monday, August 20, 2012

Maa Laddoo / Roasted gram/Pottukadalai laddoo | Gokulashtami Recipes

Maa laddoo stands second inline among my favorite laddoo varieties. First is the ever green rava laddoo... or do I like Maaladdoo the most??? I don't want to be partial here. Both are my favorites.
Believe me, I hate bhoondhi laddoo. Don't look at me like that. I have already got cold stares from near and dear for the same reason. However I like the Mothi laddoo that we get at Adyar ananda bhavan or the ones from Thirumala. Who wouldn't...

Powdered roasted gram sweetened with sugar and bound by ghee...

I still remember the first time I made this laddoo. I was as stingy as I could be with the amount of ghee and the result was that the laddoo crumbled to the slightest touch.. shall I be precise and tell feather touch here???
So this time when I decided to make these, the first promise that I made to myself was "Just add the amount of ghee that the recipe calls for". With closed eyes, I did it and I am really happy with what I did. The aroma that filled the house was heavenly and the laddoo just melted in the mouth. After this experiment, I have come to one strong decision.. "Add in what the recipe calls for and if calorie laden, restrict to a bite or two"... Ahhhh doesn't this principle sound great...

Makes - 8 medium sized laddoos
~*What U Need*~
Roasted gram/Pottukadalai - 3/4 cup
Sugar - 1/4 cup
Ghee - 1/4 cup
Cardamom powder - a big pinch
Cashews - 1 tbsp, broken
Raisins - 1 tbsp
How I made it:
Dry roast the gram for 1-2 mins and grind to a fine powder. In the same mixie, add sugar and cardamom powder and grind to fine powder. Set aside.

In a non stick pan, heat ghee, fry the cashew pieces till brown and raisins till puffed up. Add the roasted gram powder and roast for another 2 minutes. The mixture will start clumping up but keep stirring. Remove pan from heat.

Add the powdered sugar to the mixture and mix till combined. The heat from the ghee will melt the powdered sugar a bit enabling you to form balls. Form small-medium sized balls. Do this when the mixture is warm.

Ghee laden yummy laddoos ready!!! Pop one into ur mouth whenever you cross the dabba...

So thats it Folks...
With Love,

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  1. Delicious ladoos.. Posting recipes well in advance for next year gokulastami is it?? ;)

    Divya's Culinary Journey

    1. Oh no dear... Am late in posting recipes for this year's Gokulashtami... :D

  2. Delicious and healthy ladoos....Love it...

  3. I love pottukadalai ladoos, and these look so yum!

  4. wow these look delicious and tasty

  5. it is a long time i have not made laddoos. your step by step presentation is making the whole method of making laddoos so easy to understand.

  6. Delicious recipe...

  7. delicious ladoos.......drop by my space sometime.

  8. Wow, yummy laddoo! Very nice recipe dear..

  9. ladoos are my fav too :) absolutely delicious..

  10. I know, ghee makes these abolutely delicious..

  11. this is always been my fav ladoo..looks so yumm

  12. After rava laddoos,maa laddoos are my favourite, prefect looking balls and inviting.

  13. very well presented Vimitha! look so delicious!

  14. wow... yummy ladoo.. i tasted it very long time ago... VIRUNTHU UNNA VAANGA

  15. Looks soft and crumbly...perfect! :)

  16. yay you are back! Was missing your regular posts, and these delicous laddoo surely made up for the absence.

  17. Great laddoo recipe, looks delicious and perfectly made. Glad to hear from you :)

  18. Delicious. These are my fav ladoos of all time. My friends mom made them for me first and I fell in love with them. To this day, I love its simplicity and taste. Glad to be a follower of you blog.

  19. This is one of my favoutite sweet :) I'm already munching one ;) Yum!!

  20. Oh yummmm laddu...

  21. That looks really delicious, Vimitha :)


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