Diwali feast has begun… with sweets n savouries… I was just soo excited when I made my first sweet for this festival yesterday… That too my most favourite one… never really tried hands at making them from scratch.. coz I love it the way my Amma does it.. No one can beat tat flavour 🙂
I remember burning my hands 2 years back… when I tried to make a ladoo’s… but then I ditched the whole process…
Uh… I was a total amateur then.. Definitely feel progressed…. in my cooking skills…..
This is my first try at it .. I am just making for 1 cup. I cud make them in 1/2 an hour.
Got this recipe from my Amma yesterday….. Find below her notes..
|Potukadali / Split Dalia / Roasted Chana Dal ****||1 Cup|
|Fresh Ghee||As required to make the ladu’s ( roughly 3-4 big spatulas)|
|Cardamon||2 -3 Nos|
|Cashewnuts||About 10 of them broken into small pieces|
This measurement got me 12 medium sized laddu’s.
- Dry Roast Pottukadalai for about 2 minutes in low flame and then grind them into a fine powder.
- Grind Sugar along with cardamon into a fine powder .
- Fry Cashewnuts in 1 tsp of ghee until they turn slightly brown.Mix all all of them together
and now add hot ghee. Make sure … DO NOT PUT YOUR HANDS IN THEM right away. Use a big Spatula to mix them first evenly. Now make small laddu shaped balls with your hands when warm.
- Let it cool for few minutes… coz it will definitely harden a bit.
I know its irresistible… but the real taste could be enjoyed when the balls harden slightly .
Kitchen Notes :
Grind the pottukadalai into a fine powder. Not rava like.
Make sure to use a Spatula for stirring the powders and not with the Hand.
Do not use a plastic bowl for this preparation as the hot ghee would corrode the plastic.
Have a rocking Diwali with your family n friends….
I definitely promise you a full feast from the Diwali Celebrations soooon…..