Laddoo – Exploring BharatKaZaika
Laddoo – Laddu – Laddo – Ladoo – लड्डू A famous easy to make Indian sweet.
Wikipedia says – Laddu or laddoo is a sphere-shaped sweet originating from the Indian subcontinent; the name originated from the Sanskrit word Lattika. Laddus are made of flour, fat (ghee/butter/oil), and sugar, with other ingredients that vary by recipe, like chopped nuts or dried raisins.
They are often served at festive or religious occasions. Laddu is often prepared for festivals or family events such as weddings and births, or given as a prasadam(religious offering of food) at Hindu temples. I am sure all are well aware of famous tirupati laddoo. And who have seen the movie English Vinglish, the lead actress Shashi Godbole (Sridevi) is a housewife who makes and sells laddoos and becomes an entrepreneur of laddoos.
Laddoo’s are of various types –
- Besan laddoo
- boondi laddoo
- rava/ semolina laddoo
- gond ke laddoo
- methi ke laddoo
- coconut/ nariyal laddoo
- til laddoo
- motichoor laddoo
- panjiri laddu/ pinni
- rai laddoo
- mumura laddu
- rajgira/ amarnath laddu
- mawa/ khoya laddu
- peanut laddoo
- mung dal laddu
- dry fruit date laddu
- atta laddoo
So they are very Indian, ultimate bhartiya and proud Indian sweet. As we know that Laddoo is a sweet, round, ball shaped pop up sweet dish so let’s try making laddoo today.
Sharing Atta ladoo recipe which I call nutritious multi grain laddoo and it is all time favorite in my house and loved by kids!
- 2 cup wheat flour which is used for making rotis.
- 2 cup multigrain atta (you can make it purely with only mutligrain atta depending upon your taste)
- Desi Ghee 1/2 kg approx
- Almonds/ Badam 1/2 cup crushed
- crushed cashews/ kaju 1/2 cup
- walnuts/ akhrot 1/2 cup crushed
- 1/2 cup crushed dry dates, sometimes the kharik powder is also available so one can use that too.
- 1 tsp cardamom/ elaichi powder
- 1 tsp nutmeg/ jaifal powder
- I also add badam pak from patanjali for add on taste
- 3-4 cups powdered sugar approx the same qty as of atta
This makes approx 50/ 60 laddoos so one can reduce or increase as per requirement.
Method to make atta laddoo
- Roast atta with approx half of the ghee(1-1.5 cups) on medium heat about 15 minute or else you can microwave it on 60% power for 10 minutes but with breaks of 5 min then remove and mix, then again 2-3 minutes again remove and mix. It will turn light brown color.
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- Keep it aside and let the atta cool and in the mean time in small wok fry crushed almonds, cashews, walnuts all separately in shifts as all have different heating temperatures.
- Now once dry-fruits are cooled, grind them in mixer pot. Don’t over grind else it will leave its oils so a mild rinding is enough.
NOTE – I grind all dry-fruits as few people or kids don’t like the big pieces coming in mouth and they end up throwing but if you like pieces then let them be coarsely grounded only and no grinding.
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- Now Add atta mixture, grounded sugar, grinded dry-fruits and remaining ghee along with cardamom, nutmeg, date powder.
- Take this mixture on a big clean sheet or big plate or big bowl where you can mix all the things properly.
- If its cold weather or if you feel that ghee is cololing and mixture is drying just move the mixture just once in mixer pot as this way everything gets mixed up well and becomes uniform.
- Now, Take a little amount say approx a palmful and press the mixture in order to make round shaped balls.
- I ensure to put 1-2 kishmish in between each ladoo and shape them in a ball, this ensures there is a kishmish in each laddoo.
- Let ladoos cool to room temperature before transferring and storing in an airtight container. The ladoos stay fresh and fine for 2 to 3 weeks without any damage.
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