Potukadali / Split Dalia / Roasted Chana Dal **** 1 Cup
Sugar 1 Cup
Fresh Ghee - As required to make the ladu'sroughly 3-4 big spatulas
Cardamon 2 -3 Nos
Cashewnuts About 10 of them broken into small pieces
*** Roasted Split gram/Chana Dal
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 .
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.